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  Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Rudy Fernandez's agent refutes injury rumors
By Jonathan Givony

Numerous href=/profile//> sources href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> States href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> weeks href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> raised href=/profile//> questions href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> health href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> old href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> prospect href=/profile//> href=/profile//> http://www.draftexpress.com/viewprofile.php?p=22 target="_blank">Rudy href=/profile//> Fernandez. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> rumors href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> moment, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> repeated href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> us href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> people, href=/profile//> state href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Fernandez href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> knee href=/profile//> issues href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> might href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year's href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> jeopardy. href=/profile//>

Fernandez href=/profile//> missed href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> starting href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> mid-February href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> unrelated href=/profile//> Achilles href=/profile//> problem, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> returned href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> mid-April href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Joventut's href=/profile//> lineup href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> gear href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> playoff href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> (they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> currently href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 6th href=/profile//> place). href=/profile//> Since href=/profile//> retuning href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> yet href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> regain href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> form href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> displayed href=/profile//> prior href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> far, href=/profile//> averaging href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2.4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 1.6 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> below href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> averages. href=/profile//> According href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> sources href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> receiving href=/profile//> cortisone href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> knee href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> day, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> affected href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> play. href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> supposedly href=/profile//> hoping href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> care href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> upcoming href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> Championships href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Belgrade. href=/profile//>

DraftExpress href=/profile//> decided href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> contact href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> agent href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> States, href=/profile//> Andy href=/profile//> Miller, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> respond href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> rumors href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> hopefully href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> rest. href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//>

Mr. href=/profile//> Miller href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> happy href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> speak href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> us href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> sounded href=/profile//> surprised href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rumors href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> client. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> I've href=/profile//> heard href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> this, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> I'm href=/profile//> glad href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> contacted href=/profile//> me. href=/profile//> Rudy's href=/profile//> knee href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> 100% href=/profile//> fine. href=/profile//> There href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> issues href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> problem href=/profile//> earlier href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> Achilles href=/profile//> strain, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> that's href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> taken href=/profile//> care href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> now, href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> timing href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> moment.

Regarding href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> questions href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> whether href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Chicago href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> conduct href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> standard href=/profile//> medical href=/profile//> tests href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> prospect href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> does href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> attend href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Chicago href=/profile//> pre-draft href=/profile//> camp href=/profile//> goes href=/profile//> through, href=/profile//> Mr. href=/profile//> Miller href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> say: href=/profile//> Since href=/profile//> Rudy's href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> playoff href=/profile//> bound href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Spain, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> depends href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> go, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> definitive href=/profile//> timetable href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> he'll href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> over. href=/profile//> But, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> want href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> possible href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> hands href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> exactly href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> talent href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has. href=/profile//> As href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> playoffs href=/profile//> allow href=/profile//> it, href=/profile//> he'll href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Chicago href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> measurements href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> medical href=/profile//> checkup href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> conduct href=/profile//> there. href=/profile//> Maybe href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> workouts href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> fit href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> in. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> rumors href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> false, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> absolutely href=/profile//> nothing href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> hide." href=/profile//>

Since href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> phone, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> thought href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> ask href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> Fernandez's href=/profile//> buyout href=/profile//> situation href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year's href=/profile//> draft, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> whether href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> planning href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> year: href=/profile//> "His href=/profile//> buyout href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> definitely href=/profile//> manageable, href=/profile//> Andy href=/profile//> Miller href=/profile//> stated. href=/profile//> We href=/profile//> haven't href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> discuss href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> terms href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> bringing href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> letting href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> overseas. href=/profile//> That href=/profile//> depends href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> things, href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> drafted. href=/profile//> It's href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> dream href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA."

 
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