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Former Blazer Rudy Fernandez Retires From Professional Basketball

Former Portland Trail Blazers fan favorite Rudy Fernandez is calling it quits after an astonishing 24-year professional basketball career, according to Real GM.

Fernandez, who turned 39 today, was taken by the Phoenix Suns with the 24th pick in 2007, instantly traded to the Blazers, along with James Jones.

The wing spent the next year with Joventut in the Spanish Liga ACB before joining the Blazers for the 2008-09 season when he finished ninth in Rookie of the Year voting. He also made the All NBA Rookie second team that season.