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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 was back in the rotation on Monday with 12 minutes of action, scoring one point with two rebounds.
He only received playing time out of necessity because the Wolves don't really have another small forward behind Andrew Wiggins. Budinger can be kept on the wire in most leagues. Feb 23 - 11:10 PM

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The 76ers are interested in picking up Chase Budinger for draft picks.

Budinger doesn't have a cap-friendly deal, so this is a Sam Hinkie special for more picks. The 76ers aren't going to be ready to compete next season, so adding Budinger's deal to their 2015-16 cap space isn't a big deal for them. He can be left on the wire.
Feb 19 - 11:43 AM

Chase Budinger and Glenn Robinson III are likely to see more playing time with Robbie Hummel (hand) out, according to Wolves head coach Flip Saunders.

"We only have like 11 healthy guys," Saunders said. "Other guys will get opportunities." While both players will get a bump in playing time now that Hummel is due to miss at least the next four weeks, neither will provide much fantasy value outside of being a punt play for daily leaguers.
Jan 27 - 12:17 PM

Chase Budinger returned to a bench role on Saturday against the Nuggets, scoring just six points with one 3-pointer in 14 minutes.

Robbie Hummel was inserted into the starting lineup for this contest and responded with a massive double-double, meaning Budinger's time in the sun is already over. Unless you are in a ridiculously deep league and desperately need 3-pointers, you can let go of Budinger.
Jan 17 - 11:56 PM

Chase Budinger made his second start of the season on Tuesday but scored only three points on 1-of-6 shooting in 25 minutes vs. the Pacers.

He added two rebounds, three steals and two turnovers and belongs on the waiver wire unless he unexpectedly heats up with Shabazz Muhammad (abdomen) out for the next two weeks. Budinger was even out-produced by backup SF Robbie Hummel, who chipped in seven points and six boards in 26 minutes.
Jan 13 - 10:07 PM

Chase Budinger scored just two points on 1-of-6 from the field during his start against the Spurs, adding five rebounds and one steal.

He lasted just 18 minutes and was not involved in the offense. Budinger had an encouraging game on Friday, but he's only going to share Shabazz Muhammad's minutes with Robbie Hummel. Leave him on the wire in most cases.
Jan 11 - 1:44 AM

Chase Budinger will start for Shabazz Muhammad on Saturday against the Spurs.

It's unclear how much time Muhammad is going to miss with his abdominal injury, so Budinger has a chance to start until Kevin Martin (wrist) gets back, which could be next weekend. If you need scoring and treys, Budinger is worth a look.
Jan 10 - 6:59 PM

Chase Budinger scored nine points in 28 minutes against the Bucks on Friday with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

He had a great rapport with Andrew Wiggins as the rookie often found him for an open catch-and-shoot jumper throughout the second half -- he missed a lot, though. Budinger could get some extra run if Shabazz Muhammad (groin) needs to miss time, so he could be an option in daily leagues on Saturday.
Jan 10 - 2:38 AM

Chase Budinger returned from an illness on Wednesday and hit 5-of-7 shots for 10 points and five rebounds in 24 minutes.

With Kevin Martin nearing a return, and the strong play of Andrew Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad, Budinger isn't worth owning in any leagues right now.
Jan 8 - 2:58 AM

Chase Budinger (illness) is available to play against the Suns on Wednesday.

He is not a lock for minutes and is unlikely to see more than six or seven shots tonight. Budinger can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 7 - 8:23 PM

Chase Budinger (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

He has missed the last two games for Minnesota, but even if he is cleared to play he doesn't have a large enough role to matter in most leagues. If Budinger sits out Wednesday, expect Troy Daniels to see a boost off the bench.
Jan 7 - 12:21 PM

Updating a previous item, Chase Budinger (illness) will not play on Monday.

He had been questionable against the Rockets, but now Budinger's been ruled out.
Jan 5 - 12:37 PM

Chase Budinger (illness) is questionable to play on Monday against the Nuggets.

Budinger didn't suit up on Saturday due to the illness, but he's not going to have a large role regardless of who's available for the Timberwolves. He can be safely left on the waiver wire.
Jan 5 - 10:14 AM

Chase Budinger (illness) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

His minutes dropped to just eight on Thursday and it might have something to do with coach Flip Saunders trusting his young guns, Shabazz Muhammad and Andrew Wiggins, a bit more. Budinger can be ignored in most leagues, especially with Kevin Martin returning soon.
Jan 3 - 6:46 PM

Chase Budinger hit just 2-of-8 shots in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with four points, three rebounds and two assists.

Budinger did not hit a three or have a steal or block, which just won't do in a low-volume role in standard formats. The Shabazz Muhammad emergence didn't do him any favors, though Muhammad was pretty bad tonight, and in any event he's simply not a must-own guy. When he gets hot, though, he has a late-round ceiling and therefore should be watched from a distance.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Justin Hamilton