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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
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Chase Budinger was one of three Pacers — Paul George and Monta Ellis the others — to have played in every game this season entering Saturday night’s contest against the Detroit Pistons. In that 94-82 Pacers win, he never saw the floor. It wasn’t his fault, either. Third-year wing Solomon Hill has played so well that coach Frank Vogel said he couldn’t keep him out of the rotation. “Solomon Hill’s been giving us something in the last couple of games when he’s been called upon,” Vogel said after the win. “I just wanted to get Solomon in there somehow. Chase was the guy that we had to pull out. It wasn’t anything that Chase had done.”
West’s decision to leave in pursuit of immediate gratification in what could be the final season of his career amplified everything. As team president Larry Bird said, West’s surprising move brought about several other changes, as it cost the team its starting power forward and on-court leader. At that point there was no point in trying to maintain the core of the teams that reached the conference finals in consecutive seasons. The mutual desire for Hibbert to move on was another major factor, opening a major hole at center that had been filled for seven seasons. Stuckey, Allen and Whittington were re-signed, but the upcoming roster still includes eight new players: Chase Budinger, Toney Douglas, Monta Ellis, Jordan Hill, Glenn Robinson III and rookies Myles Turner, Joe Young and Rakeem Christmas.