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Career Transactions: Drafted by San Antonio in first round (28th overall) of 2004 NBA Draft. Traded to Minnesota for a conditional second round draft pick, Oct. 29, 2007. Waived by Minnesota, Oct. 29, 2007; signed as a free agent by Sacramento, Nov. 1, 2007. Traded to Milwaukee for John Salmons and first round 2011 NBA Draft pick as part of three-team deal including Charlotte, Jun. 23, 2011. Traded to Orlando with Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayón and Ish Smith, Feb. 21, 2013. Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2013; signed with New York, Aug. 8, 2013.

As A Professional: Two-time NBA titlist added to Knicks’ backcourt depth when he signed as a free agent in summer 2013...Currently in his 10th NBA season (fifth team) following distinguished international career...Over 628 games (243 starts), Beno has NBA career averages of 9.1 points, 3.6 assists and .462 shooting over 23.5 minutes...Is 394-1,119 (.352) career from Downtown...A career .826 FT shooter, he has shot .800-plus from the stripe in six of the last seven seasons... Appeared in 70-plus games four times in a five-year span from 2006-07 through 2010-11...A member of two NBA World Championship teams in 2005 and 2007 with San Antonio...Has recorded two career 30-plus scoring games, both for Kings (30 points vs. Clippers on Nov. 12, 2008; career-high 34 points vs. Warriors, Dec. 21, 2010)...Has 16 career double- figure assist games...Owns one career triple-double, for Kings at Cleveland on Mar. 28, 2010 (18 pts, 10 reb, 15 ast)...Two- time NBA Champion has averaged 2.9 points over 8.6 minutes off the bench in 36 career Playoff games (last post-season appearance came with Spurs in 2007)...Drafted by San Antonio in first round (28th overall) of 2004 NBA Draft.

2012-13 (Bucks-Magic): Split season between Milwaukee and Orlando, averaging 8.2 points and 4.6 assists with .441 shooting (210-476) over 22.1 minutes in 66 total games (nine starts, all for Orlando)...Played in 39 games for Bucks, 27 for Magic...Ranked 13th in the NBA in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.80)...Went 34-102 (.333) from Downtown; 84-103 FTA (.816) from the line...Season Highs: Points: 27 (Orlando at Chicago, Apr. 5); Assists: 14 (Orlando at Miami, Apr. 17); Rebounds: 7 (Orlando at Atlanta, Mar. 30)...Traded to Orlando on Feb. 21, 2013...Made nine starts with Orlando, averaging 14.3 points and 8.1 assists over 37.6 minutes as a starter...Led Magic in scoring twice and in assists 13 times... Had 20-plus points twice with Magic, with season-high 27 points (10-17 FGA) on Apr. 5 at Chicago...Had a total of five double-figure assist games, with season-high 14 assists in season finale at Miami, Apr. 17...Logged a season-high 47 minutes on Apr. 10 vs. Milwaukee (13 pts, 11 ast)...Missed 14 games due to injury: one game with right quad contusion and 13 games (Dec 1-22, Jan 2) with sprained right ankle.

