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10 Chase Budinger SF
Height/Weight: 6-7/209 | Birthdate: 5/22/1988 | Birthplace: La Jolla, CA | Team: Indiana Pacers | College: Arizona | NBA Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 25/14 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Timberwolves acquire Damjan Rudez from Pacers for Chase Budinger


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) The Timberwolves acquired forward Damjan Rudez from the Pacers in exchange for forward Chase Budinger, the team announced Sunday.

Rudez averaged 4.8 points for the Pacers last season, while Budinger averaged 6.8 points for the Wolves.


Report: Pacers, Timberwolves set to swap forwards


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) The Pacers are on the verge of sending Damjan Rudez to the Timberwoves for fellow forward Chase Budinger, according to Yahoo Sports.

Budinger received increasing playing time down the stretch for Minnesota. He averaged 6.8 points in 19 minutes per game.

Rudez contributed as a rookie last season for Indiana. He averaged 4.8 points in 15 minutes per game.


Report: Timberwolves seeking to deal SF Chase Budinger


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Disappointing Anthony Bennett is not the only Timberwolves player on the trade market, according to KSTP-AM, which is reporting that small forward Chase Budinger is also on the table.

Budinger, who has exercised his $5 million player option, did not produce the numbers that warrant that salary. He averaged 6.8 points in 19 minutes per game while shooting just 43 percent from the floor. He earned just over one foul shot per game.


Report: Timberwolves' Budinger exercises player option


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger has exercised his $5 million player option for the 2015-16 season, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Budinger reportedly filed the proper paperwork Wednesday to exercise the option, bypassing a chance to explore free agency this offseason. He averaged 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 19.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field.


Timberwolves' Hamilton upgraded, Budinger downgraded


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/15/2015) The injury-riddled Timberwolves said that center Justin Hamilton (hamstring) is probable for Wednesday's season finale, while forward Chase Budinger (ankle) is doubtful for the contest against the Thunder, per the team's website. 

Hamilton is averaging 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds this season, which has been split between the Wolves, Pelicans and Heat. 


Wolves' Chase Budinger (ankle) exits Monday's game, status unknown


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/13/2015) Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger left Monday's game against the Pelicans with a sprained left ankle, the team has announced.

Budinger finished with 18 points and eight rebounds.

His status for Wednesday against Oklahoma City is unknown.


Report: Timberwolves seeking a second-round pick for Gary Neal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) The Timberwolves are asking for a second-round pick in exchange for shooting guard Gary Neal, NBA.com reports.

The Hawks are among the teams interested in Neal, though it's possible that those teams will wait until afther the trade deadline to see if the Timberwolves stick to their plan to not buy out the guard's contract. The team has been trying to attach small forward Chase Budinger to any deal involving Neal, ESPN.com reports.

Neal has averaged 9.6 points on a career-low 35.9 percent shooting in 43 games.


Budinger, Robinson to see more PT in wake of Hummel's injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders indicated Chase Budinger and Glenn Robinson III will have to play more now that Robbie Hummel will be sidelined 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, per The Star Tribune.

“We only have like 11 healthy guys,” Saunders said. “Other guys will get opportunities.”


Wolves' Shabazz Muhammad expected to miss next two weeks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2015) An MRI revealed Timberwovles guard Shabazz Muhammad suffered an external oblique strain and will miss the next two weeks, the team announced. 

Muhammad missed Saturday’s loss to the Spurs becuase of the injury. Forward Chase Budinger started in Muhammad’s place and scored two points.


Timberwolves Hummel, Budinger available on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) The Timberwolves should have Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel on Wednesday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Both players missed Monday's game due to an illness. Hummel is averaging 3.3 points per game. Budinger is averaging 4.5 points per game. 


Wolves list Budinger, Hummel as questionable Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) The Timberwolves listed forwards Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Suns.

Budinger and Hummel are dealing with an illness which prevented them from playing in Monday’s loss to the Nuggets.

The Timberwolves are 8 1/2-point underdogs to the Suns.


Chase Budinger ruled out Monday night


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/5/2015) The Timberwolves ruled out small forward Chase Budinger (illness) for Monday's game against the Nuggets. Budinger also missed Saturday's game against the Jazz.

He's averaging 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game.


Timberwolves SF Chase Budinger (illness) out Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2015) Timberwolves small forward Chase Budinger will not play in Saturday's game against the Jazz due to an illness, coach Flip Saunders told the media before the game.

Budinger has received erratic amounts of playing time in recent weeks, and he saw just eight minutes of action in Thursday's loss to the Kings. He has averaged 4.5 points on 34.9 percent shooting in 27 games.

Minnesota is a 1 1/2-point home favorite against Utah Saturday.


Report: Wolves using SF Chase Budinger as trade bait


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) The Timberwolves are dangling small forward Chase Budinger in trade talks, league sources have told Yahoo Sports. Among their possible trade partners are Detroit and Houston.

