How Acquired/Draft Background:
Acquired by Portland along with James Jones from the Phoenix Suns for cash considerations on July 11, 2007. Signed with Portland on July 1, 2008. Originally selected by the Suns in the first round (24th pick overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft.
Averaged 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 25.6 minutes in 78 games (four starts)
Pocketed 69 steals
Shot 39.9% from 3-point range
Set NBA rookie records with 159 3-pointers made, 33 straight games with a 3-pointer (Dec. 7 to Feb. 22) and a 3-pointer in his first 20 career
games ... Led Portland in bench scoring 23 times (including ties) ... Reached double figures in scoring in 45 contests, including three games of 20-plus points ... Paced the team in scoring three times
Led the team in steals 13 times (including ties)
His 83.9% free throw mark ranked second on the team ... Named to the All-Rookie Second Team
Competed in the 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk and T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend ... Sank a career-high six 3-pointers (of nine) in scoring 18 points vs. Denver on April 15 ... Collected a career-best 10 rebounds in a loss to the Clippers (2OT) on Dec. 12 ... Tallied a team-high and season-high 25 points (7-11 FG) Nov. 12 at Miami, becoming the first Trail Blazers rookie to score 25 points in a game since Brandon Roy dropped 29 on April 4, 2007.
Played in all six games (five starts) for Portland, averaging 2.0 points (5-9 FG) and 0.5 rebounds in 10.5 minutes.
Pro Career in Europe:
Played for DKV Joventut Badalona in the Spanish ACB League from 2001- 08
Pro Career in Europe 2007-08:
Averaged 21.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.2 steals and shot 41.0% from 3-point range in 30 games for DKV Joventut Badalona in Spanish ACB League play
Finished regular-season ACB League play ranked No. 1 in points per game, steals per game and 3-pointers made per game
Ranked second in fouls drawn per game
Ranked sixth in assists per game
Scored 20-plus points 19 times
Posted averages of 19.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals in five playoff contests
Helped DKV Joventut Badalona win the ULEB Cup, averaging 15.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 steals in 15 games
Earned MVP honors in the Final, a 79-54 victory over Akasvayu Girona
Named Copa del Rey MVP after scoring 32 points in an 82-80 win over Tau Ceramica in the Championship game
Pro Career in Europe 2006-07:
Averaged a team-best 16.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists in league play
Posted averages of 16.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in Euroleague competition
Pro Career in France 2005-06:
Averaged a team-high 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in ACB League play
Contributed 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 16 games in the FIBA EuroCup, which Badalona won
Earned a selection to the FIBA EuroCup All- Star Game, but was unable to play due to injury
Pro Career in France 2004-05:
Posted averages of 10.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists
Notched 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.3 steals in ULEB Cupcompetition.
Pro Career in France 2003-04:
Averaged 11.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in his first full season in the ACB with Badalona
Contributed 13.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in three playoff games
Named 2004 Copa del Rey MVP despite Badalona losing in the finals to Saski-Baskonia
Averaged 9.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and
1.7 assists in 14 ULEB Cup games.
Pro Career in France 2002-03:
Appeared in one ACB contest and one ULEB Cup game for Badalona, but spent most of the season with the Badalona B squad
Named the 2002-03 Spanish Junior League MVP after averaging 15.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 27 games.
Pro Career in France 2001-02:
Appeared in one ACB game for Badalona.
Spanish National Team:
A fixture on the Spanish National Team, Fernandez played a key role on Spains entry in the 2009 European Championships
Competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, helping Spain to a Silver medal after falling to Team USA in the Final, 118-107
Averaged 13.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.00 steals and shot 47.3% from the floor in eight games
Ranked second on the team in points and assists per game
Scored a team-high 22 points (7-13 FG, 5-9 3PT) despite playing just 18 minutes in the Final vs. the United States
Netted 21 points (6-11 FG), eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in group play vs. China
Helped Spain to a Silver finish in the 2007 FIBA European Basketball Championships (EuroBasket 2007), averaging 9.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals in nine tournament games
Spain lost the Final, 60-59, to Russia
A member of the Spanish team that won Gold in the 2006 FIBA World Championships, averaged 9.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals and shot 40.7% from
3-point range in nine games
Averaged 2.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals at the 2005 FIBA European Basketball Championships (EuroBasket 2005) on a Spanish team that finished fourth
Played in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, averaging 5.1 points in 10.6 minutes a contest, shooting 46.2% from the field
Played in three Qualifying Round games at the 2004 European Championship for Men (U-20), posting 13.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists
Was a member of the Spanish Junior National Team and competed at the 2002 European Junior Championships (U-18), erupting for 35 points in the final game vs. Russia.
Full name is Rodolfo Fernandez Farres
Older sister, Marta, spent the 2007 season with the WNBAs Los Angeles Sparks
Played alongside Lonny Baxter, collegiate teammate of Steve Blake, with DKV Joventut Badalona in 2007-08
Fernandez joins a fraternity of Trail Blazers who have played in both the ACB League and for Portland, including Arvydas Sabonis, Walter Berry, Fernando Martin, Charles Smith, Sergio Rodriguez and Drazen Petrovic
Was an early entry candidate for the 2005 and 2006 NBA Drafts before withdrawing his name from consideration each time.