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Madrid's Fernandez offer is league's richest ever

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08:08 AM ET 07.04 | Rudy Fernandez could return to the offseason headlines more for speculation about where he's headed than where he is. [Fernandez], who joined the Dallas Mavericks in a draft-night trade less than two weeks ago, has been offered a six-year contract from Real Madrid, sportando.net reported via Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo. The deal reportedly is worth $4.35 million per year and would make the 6-foot-6 Spanish shooting guard the highest-paid player in the history of the Spanish basketball league. Fernandez, who averaged 8.6 points on 37 percent shooting last season with the Portland Trail Blazers, was due to make $2.2 next season with Dallas under the collective bargaining agreement that expired late Thursday as the NBA lockout began.

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July 4, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Oh well...

July 4, 2011  08:55 AM ET

NBA players are getting way overpaid... NOt sure how some of them were still able get bankrupt

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July 4, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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Adios......no reason to stay here

Nope... Not with that kind of jack hanging in front of his nose.

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July 4, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Adios, Bro.

July 4, 2011  10:38 AM ET

That Mav move looked so brilliant on Draft-night. Now the ball is in Rudy's court

July 4, 2011  10:53 AM ET
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That Mav move looked so brilliant on Draft-night. Now the ball is in Rudy's court

So what?

Mavs weren't going to draft anyone of consequence anyway.

If we get a year from Rudy and he moves on, so be it.

July 4, 2011  10:54 AM ET
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Hey....good for him......But its kinda strange that he would be the highest paid player ever there and he could barely get off the bench here

Maybe not strange... maybe just plain telling.

July 4, 2011  11:18 AM ET

they have to feed their kids don't they

July 4, 2011  11:18 AM ET

Adios and Hala Madrid! Going to be tough for Rudy to pass that up.

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July 4, 2011  04:22 PM ET
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... I'd say getting back Stevenson is still a plus. He gives us that thug style defense that's not backing down from anybody. We still have Brewer also. the main problem is keeping Chandler and Barea...

I tend to agree...

And I agree - Chandler and Barea are #1 & # 2 on the list.

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July 5, 2011  12:54 PM ET

Take it Rudy, I saw how you choked during the 1st Round against the Mavs this past spring. ;)

 
July 5, 2011  06:02 PM ET

He just announced he's staying in Dallas.

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