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Jared Dudley
Jared Dudley
Position: F
Born: 07/10/85
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $4,250,000
Dudley surprised the NBA community when he opted into his $4.25 million option with the Bucks rather than exercise his early termination option and seek a multi-year contract in free agency. He waited until the final hours before the start of free agency before making his decision. “Hey, I’m not going to lie to you. I wanted to opt out,” Dudey admitted. “The whole thing was to opt out. At the same time, you never want to opt-out you want to have a deal in place or at least have a backup plan. For me, I’m never going to be anyone’s first or second choice. I’m your fourth, fifth, six option, Your glue guy. Everyone wants the sexy choice. Me and my agent, we went around to different places. We had people interested…But also, I was doing rehab on my back. I knew it was hurting. It improved. It improve so much, but I knew down the road I possibly could have surgery. I didn’t know. For me, I didn’t want to risk opting out, going (into free agency) and possibly not getting the deal I wanted.”
via CSNWashington.com
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has acquired forward Jared Dudley from Milwaukee in exchange for a protected future second round pick. “Jared’s versatility and shooting ability will give us depth at both forward positions and allow us to use him in a variety of lineups,” said Grunfeld. “We are also looking forward to the leadership and veteran presence that he will bring both on the court.”
via NBA.com
In training camp, Dudley said, Kidd asked for a show of hands of who thought the Bucks would make the playoffs. When all the hands went up, Kidd assured them — they would definitely make the playoffs. “There was times where I got there at midnight to shoot,” Dudley recalled Sunday. “And I wouldn’t do it that often, maybe every three weeks. And they were there. Grg would sleep there. We would be playing cards, and they would come and say ‘Jared, what were you thinking on this rotation?,’ things like that. At the beginning of the season I was calling the defensive coverages, even though I wasn’t supposed to. One day Jason came to me and said ‘I don’t want you to talk any more. At all. In a game you can do that, but in practice, they need to learn.’ He forced Khris Middleton (to talk). He was clever in that way.”
via NBA.com