On the Internet people have (http://www.thetwomangame.com/) questioned the Mavs trade for Rudy Fernandez. This is a great deal for the Mavs. Draft picks often do not pan out. Rudy is still young. There is a good chance the Mavs lose Stevenson and/or Barea to free agency. Here are our Adjusted +/- numbers on Rudy. Our weighted average gives a weight of 3 to last season, 2 to 09-10 and 1 to 08-09
Rudy comes out nearly 5 points better than average which is terrific. His average Impact of 15% is much better than you would expect given his points rating.
In the 4th Quarter here is Rudy’s Adjusted +/-.
- 08-09 +8.5
- 09-10 +0.3
- 10-11 +7.5
Since the Mavs have access to our numbers, it does not surprise us that they went for Rudy.