Just passing this along on this Tuesday evening. FanHouse.com‘s NBA Senior Writer Chris Tomasson caught up with Blazers coach Nate McMillan and asked some questions about….you guessed it, disgruntled guard Rudy Fernandez’ future with the team. Here’s what Coach McMillan had to say:
“That’s my player,” McMillan said. “He’s my player. That’s how I’m approaching it. When I see him, I’ll talk to him. I’ll wish him luck. And if we get the opportunity to meet each other, then we’re going to looking to beat each other. But that’s my player.”
“He is in my notes for training camp. All right.”
Despite the protests of Rudy’s agent Andy Miller and threats of no-showing training camp, the Blazers have been moving forward as if Rudy Fernandez will be a part of the squad. Simply put, that’s the way they have to go. Think about the Darrelle Revis we all just went through. Despite the long holdout, many expected Revis to be back in the fold before Week 1. Even though the Jets were preparing to go without him, they had a plan in place for his expected return. As he should, McMillan has to prepare for Fernandez to be with the team…because all signs point to that happening.