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Chase Budinger
Chase Budinger
Position: F
Born: 05/22/88
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
The Timberwolves sought out trading partners for two veteran shooting guards, Chase Budinger and Kevin Martin. Sources have said, though, that a deal for one or both of those players will be much more likely this summer, with Budinger’s contract down to one year at $5 million and Martin’s to two years for $14.4 million. Saunders likes Martin and won’t give him away, but Minnesota is not expecting big returns for either player, should a move come about.
I still think the Budinger move is most likely just because of the four options, he’s the most expendable if the Wolves can find a willing team. The Wolves probably keep Robinson because of his potential and cost efficiency. They probably keep Hummel just because, as was shown Sunday in Tulsa, they’ll need him as a third power forward if Thad Young or Anthony Bennett gets hurt. When Bennett’s knee proved too sore, Hummel played 19 minutes Sunday and played well.
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While he does, Yahoo! Sports last week reported the Wolves are trying to trade Budinger. Its report named Houston and Detroit while a Sporting News report added Portland as well. Saunders adamantly denied he is “shopping” Budinger. “I don’t really listen to rumors at all,” Budinger said, laughing. “I’ve been around. They’re rumors.” The Wolves have 16 players on their roster with guaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts and must get down to 15 men by opening night.
With the Pistons without Jodie Meeks for the first six weeks of the season, they’ve reportedly inquired with Minnesota Timberwolves about swingman Chase Budinger. A league source confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report about the Pistons having interest in Budinger, a 6-foot-7 forward who appears caught in a numbers game at small forward. Nothing appears to be imminent, but it looks like the Pistons are at least kicking the tires on Budinger before the season begins.
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With the Pistons without Jodie Meeks for the first six weeks of the season, they’ve reportedly inquired with Minnesota Timberwolves about swingman Chase Budinger. A league source confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report about the Pistons having interest in Budinger, a 6-foot-7 forward who appears caught in a numbers game at small forward. Nothing appears to be imminent, but it looks like the Pistons are at least kicking the tires on Budinger before the season begins. The Pistons actually drafted him in the second round in 2009, in a pre-arranged deal with the Houston Rockets, where he developed into a contributor before knee and ankle injuries have limited him to just 64 games over the past two seasons.