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Beno Udrih
PG - 6'3, 205lbs - 42 years old - 13 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2018 season
  • Birthdate: 07/05/1982
  • Drafted (NBA): 28th pick, 2004
  • Pre-draft team: Breil Milano (Slovenia)
  • Country: Slovenia
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: -
31st May, 2000SloveniaSigned a three year contract with Union Olimpija Ljubljana.
31st July, 2002SloveniaLeft Union Olimpija Ljubljana.
1st August, 2002IsraelSigned a three year contract with Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Included team options for 2003/04 and 2004/05.
15th August, 2003IsraelLeft Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
2nd October, 2003RussiaSigned a one year contract with Avtodor Saratov.
2nd January, 2004RussiaLeft Avtodor Saratov.
2nd January, 2004GreeceSigned for the remainder of the season with Olympiakos.
20th January, 2004GreeceSigning cancelled.
24th January, 2004ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Milano.
2004 NBA DraftNBADrafted 28th overall by San Antonio.
14th July, 2004NBASigned a four year, $4,180,936 rookie scale contract with San Antonio. Included team option for 2007/08.
28th October, 2006NBASan Antonio exercised 2007/08 team option.
29th October, 2007NBATraded by San Antonio, along with cash, to Minnesota in exchange for a protected 2008 second round pick (not conveyed).
29th October, 2007NBAWaived by Minnesota.
1st November, 2007NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Sacramento.
9th July, 2008NBARe-signed by Sacramento to a five year, $32,393,000 contract. Included player option for 2012/13.
2011 NBA DraftNBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Sacramento to Milwaukee, along with the draft rights to Bismack Bimyombo to Charlotte, in exchange for John Salmons and the draft rights to Jimmer Fridette (#10) from Milwaukee.
14th June, 2012NBAExercised 2012/13 player option.
21st February, 2013NBATraded by Milwaukee, along with Doron Lamb and Tobias Harris, to Orlando in exchange for J.J. Redick, Ish Smith and Gustavo Ayon.
8th August, 2013NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New York.
24th February, 2014NBAWaived by New York.
26th February, 2014NBAClaimed off waivers by Memphis.
13th July, 2014NBARe-signed by Memphis to a partially guaranteed two year, $4,247,465 contract.
10th November, 2015NBATraded by Memphis, along with Jarnell Stokes, to Miami in exchange for James Ennis.
29th February, 2016NBAWaived by Miami.
17th August, 2016NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
22nd October, 2016NBAWaived by Miami.
24th October, 2016NBAClaimed off waivers by Detroit.
25th September, 2017NBARe-signed by Detroit to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
14th October, 2017NBAWaived by Detroit.
24th December, 2017LithuaniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Zalgiris.
Career Moves
1997 - May 2000Hopsi (Slovenia)
May 2000 - July 2002Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
August 2002 - August 2003Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
October 2003 - January 2004Avtodor Saratov (Russia)
January 2004Olympiakos (Greece)
January 2004 - June 2004Milano (Italy)
June 2004 - October 2007San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
October 2007Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2007 - June 2011Sacramento Kings (NBA)
June 2011 - February 2013Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
February 2013 - June 2013Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2013 - February 2014New York Knicks (NBA)
February 2014 - November 2015Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2015 - October 2016Miami Heat (NBA)
October 2016 - October 2017Detroit Pistons (NBA)
December 2017 - June 2018Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
Articles about Beno Udrih

June 29, 2017

Beno Udrih
PG, 6’3, 205lbs, 34 years old, 13 years of experience

Very effective in his limited role, and a good bounce-back campaign. When the team needed some stability from the point guard spot, Udrih provided it in the most unflashy ways possible, managing his second high-est true shooting percentage in the last six years as well as posting his best annual turnover rate in that same time span. As priorities go, the third string point guard spot is low, but as third string point guards go, Udrih is a good one. His stable hand could be further beneficial going forward based on the outcome of the Jackson situation.

Player Plan: Expiring one year minimum salary contract. Worthy of another depending on how other moves shake out.

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September 23, 2013

Beno Udrih – New York Knicks

Udrih has long been a Collison-like caliber of player, a mediocre starter you need to upgrade or a quality backup salvaging your season, whose reputation would be a lot higher had he not spent the past six seasons outside of the playoffs. He is now the wrong side of 30, but now that he’s off the big contract, he represents a steal. Udrih signed for one season at the minimum salary a mere few months after averaging 10.2 points and 6.1 assists per game for Orlando. He serves as the thoroughly unspectacular yet ultimately polished player who silently and consistently makes his team better, commodities every team needs but not every team has. Udrih can run the pick and roll, shoot with range, and manipulate a defense to find open shooters – put simply, offenses are better when he runs them. And he’s also not as bad defensively as his reputation suggests.

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