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Chase Budinger | Guard/Forward | #10

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 209
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (14) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Chase Budinger posted four points, four rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.
Bud soaked up extra minutes with Rodney Stuckey out of commission, but isn't worth owners' attention in standard leagues -- he already has four DNP-CDs in January. Jan 14 - 12:31 AM

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Chase Budinger played 22 minutes with no points, five boards and one block against the Heat on Monday.

He is probably going to benefit if C.J. Miles (shoulder) needs to miss time. That said, Budinger just hasn't played well enough to be added in most leagues.
Jan 5 - 1:43 AM

Chase Budinger played 18 minutes and had 12 points, seven rebounds and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.

Bud had just two points in his previous game, 10 before that and didn't even score in the game prior to that one. If you're in a very deep league with virtually nothing available on waivers, just keep an eye on him in case he starts logging 25 minutes a game.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Chase Budinger scored 10 points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

He basically slid into Monta Ellis' (shoulder) playing time in the second half and bumped C.J. Miles to shooting guard. Budinger can fill it up from deep when he's hot, so he might be worth a speculative add for short-term value in deep leagues.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 01:32:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 06:25:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 09:31:00 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.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 05:31:00 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.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 10:03:00 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.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 11:31:00 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.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 07:33:00 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.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 10:09:00 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.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 06:42:00 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.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:53:00 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.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 07:14:00 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.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Joseph Young
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2C.J. Miles
3Chase Budinger
4Solomon Hill
5Glenn Robinson III
PF1Myles Turner
2Jordan Hill
3Lavoy Allen
C1Ian Mahinmi