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October 16, 2014 Updates

Among talks with several teams, the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets have shown an interest, league sources said. Houston is reluctant to take on the $5 million player option on Budinger’s deal in 2015-16, as are the Pistons, sources said. Nevertheless, the Pistons are taking a long look at Budinger and considering the possibility of making a deal. No trade is considered imminent for Budinger. Yahoo! Sports

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“I’ve definitely got my confidence back,” Budinger said. “I’m finally feeling great and because of that my confidence is back.” That much has been clear this week as Budinger has looked engaged on both ends, and has also been far and away one of the best shooters on the team. “He’s starting to get his legs under him,” Flip Saunders said. “He hasn’t had a training camp in two years, and the last training camp he had was during the lockout so it was only seven days. This is a whole process for him to get where he wants to get.” NBA.com

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“It doesn’t bother me,” Budinger said before Wednesday’s victory, before making his fourth consecutive start in place of injured Kevin Martin. “It doesn’t affect me at all. I’m still going to go about my business the same way.” Said Barea: “If it happens, it happens. But it’s not my job to worry about it. I can’t pay attention to that.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Under certain rules, if a player re-signed with his team this past summer while receiving a raise of at least 20 percent — and the team is over the cap — the player cannot be traded until January 15, 2014. Eight players meet that criteria: Tony Allen — Memphis Grizzlies; Chase Budinger — Minnesota Timberwolves; Cartier Martin — Atlanta Hawks; Timofey Mozgov — Denver Nuggets; Nikola Pekovic — Minnesota Timberwolves; J.R. Smith — New York Knicks; Tiago Splitter — San Antonio Spurs; Brandan Wright — Dallas Mavericks. HoopsWorld

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