Found December 15, 2011 on Crossover Chronicles:
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In the early morning hours in Madrid, Spain, Rudy Fernandez packed his bags and prepared for the nearly fifteen-hour flight to Denver when he received an unexpected call from his new head coach. George Karl explained to Fernandez everything was going to be alright with the Denver Nuggets, with Karl already carving out a “Sixth Man” role for the 6'-6" swing guard on the team.  With that 5:00 AM phone call, plans of inquiring about a buyout and an immediate return home to play for Real Madrid changed for Fernandez. The change of heart came less than 24 hours after Denver acquired Fernandez and Corey Brewer from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for a future second-round pick. Before then, Fernandez, according to one person close to the situation, had intended to fly to Dallas to meet with Mavericks’ owner Marc Cuban, General Manager Donnie Nelson, and assistant General Manager Keith Grant essentially to say, “thanks, but no thanks” and seek a buyout from his $1.25 million do...
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