HoopsHype Chase Budinger rumors

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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

December 18, 2013 Updates

Wolves guard Chase Budinger -- out all season so far because of that second knee surgery in 11 months -- has been cleared to participate in contact practices, starting tomorrow, the team announced today. Still uncertain is how much practice he will need before he is cleared to play in a game. You can be sure the Wolves will be conservative with him after he needed that second surgery to resolve his torn meniscus issue. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Chase Budinger will remain in Birmingham, Alabama -- where he had arthroscopic surgery Monday to remove part of his lateral meniscus that was repaired last November -- for the time being to rehab. He has moved into a condo there and will undergo therapy daily under the supervision of Dr. James Andrews' crew. The fact that Andrews removed part of the meniscus rather than try to repair it again should shorten Budinger's recovery time from months (four months last time) to weeks, probably anywhere from four to eight weeks. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Wolves forward Chase Budinger underwent successful arthroscopic left knee surgery on Monday in Pensacola, Fla., the team announced this morning. Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine performed the surgery. Budinger tore the meniscus in that same knee last November, and he missed much of the season during his recovery. He returned to play the final three weeks of 2012-13, spent the summer rehabbing and by the time he returned to Minnesota for workouts early last month he sounded confident in his recovery. His knee, he said, was getting back to full strength and he once again felt trust in his leaping and his cuts. NBA.com

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