Who is Damjan Rudez?
The Pacers have signed him to a 3 year deal. All I know is that he's out of Croatia, tall and can shoot... A stretch four.
Who knows anything about him?
All I've seen is he's shot over 40% from 3 the last three seasons, but his rebounding numbers have been abysmal...
He's 200 pounds. Yikes.
after doing a mini search,i found out he entered the 2008 draft,but went undrafted..
on his draft profile he was compared to galinari and turkoglu,2 versatile players....so obviously he can do more on the offensive end then just shoot......
I looked at his stats the past 3 years he averages about 10.5 ppg and 2 rpg but he shoots lights out like 47% from 3. Similar numbers to teletovic.
at 200lbs that dude is lighter than alot of point guards....
Can not play on this level, he can shoot, but too slow, does not defend or rebound. Headscratching, but if you look at the signings and trades from last year, Scola, Copeland, Bynum, Turner, Larry Legend is way off.
He has been playing small forward for the last years in Spain (I cannot see him playing the 4). He has a good shooting stroke from the 3 point line with very good mechanics.
What are the Pacers adding with him? 3pt shooting (specifically, corner 3pt shooting), period.
he's been an underachiever his whole career..expectations were sky high when he was 14-15 but he somehow got lost in the whole hoopla..played in belgium and didn't dominate there which tells you about his ceiling..soft is the word I'd use when it comes to the defense..the 3pt shot combined with his length is the thing I think intrigued the pacers..although at 28,he should have already been picked up by someone..teletovic is a beast compared to rudez..
great move from bird.. rudez is a pretty good player. he's been playing for cai zaragoza in spain, wich is one of the top teams in the league and these last 2 years he's played really good basketball.
he's 6'10 and plays SF, that's his natural position, not a strech 4. versatile player who creates lots mismatches. he moves really well for his size and can put the ball on the floor..also can post. loves to shoot from the corner. hard worker player that has improved every year..
he is way better player than steve novak, rudez can do a lot more things than just shoot. if he has some minutes he's gonna surprise..
Great move by Indiana. Need a spark offensively and although this won't cure all ills, it will most definitely help. I think for playing time, he would've been better suited going to the Cavs but that's just me. Rudez can play, but he doesn't have the impact potential as other Croatians such as Saric, Hezonja, Tomic, Bojan Bogdanovic (not Bodgan), or even Arapovic or Mazalin if they fill out their body and develop a bit (too young to figure out if they will be great Euro players, or could come over late like Tomic might).