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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rudy Fernández official player page 6'6" 1.98m in height.
  2. "Rudy makes jump to the NBA". FIBA. 6 June 2008. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  3. Sean Meahger (2008-07-01). "It's official: Blazers sign Rudy". Retrieved 2008-07-01.
  4. Meagher, Sean (9 December 2009). "Blazers G Rudy Fernandez to miss 4-6 weeks after microdiscectomy". Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  5. "Nuggets acquire Brewer, Fernandez from Mavericks". 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
  6. REAL MADRID brings back Fernandez