Rudy Fernandez has always been a very enjoying player to watch play. He’s a good passer, a quality shooter and deceptively athletic. However, he’s just never found a niche in the NBA. And after a recent back injury that will require surgery, Fernandez’s season with the Denver Nuggets is over.
In 31 games, Fernandez was averaging 8.6 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds. He was shooting 44% from the field and 32.8% from beyond the three-point arc. This was his first season in Denver after playing his previous three years with the Portland Trail Blazers.
In the past, Fernandez has talked about wanting to go back to Europe to play basketball. Following this latest injury setback, that may very well become a reality next season. NBA teams might not want to wait around for his potential any longer.
Fernandez’s best season came in his rookie year when he averaged 10.4 points for the Blazers.