Beno Udrih

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Beno Udrih
Beno Udrih Knicks.jpg
Udrih with the Knicks
No. 19 – Miami Heat
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1982-07-05) July 5, 1982 (age 33)
Celje, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career 1997–present
Career history
1997–2000 KK Kovinotehna Polzela (Slovenia)
2000–2002 Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2002–2003 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2003–2004 Avtodor Saratov (Russia)
2004 Breil Milano (Italy)
20042007 San Antonio Spurs
20072011 Sacramento Kings
20112013 Milwaukee Bucks
2013 Orlando Magic
2013–2014 New York Knicks
20142015 Memphis Grizzlies
2015–present Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Beno Udrih (born July 5, 1982) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, and Memphis Grizzlies.[1]

Early career[edit]

Udrih made his professional debut with a brief stint in the Slovenian secondary league in 1997, followed by three seasons in that country's premier league, the UPC Telemach League. He was named the 2000 Slovenian League Rookie of the Year, and has played for the Slovenian national team since that same year. He played for Olimpija Ljubljana in 2000–2002 season where he made great improvement and played in Euroleague for the first time. Udrih played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 2002–2003 season, and split the 2003–2004 season among Avtodor Saratov (Russia) and Breil Milano (Italy). From 2004 to 2007 he played with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.

Prior to his NBA debut, he appeared in the Southern California Summer Pro League for the Spurs, and also appeared in three games with the Spurs squad in the 2004 Reebok Rocky Mountain Revue while averaging 10.3 PPG, 5 APG, 4.7 RPG, 1.33 SPG, 24.7 MPG, and shooting .542 (13–24).

Professional career[edit]

San Antonio Spurs (2004–2007)[edit]

Udrih signed with the San Antonio Spurs in the summer of 2004 after being drafted with the 28th overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft, signing a 3-year, US$2.4 million contract, and served as a key backup for starting point guard Tony Parker. In Udrih's rookie season, he won a Rookie of the Month award. Following that achievement, he was selected for the Rookie Team for the Rookie Challenge during All Star Weekend. In the 2005 NBA playoffs he won the championship with the Spurs. However, Udrih's playing time dropped significantly in the 2005–06 season with the Spurs signing Nick Van Exel during the off-season, but increased again after the All-Star break due to an injury to Van Exel's elbow. In the following 2006–07 NBA season and playoffs (where the Spurs won another NBA championship) his minutes were very limited, as the Spurs signed veteran point guard Jacque Vaughn to back up Tony Parker.

Sacramento Kings (2007–2011)[edit]

On October 27, 2007, Udrih was sent, along with cash considerations, by the Spurs to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a protected 2008 second-round draft pick.[2] The Wolves immediately waived him.[2] He was later signed by the Sacramento Kings as a fill in for starting point guard Mike Bibby, who was out with an injured thumb for an estimated two months.[3] He stepped up well in his new role as starting point guard, scoring a career-high of 27 points on November 26, 2007 in a 112–99 win against his former team, the San Antonio Spurs.[4] He averaged 12.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds in 32 minutes per game in 65 games with the Kings in 2007–08.[5]

On July 1, 2008, Udrih agreed to a 5-year contract with the Sacramento Kings after being courted by the Los Angeles Clippers.[6]

Milwaukee Bucks (2011–2013)[edit]

On June 23, 2011, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-way deal among the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Bobcats.[7]

Orlando Magic (2013)[edit]

On February 21, 2013, Udrih was traded at the trade deadline to the Orlando Magic along with Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb in exchange for J. J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon, and Ish Smith.[8]

New York Knicks (2013–2014)[edit]

On August 8, 2013, Udrih signed a one-year deal with the New York Knicks worth $1.27 million.[9] On February 24, 2014, he was waived by the Knicks after they bought out his contract.[10]

Memphis Grizzlies (2014–2015)[edit]

On February 27, 2014, Udrih was claimed off waivers by the Memphis Grizzlies.[11] On July 15, 2014, Udrih re-signed with the Grizzlies to a multi-year deal.[12]

