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Timberwolves Acquire Damjan Rudez from Indiana

Forward/Guard Chase Budinger Sent to Pacers

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has acquired forward Damjan Rudez from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for forward/guard Chase Budinger.

Rudez, 29, played one season with the Pacers averaging 4.8 points on 45.2% shooting, including a 40.6% mark from the three-point line. The 6-10 Croatia native played in 68 contests, registering 15.4 minutes per game. The Pacers signed Rudez as a free agent on July 11, 2014. Prior to coming to the NBA, Rudez played parts of eight seasons internationally in Spain, Croatia and Slovenia.

Budinger, 27, spent three seasons in Minnesota after being acquired from the Houston Rockets on June 26, 2012. Budinger appeared in 67 contests a season ago, averaging 6.8 points in 19.2 minutes per game. In 341 career games with Houston and Minnesota, the 6-7 forward/guard owns averages of 6.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.