It doesn't appear Rudez will count toward the Magic's 15-man roster, but he could very well earn his way on the team with a quality performance in training camp. Rudez was lost in the shuffle in a crowded Timberwolves frontcourt last season, finishing with averages of 2.3 points and 0.6 rebounds in 8.4 minutes per game over 33 appearances. His ability to stretch the floor could help the Magic, who ranked 23rd in the NBA in three-point buckets per game a season ago.
The full terms of the contract are expected to be announced in the coming days, but the Magic plan on bringing aboard Rudez to add some shooting to the bench. With the offseason additions of Bismack Biyombo and Serge Ibaka to accompany Aaron Gordon in the frontcourt, the Magic have enough length and defensive versatility to cause opponents fits, so Rudez could potentially provide a different look as a 6-foot-9 forward who can stretch the floor. Despite his reputation as a gifted shooter, Rudez didn't exactly live up to that billing with the Timberwolves last season, averaging just 2.3 points across 8.4 minutes per game while hitting only 34 percent of his three-point tries. He might have difficulty cracking the Magic's rotation if he fails to show much improvement as a shooter during training camp.
Rudez saw action in just 33 games for the Timberwolves this past season, posting averages of 2.3 points and 0.6 rebounds over eight minutes per game. At 6-foot-9, Rudez can still stretch the floor and hit from deep, as he's a career 39 percent shooter from beyond the arc, but at age 30, it's tough to see him improve drastically moving forward. He'll look to catch on with a team during training camp in an attempt to make a final roster.
Damjan Rudez recorded eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt) in six minutes during the Minnesota Timberwolves ' 99-79 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday.
Rudez had not seen the floor in nine straight games prior to Wednesday. However, the blowout nature of the game allowed him to get some time. Rudez is buried on the depth chart, and it's tough to predict whether he will even touch the court on most nights.
Damjan Rudez recorded three points (1-4 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two rebounds, and one steal in 14 minutes during the Minnesota Timberwolves ' 128-101 loss to the Mavericks on Sunday.
Rudez has scored 62 points in 24 appearances this season, and the sophomore's production has actually regressed from his rookie season. He might get more opportunities over the final 22 games, but it's doubtful he will be worth rostering in fantasy.
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