NBA Rumors: Rudy Fernandez Could Be Traded o Chicago Bulls By Monday

August 5th, 2010 by Brian Chappatta Leave a reply »

In the latest flurry of discussion about the Chicago Bulls' ongoing search for a backup shooting guard, it appears the possibility of trading with the Portland Trail Blazers for Rudy Fernandez is now a likely scenario.

Much of this speculation comes from a Twitter post by Tommy Dee, which stated:

"Source says a deal with Rudy Fernandez and the Bulls could be done by monday. James Johnson to portland but the Blazers want a draft pick as well."

If fans learned one thing from 2010 free agency, it's that "sources" are not to be trusted. Assuming that this source is indeed telling the truth, is this a smart decision by the Bulls?

It all depends on the draft pick.

Swapping James Johnson for Fernandez is a no-brainer. Johnson is still a raw talent, and will be the 12th man on the Bulls roster this season.

Tom Thibodeau would probably send him to the NBDL so he could get game experience at shooting guard.

The Bulls don't have time f ...

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