Kings sign Beno Udrih
The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent guard Beno Udrih to a contract, according to Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We’re excited about adding Beno to our roster,” explained Petrie. “He’s a talented player we’ve had an interest in for some time, a true point guard who brings experience to our team going forward.”
The 6-3, 205-pound guard averaged 4.7 points (.369 FG%, .287 3pt%, .883 FT%), 1.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game in 73 games (started one) with the San Antonio Spurs in 2006-07.
Udrih was selected by the Spurs in the first round (28th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft. The Slovenian guard played three seasons with San Antonio before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a 2008 second-round draft pick (10/29/07). Minnesota then requested waivers on Udrih before his signing with Sacramento as a free agent.
In three seasons in San Antonio, Udrih appeared in 207 regular season games, averaging 5.2 points and 1.8 assists in 13.0 minutes per game. He was a member of the Spurs Championship teams in 2004-05 and 2006-07.
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