Tweet of the Day goes to Rudy Fernandez, who announced the following in the tweet above (thanks to google translation): “Tomorrow will confirm my move to Real Madrid for 3 seasons! Very happy to be back! Now I will tell you I have made this decision pq! Hug.”
Fernandez had an up-and-down career in the NBA and never could become a legitimate starting guard for the Portland Trailblazers as many hoped after watching him torch Team USA in the 2008 Olympics (including one ferocious dunk over Dwight Howard). Frustrated with his role, he at times expressed his desire to return home – where he was a megastar – before finding himself in Denver this past season. He shot a career-high 44 percent from the field and played a solid role off the bench for the Nuggets before having his season cut short by back surgery. Ultimately, he did not receive a qualifying offer from the team, and has decided to join Real Madrid – the team he signed with during the lockout. Fernandez was a player with a unique set of skills on the court and he will surely be missed in the NBA.