It's a new life for Beno Udrih, the 28-year-old guard who played a key role for the Sacramento Kings during the past four seasons. New team? Check. That would be the Milwaukee Bucks, who traded for Udrih and Charlotte guards Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston in a major draft-day deal last week. New bride? Hey, that, too. Udrih revealed Tuesday that he's marrying fiancée Michelle Wiley on July 16 in Los Angeles. But same old Udrih? That would be just fine with the Bucks, who acquired the 6-foot-3 Slovenian to play the point behind Brandon Jennings and also spend some quality time at shooting guard. Udrih's skill set could be just what the Bucks need to fortify their backcourt and in particular the point guard position. He's noted as a high-percentage shooter, a player who can spot up for a jumper or take it all the way to the rim to finish a play. According to one statistical measure of efficiency, Udrih has hit 70% of his shots at the rim over the past two seasons, a very high number. "I don't think it's a secret; it's just playing the right way," Udrih said at a Cousins Center news conference. "I'm not trying to force and shoot over three people. If I see help coming from the weak side, I'm trying to kick out for the open shot. "If I'm wide open, I go all the way. I'm not perfect; I'll make mistakes." Udrih started 64 games for the Kings last season and played both guard spots, often teaming in the backcourt with 2010 NBA rookie of the year Tyreke Evans. "By anybody's measure, most franchises, most coaches, most GMs would say Beno (pronounced Beh-no) is a point guard," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "That's the type of game he plays. But that doesn't mean he can't do other things.
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