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Pacers trade Damjan Rudez to Timberwolves for Chase Budinger

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The Pacers have acquired small forward Chase Budinger from Minnesota in exchange for forward Damjan Rudez.

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The Indiana Pacers continue to shake up their roster, agreeing to trade sharpshooter Damjan Rudez to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for forward Chase Budinger, according to Adrian Wonarowski.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Minnesota is nearing agreement on a trade to send Chase Budinger to the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/619960166843166720">July 11, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Budinger is a six-year veteran out of Arizona, who averaged 6.8 points per game in 19 minutes last season for Minnesota, shooting 36% from three point range. Budinger as a small forward gives competition for Solomon Hill, who did not impress in his Orlando Summer League showing.

While Budinger is a decent three point shooter, the Pacers lose a surefire shooter in Rudez, who in the 2015 calendar year shot 44.6% from three point range. Rudez only averaged 4.8 last year for the Pacers, but made his biggest impact in leading Indiana to a January win over the Orlando Magic, scoring 16 fourth quarter points to snap a seven game losing streak.The Pacers have acquired small forward Chase Budinger from Minnesota in exchange for forward Damjan Rudez.