HoopsHype Chase Budinger rumors


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Despite missing most of the season with surgery to repair torn cartilage in his knee, Minnesota Timberwolves free- agent forward Chase Budinger is emerging as a significant target for several teams, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans have made his signing a priority, and several teams have secondary interest, including Utah, Indiana and Memphis, front-office sources told Y! Sports. Yahoo! Sports

The T'wolves and Pelicans need his shooting, and plan to be aggressive suitors for Budinger, league sources said. Milwaukee has wavered on re-signing guard J.J. Redick, sources said, and Budinger could be a less-expensive, but efficient, alternative. Yahoo! Sports

Meet with unrestricted free agent Chase Budinger. The Wolves have Budinger's Bird Rights. In other words, they can go over the salary cap to retain him. He's a big priority and a favorite of coach Rick Adelman. Budinger makes his offseason home in San Diego. KSTP

June 29, 2013 Updates

Saunders told a group of reporters Friday that he'll be out of town this weekend, presumably visiting a free agent. Who? Not sure as of publication. But what is known is that Saunders has strong interest in shooting guard O.J. Mayo. One possibility for Saunders' trip: meet with Mayo in Southern California. Oh by the way, unrestricted free agent Chase Budinger is in that area too. 1500 ESPN

June 28, 2013 Updates

Jerry Zgoda: Flip will visit Chase early on in free agency, probably at home in San Diego. Flip wouldn't say if trip will include international travel Twitter @JerryZgoda

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