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Chase Budinger | Guard/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 209
College: Arizona
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Chase Budinger chipped in a season-high 11 points in the Wolves' home loss to the Kings on Saturday.
He made 3-of-6 shots including two 3-pointers, while adding two rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes off the bench. Despite Minnesota's injuries this season, he's only been worth a look as a perimeter specialist in deeper leagues. One double-digit scoring performance doesn't change the equation. Nov 22 - 11:29 PM

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Chase Budinger played 25 minutes off the bench against the Spurs on Friday with seven points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He's going to see minutes in the 20s with Kevin Martin (wrist) down and is really the only consistent 3-point shooter off the bench. Budinger could be a sneaky asset in deeper leagues.
Nov 21 - 11:24 PM

Chase Budinger scored 13 points on Friday amidst rumors he's on the trading block, hitting 5-of-9 shots with two threes, three boards and three steals in 27 minutes.

Flip Saunders denied that Budinger was on the block but that's what he is supposed to say and getting rid of some awkward depth would make sense for the Wolves. In Minny, Budinger is going to struggle for consistency in most fantasy formats.
Oct 18 - 12:18 AM

The Timberwolves are shopping forward Chase Budinger, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Wojnarowski also reported that both the Rockets and the Pistons have expressed interest in acquiring Budinger. The new influx of young talent in Minnesota is leaving the 26-year old Budinger as the odd-man out. He is owed a guaranteed $5 million for the 2014-15 season.
Oct 16 - 4:30 PM

Wolves coach Flip Saunders suggested that he will play Chase Budinger as a stretch-PF at times this season.

Budinger faces stiff competition at both forward spots from Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett, Corey Brewer and Shabazz Muhammad. Even if Budinger does earn some minutes at PF behind Young, his trickle of 3-pointers won't be enough to justify owning him in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 28 - 8:04 PM

Chase Budinger (knee, ankle) has been fully cleared for Monday's training camp with the Wolves.

It's a three-day session for Budinger, who missed the last six games of the season due to injury. Budinger had a knee issue earlier in the season and it kept his minutes down to a career-low 18.3 per game. If the Wolves do unload Kevin Love, Buds could be looking at some more shots from the perimeter.
Jul 4 - 3:07 PM

Chase Budinger (ankle) is out for Friday's game against the Rockets.

Budinger is once again missing an opportunity to put something positive on tape with Kevin Martin (foot) sidelined. Look for Robbie Hummel to start.
Apr 11 - 11:02 AM

Chase Budinger (ankle) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He suffered an ankle sprain over the weekend and it's too bad because the Wolves are down to the bottom of the barrel for wings. With all of there guys out, Robbie Hummel should start and see all the minutes he can handle. Quite frankly, he's not that great, so he's only a low-end play.
Apr 9 - 7:00 PM

Chase Budinger's sprained ankle will sideline him on Tuesday and coach Rick Adelman doesn't expect him to play again this season.

Budinger was starting with Kevin Martin (heel) out of commission, but he hurt himself just one minute into Saturday's game. Robbie Hummel may assume the starting role as a consequence, and he's worth a look if you need a cheap source of points and 3-pointers.
Apr 7 - 1:55 PM

Chase Budinger suffered a sprained right ankle against the Magic on Saturday.

He limped to the locker room under his own power and is questionable to return. The Wolves are already very shorthanded tonight and will likely have to lean on J.J. Barea and Corey Brewer even more.
Apr 5 - 7:26 PM

Chase Budinger scored 24 points on 7-of-9 shooting (including five threes) with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in Friday's double-overtime win.

Budinger hasn't done anything of consequence this season so owners should view this line skeptically, but it could also signal that he's ready to produce in a bench role, especially if the Wolves start sitting guys. We're also concerned about his ability to handle a back-to-back on Saturday against the Magic, so he's more a guy to watch than add after this performance.
Apr 5 - 12:35 AM

Chase Budinger admitted that he's been frustrated during a "very challenging, very grueling" recovery from multiple knee surgeries.

His struggles are evident in his 38.5 percent shooting this season, which has allowed Corey Brewer to keep his spot as the Wolves' starting SF. "Next year is where you'll see where he’s really at," said coach Rick Adelman. "He just needs a whole summer to rehab without any other setbacks." Given Budinger's injuries and limitations this season, fantasy owners should approach him warily during fantasy drafts next year.
Apr 2 - 12:41 PM

Chase Budinger played just 14 minutes and played six points on Saturday.

Kevin Martin returned to action tonight and it hurt Budinger's minutes quite a bit. If you've been rolling with Budinger in Martin's absence, it's time to hit the waiver wire and find a better option.
Mar 2 - 12:40 AM

Chase Budinger scored five points with two boards, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

He hit only one 3-pointer and shot 2-of-8 tonight. Budinger's minutes have been at least 27 in each of his last four games, but Kevin Martin's evaluation on Friday will serve as an expiration date for owners in most leagues. If there's a hot free agent from the deadline, he's certainly on the chopping block.
Feb 20 - 12:58 AM

The Grizzlies are discussing a deal with the Timberwolves centered around Chase Budinger and J.J. Barea.

The Grizzlies would like to include Tayshaun Prince and may also include Tony Allen. The Grizzlies have been wanting to add some perimeter shooting and Prince isn't really needed much more for defense with the emergence of James Johnson. None of these players would see much more playing time than they're currently receiving, so there's little reason to pick them up.
Feb 17 - 7:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Corey Brewer
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Ronny Turiaf