Career Highlights: 2004-05 (Spurs); As a rookie, earned first of two NBA Championship rings with Spurs, appearing in a career-high 80 games (two starts) with 5.9 ppg...Ranked 15th in NBA in three-point pct. (.408).... .Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December 2004 (6.6 ppg)...Participated in 2005 Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend, tallying five points and four assists in 22 minutes...Came off the bench in 21 playoff games, with 3.7 ppg. over 11.5 mpg, as Spurs stormed to title...2005-06 (Spurs): Appeared in 54 games (three starts), averaging 5.1 ppg over 10.9 mpg...Missed six games with a sprained left ankle and two contests with the flu...DNP (CD) 20 times...2006-07 (Spurs): Earned second NBA Championship ring with Spurs...Played in 73 games (one start), averaging 4.7 points...Shot a career-high .883 (53-60) from the line...2007-08 (Kings): In first season in Sacramento, appeared in 65 games (51 starts) with 12.8 ppg over 32.0 mpg... Ranked 22nd in the NBA in FT pct. (.850)...Nailed a career-high six (of seven) 3PT FG en route to 24 points at Milwaukee, Dec 19, 2007...Missed four games in November due to a fractured left hand and 10 games (Mar. 18-Apr. 6) due to a low back strain...2008-09 (Kings): Appeared in 73 games (72 starts), averaging 11.0 points over 31.1 minutes...Season-high 30points vs. Clippers on Nov. 12, 2008...Logged a career-high 56 minutes in 3OT win on Jan. 14 at Golden State (17 points)... Notched a career-high six steals on Dec. 22 vs. San Antonio...2009-10 (Kings): Notched 12.9 ppg and 4.7 apg with .493 shooting over 31.4 mpg in 79 games (41 starts)...Ranked 16th in NBA in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.74), and third among guards in field goal percentage (Nash, Rondo)...Career-high 75-199 (.377) from Downtown...Dished off a career-high 17 assists (with 20 points) on Mar. 21, 2010 at Clippers...Recorded lone career triple-double on Mar. 28, 2010 at Cleveland (18 pts, 15 ast, career-high 10 reb)...2010-11 (Kings): In his final season in Sacramento, recorded career highs in scoring (13.7 ppg), assists (4.9 apg) and FG pct (.500) over 34.6 mpg in 79 games (64 starts)...Ranked 15th in the NBA in FT pct. (.864), 29th in assists (4.9), 30th in steals (11.9) and 31st in FG pct. (.500)...Dished out 10-plus assists four times and had 12 20-plus scoring games...Scored a career-high 34 points (11-18 FGA, 407 from Downtown) on Dec. 21, 2010 vs. Golden State...Missed three games in March (flu)...2011-12 (Bucks): Following trade to Milwaukee, averaged 5.9 points and .440 shooting over 18.3 minutes in 59 games off the bench for Bucks...Led Bucks in assists 15 times...Season-highs 21 points on Apr. 7 vs. Portland, 10 assists on Mar. 30 at Cleveland...Missed seven games due to injury: six games in January with sprained left shoulder and one (Apr. 2) with left hand injury.

International Career: Prior to his NBA tenure, authored far-reaching international pro career in Slovenia, Israel, Italy and Russia...Played for the Slovenian National Team since 2000...Made pro debut in the Slovenian secondary league as a 15-year-old in 1997-98...Transferred to country’s premier league in 1999-2000 and earned the league’s Rookie of the Year award after averaging 10.3 points in 29 games with Savinjsk...Spent two seasons (2000-01 and 2001-02) with Olimpija Ljubljana in the Slovenian League, averaging 9.4 points in 39 total games...Joined Maccabi Tel-Aviv in 2002-03, averaging 4.9 points in 25 games...In 2003-04, started with Breil Milano in the Italian League, averaging 10.8 points in 16 games, then finished the season with Avtodor in the Russian Superleague, averaging 19.6 points in five games...MVP of 2004 Efes Cup in Turkey.

Community Corner: Donated game tickets to underprivileged children and families during his four seasons in Sacramento... Was active in the Kings’ Read to Achieve program, visiting elementary schools to speak with students about the importance of education...Distributed Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to more than 200 Sacramento families...Active participant in the Sacramento Zoo’s Tiger Camp program, speaking to youngsters about the value of teamwork.

Personal: Beno Udrih...Name is pronounced BEN-oh OO-dree...Father Silvo played professional basketball in Slovenia and older brother, Samo, who plays professionally in Spain, attended training camp with Dallas in 2005...Enjoys playing video games, watching movies and spending time with his family...Lists his favorite food as anything cooked by his mother. 

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Height: 6'3''/ 1.91m
Weight: 210 lbs./ 95.3 kg
Born: July 05, 1982
From: Sempeter, Slovenia
Draft: 1st Round (28th pick) 2004 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2004
Years Pro: 10
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2013 - 2013
  New York Knicks 2013 - 2013
  Orlando Magic 2012 - 2012
  Milwaukee Bucks 2011 - 2012
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Breil Milano/Slovenia

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