The Denver Nuggets have yet to make a splash in the free agency market, but Tuesday they may have filled their backup shooting guard spot.
Numerous reports have the Nuggets trading a future draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks for backup shooting guard Rudy Fernandez.
Ironically, Fernandez was traded to the Mavericks in a deal that sent Jordan Hamilton and Andre Miller to Denver for Raymond Felton – who reported to Portland Trailblazer’s camp nearly 15 pounds over weight.
Fernandez and Miller were teammates for Denver and will man the Nuggets second unit. Fernandez will also provide Denver with much-needed scoring. However, he is very similar to former Nugget guard JR Smith and can be a little pretentious. However, he is a better defender than Smith and a better ballhandler.
Fernandez shoots .364 from behind the arc and has a career scoring average of 9.1 points in 24 minutes. He also is nearly automatic from the free throw line with a career average of .855 percent.
Marc Stein is reporting that the Nuggets are also trying to get Corey Brewer added in the trade, but that has yet to be confirmed. Brewer was involved in the Carmelo Anthony trade and was dealt by the Minnesota Timberwolves to New York and then was cut by the Knicks.