The Chicago Tribune ran an article about the Bulls making a move for Rudy Fernandez of the Blazers yesterday. From the discussion on our forums, Bull fans seem pretty eager about the organization attempting to get Rudy in a Bulls jersey. What do you think about the possibility of Rudy in Chicago? Let us know in the comments or on the forums.
The Oregonian reported Tuesday night that the Bulls are among three teams engaged in trade talks with the Trail Blazers for swingman Rudy Fernandez.
Fernandez, long rumored to be available, also is being linked to talks with the Celtics and Knicks, the paper reported, citing Fernandez’s agent, Andy Miller.
The Bulls still are seeking to add outside shooting for their 12th contracted player after witnessing an underwhelming workout from Tracy McGrady on Monday. The Bulls also have had conversations with representatives for shooting guards like Keith Bogans, Roger Mason Jr. and Eddie House, sources previously told the Tribune.
The Bulls have been offering 2009 first-round pick James Johnson all offseason, although the Trail Blazers have shown little interest in Johnson in the past and other parts would be needed to make those salaries match.
Fernandez, 25, has shot 38.7 percent from 3-point range in his two NBA seasons since leaving his native Spain.
Meanwhile, veteran coach Bernie Bickerstaff, who spent the last two seasons with the Bulls, has been named an assistant on Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan’s staff.