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2015-16 SEASON: Played in 33 games with Minnesota, averaging 2.3 ppg. in 8.4 minpg.…Scored in double figures twice, including a season-high 13 points on Nov. 25 vs. Atlanta…Played a season-best 22 minutes on Dec. 13 @ Phoenix, scoring 11 points.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 101 career NBA regular season games (two starts) with Indiana and Minnesota, averaging 3.9 ppg. in 13.1 minpg., while shooting .391 (86-220) from three-point range...2014-15: Played in 68 games (two starts) during his rookie campaign with Indiana, averaging 4.8 ppg. in 15.4 minpg., while shooting .406 (69-170) from three-point range…Led all NBA rookies in three-point field goal percentage and finished sixth in three-pointers made…As a starter, averaged 6.4 ppg. and 7.3 rpg. in 28.7 minpg….Scored in double figures nine times, including a career-high 18 points on Jan. 25 @ Orlando…Had 16 of his points in that game during the fourth quarter alone…Dished out a career-high five assists on Mar. 10 vs. Orlando…Made first NBA start on Mar. 1 vs. Philadelphia…DNP-CD 11 times.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise…Signed as a free agent by Indiana (Jul. 11, 2014)…Traded from Indiana to Minnesota in exchange for Chase Budinger (Jul. 12, 2015)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Sep. 8, 2016).
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 2013-14: Played in 36 games with CAI Zaragoza in the Endesa League in Spain, averaging 10.7 ppg....Was the team’s leading scorer during Eurocup, averaging 10.4 ppg., 2.3 apg. and 1.8 rpg. in 24.6 minpg., while shooting .519 (28-54) from three-point range…Also played in two games in the Spanish Cup, averaging 13.5 ppg.…2012-13: Appeared in 33 games with CAI Zaragoza, averaging 8.8 ppg. and 1.8 rpg....Finished third on the club in scoring, shot .491 from the floor and .417 (48-115) from three-point range…2011-12: Played in 40 games (17 starts) with Cibona Zagreb in Croatia, averaging 11.8 ppg. and 2.4 rpg., while shooting .545 from the floor, .482 from three-point range and .844 from the free throw line…Helped Cibona Zagreb win the Croatian (A-1 Liga) National Championship…2010-11: Played in 40 games (20 starts with KK Cedevita in Croatia, averaging 12.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg. and 1.1 apg., while shooting .506 from the floor and .380 from three-point range…2009-10: During his first season with KK Cedevita, averaged 11.1 ppg., 2.8 rpg. and 1.1 apg., while shooting .499 from the field and .390 from three-point range...2008-09: Played with Union Olimpija, capturing the Slovenian National Championship…Averaged 6.2 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 40 games…2006-08: Played two seasons at the junior level with KK Split in Croatia, averaging 12.1 ppg. and 3.8 rpg. in 77 outings…Shot .520 from the field, .395 from three-point range and .810 from the free throw line.
ONE-ON-ONE: Name is pronounced DAHM-yahn ROO-dezh…Born in Zagreb, Croatia…Member of the Croatian Senior National Team from 2008-16…Participated in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, helping Croatia place sixth…You can follow him on Twitter: @Damjan_Rudez.
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