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Budinger improves Indy on wing

The Deal

Pacers get: Forward Chase Budinger

Timberwolves get: Forward Damjan Rudez


Indiana Pacers: C

Looking for badly needed outside shooting, the Pacers signed Rudez to a three-year contract last summer. The outside shooting Rudez provided: He made 2.4 3-pointers per 36 minutes at a 40.3 percent clip, taking nearly two-thirds of his shots from beyond the arc. Alas, that was about the extent of Rudez's contributions. His microscopic 2.5 percent rebound rate was the second-lowest since the ABA-NBA merger among regular players (minimum 1,000 minutes). Rudez is an intelligent player but limited athletically at the defensive end.