Yesterday Rudy defended Hedo Turkoglu in the Spain vsTurkey game.
Their personal stats are these:
Player Min 2PFG % 3P-FG % FT % Reb AS PF TO ST Pts
Türkoglu, 28 1/3 33,3 0/2 0,0 0/0 0,0 3(1/2) 3 1 4 3 2
Rudy 36 4/5 80,0 2/3 66,7 2/2 100,0 5(4/1) 0 1 2 2 16
In July an ESPN.com report said Rudy Fernandez was "infuriated" with the team's pursuit of Turkoglu. Link And Rudy himself expressed concern about the Blazers signing Hedo. Link
- Rudy:"Turkoglu is a perimeter player and we are speaking about almost six for two positions. This makes me think that the team does not give me space for my work. I have demonstrated that I could be more of a factor. I have been surprised with the minutes that I have played but if now they pick up a player in my position, that will stop my progression, and what I want is minutes, so I can improve."
The best look at the whole Hedo thing came from Dwyght James: Yes, Turkoglu saved the Blazers from themselves.
It was only one game and it was Eurobasketball, but ...