In an odd new rumor it appears the Blazers front office appears to have forgotten who they’re shopping around the league. There have been new reports saying the Blazers want at least a 1st round pick for a guy who is coming off a season where he was given a chance to start and perform but failed miserably.
Fernandez is a solid 3 point shooter and would be great to have in our system. However, if it costs a 1st round pick I don’t want any part of this. The Blazers also don’t appear to be interested in any of our current roster pieces, which isn’t surprising.
However, there is one player that I’m surprised the Blazers aren’t interested in from our core and that is Wilson Chandler. Chandler has progressed his game very nicely over these last few seasons and would be a much better fit in Portland’s system then our’s. Chandler is a good perimeter defender who would fill in nicely off the bench for Roy or Batum depending on the circumstances.
Rudy is very good at spacing the floor and would be much more successful in New York then in Portland, but until Portland comes back to reality that Fernandez is nothing more then a role player the Knicks are going to have a very tough time grabbing him.