Rudy Fernández

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Rudy Fernández

Rodolfo "Rudy" Fernández y Farrés (born 4 April 1985 in Mallorca) is a Spanish basketball player. He is a 6'6" (1.98 m)[1] He is also a member of the Spanish national team.

He comes from a keen basketball family; his father also was a professional basketball player. He first started playing in the Joventut Badalona team, in the ACB (2003-2008). In 2008 he left the Joventut team and started playing for the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA league.[2][3] His first match with this team was against his old friend Pau Gasol.

His second year joining the NBA was not as good as he expected, he got backache several times. In December 2009, Fernández underwent microdiscectomy surgery for a herniated disc. It was causing leg pain.[4]

He has also joined other teams, such as the Real Madrid (2011) and the Denver Nuggets.[5] On July 4, 2012, Fernández signed a 3-year deal with Real Madrid.[6]

He has won five medals: two silver in the European Championship and also in the Olympic Games, and three golden in the World Championship, and two in the European Championship.

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