Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 9:20 am  |  5 responses

Grizzlies and T-Wolves Reportedly Discussing Deal Involving Chase Budinger

Memphis and Minnesota are said to be negotiating a deal involving Chase Budinger and JJ Barea. Per Yahoo!:

Memphis wants to include forward Tayshaun Prince into the package and the deal could be expanded to include guard Tony Allen, league sources said. Components of a proposed deal are still fluid.

Minnesota general manager Flip Saunders is believed to want to add defensive toughness to his roster, and that would make Allen a natural to fill the Wolves’ void.

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  • LLC#12

    The Wolves should be looking for a competent defensive bigman they can bring off the bench, as neither Love or Pek are great 1 on 1 defenders.Where’s Kwame at.

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    SMH….why Memphis? I can see getting rid of Prince, but if they loose Tony Allen they’e done…Now I know alot of people may not be big on defensive minded 2 guard’s, but TA is the teams emotinal leader…He’s Grit & Grind! They need to keep that core in tact(Conley, Allen, Z-Bo, Gasol) and ride it out! With the additions of James Johnson, and Courtney Lee I think Memphis can make a serious run (if the stay healthy). With the 2 guard combo of Allen/Lee you have an elite defender, a good defender, two utility guys, Lee can actually shooot with the best off them (45%fg 40%3pg 90%ft) they have a two headed monster at 2 guard. IMO They need Prince to step up, or trade him for a wing that will produce, I’m not ready to see James Johnson start, you need a swiis army knife off the bench with that team…Calathes is coming along they just need shooting from the starting sf, and for Ed Davis to wake up.

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    Correction in 19 games with Memphis Lee is shooting 50%fg 35%3fg 92%ft….And honestly if they have that why not Keep Allen’s defense? Also they might want to keep Prince, cause I don’t see who they can get that actually fits without them loosing a peice of there core group.

  • Mike From Spain

    Ronny Thuriaff.

  • Mike From Spain

    The Timberwolves have a similar player to Allen in Luc Mbah a Moute, and they already don’t play him because he’s not a three point shooter.

    They need players who can deliver what Chase Budinger promised (three and at least a little of D), Budinger is coming off two injuries, if they do this deal the Wolves will be worse off.