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Damjan Rudez | Forward | #3

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 230
College: Croatia
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Damjan Rudez (strained right calf) is active for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.
He has little to no fantasy value with averages of 2.0 points in 8.0 minutes per game through 21 appearances. Jan 2 - 6:34 PM

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Damjan Rudez (strained right calf) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

Rudez is a negligible part of the rotation in Orlando, so there's no fantasy spin here.
Jan 1 - 4:40 PM

Damjan Rudez (strained right calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

Rudez is averaging just 8.0 minutes per game this season. He can be left on the waiver wire in all standard leagues.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:42:00 AM

Damjan Rudez scored nine points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in eight minutes on Friday.

The Magic may have to dust off Rudez on Saturday with a number of players getting hurt. If the Magic are in Mayday mode, he could be an interesting DFS play.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 09:29:00 PM

Damjan Rudez has made Orlando's final roster.

Rudez has a good shot when it's on, but we haven't seen much else from him during his NBA tenure to date. He's not expected to be in Frank Vogel's rotation.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 03:43:00 PM

The Magic officially signed Damjan Rudez to a training camp deal.

They agreed to a deal back in August, but made it official this week. There are two roster spots in Orlando up for grabs and Rudez will be competing with Cliff Alexander, Branden Dawson, Nick Johnson, Kevin Murphy and Arinze Onuaku.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 09:30:00 AM

Updating a previous report, Orlando has extended a training camp invite to Damjan Rudez.

The camp invite was initially reported as a "deal," but Orlando won't be offering Rudez any guaranteed money or even a spot on the roster. The Magic have a wealth of depth at both forward spots, so it's tough to see Rudez winding up on Orlando's opening-night roster.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Damjan Rudez has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Orlando Magic.

The terms of the deal are unclear at the moment, but Rudez appears poised to join the Magic for at least the 2016-17 season. While Rudez has had success overseas, he won't have a huge role with the Magic and isn't much of a fantasy option beyond deeper leagues.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 12:37:00 PM

The Wolves are declining the option on Damjan Rudez.

He saw some playing time late in the year thanks to leg injuries to Kevin Garnett and Nemanja Bjelica. Rudez only played in 33 games last season.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 07:40:00 PM

Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Damjan Rudez has earned more minutes.

"Right now Rudez has put me in a situation where I have to give him more minutes," Mitchell said. "I have to figure out how to get him in the game. Because he played well." Rudez has replaced Nemanja Bjelica in the rotation and scored eight points in 18 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, but he isn't worth a look in deeper leagues unless he can carve out a role with minutes in the 20s. Leave him on the wire.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM

Damjan Rudez logged 22 minutes vs. the Suns, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including a 3-of-5 mark from downtown.

Sam Mitchell wasn't happy with his team's effort, and Nemanja Bjelica went 0-of-5 from the field, so the sharp-shooting Rudez got a season-high in playing time. The Wolves are making a mere 5.5 threes per game, which ranks 28th in the league, so it's possible Rudez will stick in the rotation. He added one assist tonight with zero rebounds or defensive stats, and he's not going to help you in standard formats.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:09:00 PM

Damjan Rudez took advantage of his first significant playing time this season, scoring 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including a 3-of-4 mark from deep.

He added only one rebound with no other stats in 17 minutes of action, but it was still a solid performance for the 29-year-old forward. The Wolves' bench was used extensively tonight and Rudez is unlikely to remain a substantial part of the rotation once Nemanja Bjelica (knee) returns, so enjoy it while it lasts.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:44:00 PM

The Timberwolves intend on keeping Damjan Rudez on their roster.

While it wouldn't be surprising to see the Wolves waive Rudez after acquiring him for Chase Budinger, it seems as if he'll be on Minnesota's roster when the season starts. The 29-year-old is unlikely to crack the Wolves' rotation, however, and can be left off draft boards in all fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Damjan Rudez was traded to the Wolves in exchange for Chase Budinger on Saturday.

Rudez is a capable 3-point shooter, but he didn't get any significant playing time in Indiana with an average of just 15.4 minutes per game last season. The wing rotation will be crowded in Minnesota, and Rudez likely won't be in the rotation on opening night. He is obviously not on the radar in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Damjan Rudez made his second start of the season on Tuesday, notching 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, five 3-pointers and five assists in 27 minutes vs. the Magic.

C.J. Miles was out with a foot injury, which thrust Rudez into the starting five, and he looked much more comfortable surrounded by the Pacers' starters. Rudez, a 28-year-old rookie, was billed as a perimeter gunner when he was drafted, and to his credit he's made 50.0 percent of his shots from downtown since the All-Star break. Give him a look in deep leagues, but everyone else should ignore him while Miles is day-to-day.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 09:24:00 PM

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