Chase Budinger RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
Chase Budinger: Congrats to the Warriors and Coach Steve Kerr in his first year. Knew he would be a great coach. #BearDown #UofA
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger has exercised the $5 million player option on his contract for the 2015-16 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Budinger filed the necessary paper work on Wednesday, passing on the chance to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, sources said.
Kevin Myers: Chase Budinger rented a POD and moved out of his Mpls apartment after the season. Strong sign he’ll waive player option & hit free agency. / Darren Wolfson: Checked even again for you. Someone directly involved: “He will not opt-out.” I’ll be very, very surprised. #twolves
Jon Krawczynski: Sprained left ankle for Budinger. That’s a relief for him after all those knee issues.
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.
As tip-off time approaches, keep an eye on the Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (hamstring), who is questionable tonight after missing back-to-back games. If he sits again, forward Chase Budinger ($2,200 salary, 4.4% of cap) should make a great source of cap relief. Budinger is averaging 31.63 fantasy points in two starts in place of Martin, and he comes at the minimum salary.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Wolves still discussing deal sending Chase Budinger to Sixers, league sources tell Yahoo. Budinger would get buyout, Sixers get picks.
The Timberwolves have been trying to accommodate Budinger, shopping him around the league. But the team has been unable to find any takers as we head into the final weeks before the NBA’s trading deadline, largely because of Budinger’s player option for next season.
Andy Greder: #Twolves forward Robbie Hummel and Chase Budinger, who were both sick, are available against tonight vs. #Suns, coach Flip Saunders said.
Andy Greder: It’s flu-like symptoms affecting the #Twolves players and coaches. Out: Coach Flip Saunders and Chase Budinger. Questionable: Robbie Hummel.
Darren Wolfson: Led to think GR-III will earn his way onto #Twolves. Keep hearing that JJ is playing well. Detroit prob. the team to watch on Chase B front.
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.
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.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets have zero interest in his contract. RT @liuSamPark: @Jonathan Feigen rumor about Chasebudinger’s back, need confirm pls
Sean Deveney: Another potential destination for @Minnesota Timberwolves Chase Budinger, I have heard, would be @Portland Trail Blazers. Thomas Robinson, possibly.
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.
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.