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Damjan Rudez - SF/PF, 6'10, 228
Orlando Magic - Signed as a free agent in September 2016
       Date of birth: 06/17/1986
       Country: Croatia
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2008
     Out of: KK Split (Croatia)
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

16th June, 2006 Croatia Signed a two year contract with KK Split.
15th June, 2008 Slovenia Signed a two year contract with Union Olimpija Ljubljana.
20th August, 2009 Croatia Signed a two year contract with Cedevita Zagreb.
6th July, 2011 Croatia Signed a one year contract with Cibona Zagreb.
17th August, 2012 Spain Signed a one year contract with CAI Zaragoza.
26th June, 2013 Spain Signed a two year extension with Zaragoza.
3rd July, 2014 Spain Left Zaragoza.
11th July, 2014 NBA Signed a three year, $3,448,500 contract with Indiana. Included team option for 2016/17.
12th July, 2015 NBA Traded by Indiana to Minnesota in exchange for Chase Budinger.
27th June, 2016 NBA Minnesota declined 2016/17 team option.
8th September, 2016 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
7th September, 2017 NBA Re-signed by Orlando to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
When: Where:
2002 - 2004 Zrinjevac (Croatia)
2004 - 2006 Oostende (Belgium)
June 2006 - June 2008 KK Split (Croatia)
June 2008 - June 2009 Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
July 2009 Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
August 2009 - June 2011 Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia)
July 2011 - June 2012 Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
August 2012 - July 2014 Zaragoza (Spain)
July 2014 - July 2015 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
September 2016 - present Orlando Magic (NBA)
From blog:

   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The Eurocup Final Four

[...] Another key shooting option is Damjan Rudez, a 6'9 forward whom the Suns once looked at, who has the capacity to win a game single handedly. He also has the ability to do absolutely nothing. To put that into some context, in 16 Eurocup games thus far, Rudez has scored more than 20 points five times, less than 10 points nine times, and in between the two only once. When he's playing well, Rudez is an unblockable jumpshooter with great touch and a pretty smooth handle, a good athlete who passes well, aggressively looks for his shot, and who can find it both inside and out. And when he's not playing well, he just stands there. The only thing consistent about Rudez is his lack of effort on defense and the glass.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Damjan Rudez
SF/PF, 6’10, 228lbs, 31 years old, 3 years of experience

In 2015/16, 80.6% of Rudez’s shots were three-pointers, and he had a .577% true shooting percentage. This year, those numbers dropped to .727% and .466%. Having never been a rebounder or defender at any level, nor even being that good at driving the hard close-outs his quality outside shot should earn him, Rudez enters free agency with little NBA resume, two fairly innocuous seasons as his most recent credits, and being on the wrong side of 30. Other shooters are available - back to Europe, he will surely go.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary contract who has not shown enough to get another, and who is probably going back to the Adriatic League very soon.

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