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Chase Budinger | Guard/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 209
College: Arizona
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Chase Budinger will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, with George Hill (illness) returning to the starting lineup following a three-game absence.
Budinger is averaging just 5.3 points and 2.3 boards on 41.7 percent shooting as a reserve this season, so his value will take a pretty massive hit with the return to the second-unit. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Nov 24 - 6:25 PM

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Chase Budinger played well in a start against the Bucks on Saturday with 13 points, one rebound, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He did a fine job on defense and even guarded Giannis Antetokounmpo at times. George Hill (illness) should be able to return for Nov. 24 against the Wizards, so Budinger isn't an appealing pickup.
Nov 21 - 9:31 PM

Chase Budinger will start against the Bucks on Saturday.

That means Budinger will have to guard Jabari Parker or Giannis Antetokounmpo, which is good news for those guys. Budinger only played 18 minutes in his last start and didn't score, so he's not someone most fantasy owners should be looking at.
Nov 21 - 5:31 PM

Chase Budinger returned to the bench during Wednesday's game, which he finished with 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

Budinger was scoreless in 18 minutes despite starting on Monday, but he bounced back quickly with season-highs in both scoring and playing time. His role will shrivel once George Hill and Rodney Stuckey return, and there are heaps of more appealing ROS prospects.
Nov 18 - 10:03 PM

Chase Budinger played 18 minutes in a start on Monday with no points, four rebounds and one turnover.

He started with George Hill (illness) out and didn't do anything with the added role. Budinger can stay on the waiver wire.
Nov 16 - 11:31 PM

Chase Budinger will start against the Bulls on Monday.

The Pacers are missing George Hill, so they'll slide Monta Ellis to the point. Budinger is an option as a punt play in DFS, but he's certainly a risky play.
Nov 16 - 7:33 PM

Chase Budinger got a surprise start in his first game for the Pacers on Tuesday and had seven points, two rebounds, one assist, a block and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

Budinger could end up being a sleeper for the Pacers at some point this season, but he should remain undrafted in most leagues for now. He made his preseason debut after missing time with a hamstring injury.
Oct 13 - 10:09 PM

Chase Budinger (hamstring) will make his preseason debut on Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

With C.J. Miles (bronchitis) out tonight, Budinger may even start, and it'll be interesting to see what he can do tonight. Budinger can be a nice source of 3-pointers in deep leagues when given the minutes, but his fantasy value would be negligible in most leagues if he's stuck in a reserve role.
Oct 13 - 6:42 PM

Chase Budinger (hamstring) was a full participant during Sunday's practice.

Budinger is planning to play in Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Pistons, so he's on track to be 100 percent when the regular-season tips. Chase could challenge C.J. Miles for the starting small forward spot in Indiana, but if he's not able to win that position battle, it'll be tough for him to be relevant in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 11 - 2:53 PM

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he is hopeful that Chase Budinger (hamstring) can return by Tuesday.

Budinger will spend Thursday's preseason game on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury, but given that Vogel is expecting him back on the court by Tuesday, it doesn't seem like the injury is very serious. We'll be tracking his progress closely, but as a reserve for the Pacers, Budinger can't be viewed as anything more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Oct 8 - 7:14 PM

Chase Budinger (hamstring) will not play vs. the Magic on Thursday.

Budinger was also held out of Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans, but it's still not clear how serious the injury is. There was some talk that Budinger could challenge C.J. Miles for the starting small forward spot, but this injury really hurts his chances. For now, Budinger is only on the radar in deeper leagues as a 3-point specialist.
Oct 7 - 3:50 PM

Chase Budinger (hamstring) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said that Budinger has looked "fantastic" this summer and it's possible that he could challenge C.J. Miles for the starting small forward spot, so it's a shame that he won't be able to play. For now, Budinger is on the radar in deeper leagues for his 3-point shooting. We will update his status once we know more.
Oct 3 - 11:25 AM

Chase Budinger looks "fantastic," according to Pacers coach Frank Vogel.

"He's really going to help our running game," Vogel said. Budinger could compete with C.J. Miles for the starting small forward spot, but he'll have to prove he can stay on the court for an extended period of time first.
Sep 28 - 11:03 AM

Chase Budinger will compete for the starting small forward job.

C.J. Miles is still the favorite to win the starting job, but it might make sense to put Budinger, a lower usage guy, with the first unit. Budinger is not quite worth drafting in most leagues.
Jul 13 - 7:05 PM

Pacers president Larry Bird said Chase Budinger could be in the rotation next season.

"We're very glad to have Chase," Bird said. "He's a guy we think will fit in our rotation. He can shoot and drive to the basket, which works with how we want to play." Budinger was acquired in a trade with the Wolves in exchange for Damjan Rudez, but it's still unlikely that he will have a large enough role to matter in fantasy leagues.
Jul 12 - 11:44 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Joseph Young
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chase Budinger
3Solomon Hill
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Paul George
2Jordan Hill
3Lavoy Allen
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Ian Mahinmi
2Myles Turner
3Shayne Whittington