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Damjan Rudez | Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 230
College: Croatia

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Pacers F Damjan Rudez said that he "[doesn't] expect to sit on the bench all season" during his rookie season in the NBA.
Rudez also understands that he won't have a major role in Indiana's rotation, despite the minutes left vacant by Paul George's potentially season-ending injury. "I'm ready to help the team and I'm ready for whatever might happen," Rudez said. "I don't expect to play 30 minutes per game ... I realize that for any European player going to the NBA, the first year is a transition process." The 28-year-old is a proven perimeter scorer in Europe, but he'll be fighting for relevancy behind Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland. Aug 30 - 9:55 AM
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The Pacers officially signed rookie SF Damjan Rudez on Friday.

"Rudez is one of the best shooters in Europe," said Pacers president Larry Bird. "We’ve got to figure out how to get him in the mix." Rudez may emerge as a 3-point specialist but he faces steep competition for playing time from C.J. Miles, Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland.
Jul 11 - 10:53 AM

The Pacers have agreed to a three-year deal with Croatian F Damjan Rudez, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Cavaliers, Raptors and Jazz also expressed interest in Rudez as a free agent, and the 6'10" small forward shot a scorching 51.9 percent from downtown in 16 games during last year's Eurocup. He may not do much else as a rookie, but he'll give the Pacers a designated 3-point gunner to bring off the bench. The signing of Rudez is reportedly not dissuading Indiana from also pursuing free agent C.J. Miles.
Jul 2 - 10:51 AM

Croatian F Damjan Rudez is reportedly negotiating a contract with the Cavaliers.

Rudez played in Spain's professional league last season, notching 10.7 points per game while shooting 44.1 percent from downtown. He may not sign more than an unguaranteed deal with Cleveland for Summer League and training camp.
Jun 15 - 3:56 PM

European forward Damjan Rudez has generated some interest as a free agent, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He went undrafted in 2008 and is eligible to sign a free-agent deal with any team. Rudez has worked out with the Cavs this week and also has some interest from the Pacers, Raptors and Jazz. He shot 51.9 percent from downtown in his 16 Eurocup games last year, but probably wouldn't crack a rotation right off the bat.
Jun 11 - 4:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chris Copeland
3Solomon Hill
4Damjan Rudez
5Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Arinze Onuaku
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington