Blazers exercise options on Nicolas Batum and Rudy FernandezPosted by Inside Hoops
The Portland Trail Blazers exercised their fourth-year options on the contracts of forward Nicolas Batum and guard/forward Rudy Fernandez.
The moves, announced today by General Manager Rich Cho, keep both players under contract through the 2011-12 season.
In 119 games (104 starts) with Portland, Batum has averaged 7.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 20.7 minutes. He is a career 48.3 percent shooter from the field, including a 39.0 percent mark from 3-point range.
Fernandez has posted averages of 9.3 points (38.9% 3-PT), 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 24.4 minutes in 143 games (six starts) for the Trail Blazers. His 159 3-pointers in 2008-09 are the most in a season by a rookie in NBA history.
The Trail Blazers originally acquired Batum (2008) and Fernandez (2007) via trade.