The report claims, however, that the Rockets are reluctant to assume the $5 million player option Budinger has for next season. The Pistons appear to be a more realistic possibility.

Budinger averaged 6.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 41 games last season.


Timberwolves may use Chase Budinger as a stretch-power forward


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders told reporters that he may use forward Chase Budinger as a "stretch-4 type guy," in a move to utilize all of his wing players this season, per the Star Tribune. Budinger averaged 6.7 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 39.4 percent from the floor and 35.0 percent from behind the arc in 2013-14.

Timberwolves missing five vs. Bulls


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014)  The Timberwolves have been hit hard by injuries in the season's final week, and will be without five players for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. Center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and guards Kevin Martin (foot) and J.J. Barea (back) are joined on the inactive list by forwards Chase Budinger (ankle) and Shabazz Muhammad (knee).

Muhammad and Budinger might be out for the season as a result of their injuries, while the remaining three remain day to day moving forward. 


Chase Budinger may not play again this season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger will sit out Tuesday's game against San Antonio because of a sprained ankle. Head coach Rick Adelman told the Star Tribune on Monday that Budenger may not play again this season.

Budinger appeared in just 41 games this season, after being limited to 23 the year before due to knee troubles. He is averaging a career-low 6.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Chase Budinger exits after one minute


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger got the start Saturday against the Magic with Kevin Martin dealing with a foot injury, but he could not make it through the game due to his own injury.

Budinger played just one minute before leaving the game with a sprained right ankle. He was announced as questionable to return, but he never made it back, finishing with two points in one minute in the 100-92 loss.

Budinger has seen an increase in playing time recently, after being worked back pretty slowly following knee surgery. He has appeared in just 41 games this season, after being limited to 23 the year before. He is averaging a career-low 6.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. 


Chase Budinger pitching in


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger continues to see a solid role, as he played 30 minutes in a 110-101 win over the Suns.

Budinger scored 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting in the win, though he was just 1 of 4 from three-point range after missing just one in each of his previous two games. He added just two rebounds while turning the ball over once as well.

Budinger has found himself after a very slow start due to an injury, but is still averaging just 8.9 points in the month of February. 


Grizzlies, Timberwolves discuss trade involving Chase Budinger


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2014) The Grizzlies and Timberwolves are discusing a trade involving Minnesota forward Chase Budinger and guard J.J. Barea, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The Grizzlies would be sending a package that includes forward Tayshaun Prince and potentially guard Tony Allen to Minnesota in the deal, according to the report, though the deal appears to be in an early enough stage that the names involve could change.

Timberwolves general manager Flip Saunders is believed to be looking to add defensive toughness to the team, which would explain the potential inclusion of Allen. The Grizzlies have been aggressively looking for a team to take the remaining two years of Prince's contract.


Chase Budinger scores 15 points vs. Rockets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) One game after putting up a season-high 19 points, Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger scored 15 points on 5 of 14 shooting in his team's 107-89 loss to the Rockets Monday.

Budinger played 28 minutes Monday after setting a season high with 29 minutes in his previous game. He also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in the loss. Budinger has averaged 5.8 points and 2.4 rebounds over 18 games played.


Chase Budinger finds scoring touch vs. Bulls


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger enjoyed his most productive performance of the season on Monday, as he scored 12 points off the bench in a 95-86 victory over the Bulls in Chicago.

Budinger came up big in the second quarter, as he knocked down his lone two attempts from behind the arc. He went 5 of 7 shooting from the field, also adding four rebounds and one assist while logging 20 minutes of game action. He has averaged 5.2 points and 2.4 rebounds over his last five games.

Chase Budinger ice cold since return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger has struggled to shake the rust off since returning from knee surgery, a trend that continued Tuesday against the Jazz.

Budinger struggled through his second scoreless game in the last three Tuesday, as he missed all four of his field-goal attempts in the game. He added one rebound and two assists in 13 minutes of action in the 112-97 win.

Budinger is shooting just 27.0 percent from the field in seven appearances since his return. He has yet to score in double figures, and is averaging just 3.6 points per game. 


Chase Budinger will remain on 18-minute restriction


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) The Timberwolves will keep forward Chase Budinger on an 18-minute limit for at least the next two weeks as he returns from knee surgery, according to The Star Tribune. Budinger made his season debut on Wednesday without any pain, according to the report. He has combined for 14 points over his first two games.  

Chase Budinger scores six points in debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger scored six points on 2 of 3 shooting while playing 11 minutes in his season debut Wednesday as the Timberwolves fell to the Suns, 104-103.

Budinger was on a 15-to-20-minute limit in his first game action after suffering a torn meniscus before the season started. He also added one rebound and one steal while making one of his two three-point attempts. Budinger averaged 9.4 points and 22.1 minutes per game with Minnesota last season.