Miami Heat (2015–present)[edit]

On November 10, 2015, Udrih was traded, along with Jarnell Stokes, to the Miami Heat in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Udrih won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 San Antonio 80 2 14.4 .444 .408 .753 1.0 1.9 .5 .1 5.9
2005–06 San Antonio 55 3 10.7 .455 .343 .780 1.0 1.7 .3 .0 5.1
2006–07 San Antonio 73 1 13.0 .369 .287 .883 1.1 1.7 .4 .0 4.7
2007–08 Sacramento 65 51 32.0 .463 .387 .850 3.3 4.3 .9 .2 12.8
2008–09 Sacramento 73 72 31.1 .461 .310 .820 3.0 4.7 1.1 .2 11.0
2009–10 Sacramento 79 41 31.4 .493 .377 .837 2.8 4.7 1.1 .1 12.9
2010–11 Sacramento 79 64 34.6 .500 .357 .864 3.4 4.9 1.2 .1 13.7
2011–12 Milwaukee 59 0 18.3 .440 .288 .709 1.7 3.8 .6 .0 5.9
2012–13 Milwaukee 39 0 18.4 .475 .265 .727 2.0 3.5 .4 .1 6.7
2012–13 Orlando 27 9 27.3 .408 .396 .857 2.3 6.1 .9 .0 10.2
2013–14 New York 31 12 19.0 .425 .425 .833 1.8 3.5 .7 .1 5.6
2013–14 Memphis 10 0 5.5 .556 1.000 .833 0.2 0.6 .1 .1 2.7
2014–15 Memphis 79 12 18.9 .487 .268 .853 1.8 2.6 .6 .1 7.7
2015–16 Memphis 8 0 15.0 .435 .364 1.000 1.1 3.3 .4 .1 5.9
Career 756 267 22.5 .463 .349 .829 2.1 3.5 .7 .1 8.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 San Antonio 21 0 11.5 .359 .270 .857 .8 1.0 .4 .0 3.7
2006 San Antonio 7 0 6.7 .333 .167 .800 .6 1.1 .0 .0 3.6
2007 San Antonio 8 0 2.5 .000 .000 1.000 .1 .1 .0 .0 .3
2014 Memphis 7 0 16.4 .467 .333 .692 1.7 1.7 .4 .0 7.9
2015 Memphis 10 0 17.5 .425 .250' .833 2.0 2.1 .5 .0 7.6
Career 43 0 11.3 .388 .260 .804 1.0 1.2 .3 .0 4.5

Personal[edit]

Udrih comes from a family of basketball players. His father Silvo played for Rudar Trbovlje, and his brother, Samo Udrih, is also a professional basketball player.[14] In 2014, he divorced his wife, Michelle.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Jackson traded to Bucks". ESPN.com. June 24, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Wolves get younger with buyout of Howard's contract". ESPN.com. October 29, 2007. Retrieved October 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Kings Sign Udrih to Fill in for Bibby". NBA.com. November 2, 2007. Retrieved November 2, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Udrih drops career-high 27 as Kings hand Spurs third loss of year". ESPN.com. November 26, 2007. Retrieved November 26, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Kings re-sign Udrih to five-year contract". ESPN.com. July 9, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Point guard says he and Kings agree to five-year contract". ESPN.com. July 1, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Bucks part of 3-team draft day trade". NBC15.com. June 24, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Magic Acquire Harris, Lamb and Udrih From Milwaukee; Warrick from Charlotte". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 21, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "PG Beno Udrih signs with Knicks". ESPN.com. August 8, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Knicks Waive Metta World Peace And Beno Udrih". KnicksNow.com. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Grizzlies claim Beno Udrih off waivers". NBA.com. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies re-sign Beno Udrih to multi-year contracts". NBA.com. July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "HEAT Acquire Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes". NBA.com. November 10, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ "BENO UDRIH BIO". PeakSportsUSA.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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