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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 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. Oct 22 - 3:43 PM

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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.
Sep 9 - 9:30 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.
Aug 4 - 5:46 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.
Aug 4 - 12:37 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.
Jun 27 - 7:40 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.
Feb 6 - 10:27 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

Damjan Rudez will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Magic with C.J. Miles (foot) unavailable.

Rudez failed to do much of anything during his last start, putting up a meager three points with a turnover through 14 minutes of action. He'll see some increased opportunity tonight as a starter, but he'll be far too risky to use in most leagues.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Pacers F Damjan Rudez started Sunday's game but only had three points and one turnover in 14 minutes before being benched to start the second half.

Frank Vogel had seen more than enough from Rudez by halftime and there's no reason to think he'll offer fantasy value down the stretch, even if he reclaims a starting job. Indy's 28-year-old rookie is averaging 4.6 points, 0.9 threes, 0.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 16 minutes per game.
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 09:54:00 PM

Damjan Rudez started over C.J. Miles on Sunday.

This news came very late, but Miles' numbers as a reserve vs. a starter are nearly identical, so he should still be able to knock down some 3-pointers inefficiently regardless of how he enters the game. Rudez hasn't scored more than 10 points in his previous 10 games, so there's not a lot of upside here. We'll let you know how he does after the game.
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Pacers rookie Damjan Rudez erupted for 16 points in the final quarter on Sunday, finishing with a season-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with four 3-pointers.

He's no Klay Thompson, but this was still an impressive showing from Rudez. He's struggled with his shot all season but is slowly turning the corner, and is worth a look as a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. His emergence has knocked Chris Copeland out of the Pacers' rotation, and Copeland picked up another DNP-CD on Sunday.
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 09:10:00 PM

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