Paul Gittings of CNN.com reports that former Portland Trail Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez is considering the possibility of an NBA return.
"Here probably I'm a better player, I can do everything -- not like my years in the NBA," Fernandez told CNN's Human to Hero series.
"The NBA, it's a business for sure, so when you sign a contract you have to know you might get traded to another team, another city. And you start playing 82 games in one season, it's a lot of basketball."
"All the community from Portland helped me a lot with the the transition. The first year was difficult, but basketball is basketball," he added.
"Who knows in two years, three years, I could back to the NBA if I start to feel better about my back."
Fernandez, 27, spent his first three seasons in Portland before he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on the night of the 2011 NBA Draft. Fernandez left the NBA to sign with Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid in 2011 during the lockout. He returned to play for the Denver Nuggets during the 2011-12 season (the final year of his rookie deal) but then went back to Spain once the season was over. He underwent a procedure on his back in 2009.
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