HoopsHype Chase Budinger rumors

September 27, 2013 Updates

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger has cartilage damage to his left knee and will visit noted sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews next week. Budinger re-signed with Minnesota in July after spending an injury-filled first season with the Timberwolves. He tore meniscus in his left knee early last season and underwent surgery in November, returning in March to play a total of 23 games. The Sports Network

September 20, 2013 Updates

Chase Budinger, Dante Cunningham, Ronny Turiaf, Shabazz Muhammad, Gorgui Dieng, Lorenzo Brown and Robbie Hummel were all on hand Friday and participating in a 5-on-5 scrimmage. The chance to come in early allows rookies like Muhammad, Dieng and Brown to get familiar with the facilities and some of the training regimens prior to Training Camp. For guys like Budinger and Cunningham, it’s a way to get re-acquainted with the day-to-day grind. NBA.com

Chase Budinger missed nearly 60 games last year because of that left meniscus tear in November, and when he did return in late March he made his impact felt despite playing on a knee that was less than 100 percent. He spent the summer rehabbing and said while it was a different offseason program-wise, it paid off with how his leg now feels. It will be a work in progress throughout the year, and he’ll need to continue rehabbing, icing and treating it. But compared to the end of last season, there’s a world of difference. “It’s way better,” Budinger said. “The end of last season it felt like I had a brick on that foot. I’m starting to get my hops back a little bit and able to take off on it and land on it and not be able to think about it.” NBA.com

September 9, 2013 Updates
August 9, 2013 Updates
July 12, 2013 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has re-signed forward Chase Budinger. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. "We are excited that Chase has decided to make Minnesota his home next season and beyond," said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "We made bringing back Chase a priority because of his shooting ability, athleticism and his familiarity with Coach Adelman's system. We look forward to watching his continued development in a Wolves uniform." NBA.com

July 8, 2013 Updates
July 2, 2013 Updates

Free-agent forward Chase Budinger has reached agreement on a three-year, $16 million contract to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Budinger, a 6-foot-7 forward, returns to a strong core with the Wolves that includes Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. The third year of the deal will be a player option, a source said. Yahoo! Sports

July 1, 2013 Updates

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