Report: Timberwolves Shopping Chase Budinger

by October 17, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves are said to be dangling forward Chase Budinger in trade talks.

Among the teams reportedly interested in Budinger’s services, are the Detroit Pistons (who recently lost guard Jodie Meeks for two months, due to a back injury) and the Houston Rockets.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

Houston is reluctant to take on the $5 million player option Budinger’s deal has in 2015-16, as are the Pistons, sources said. Nevertheless, the Pistons are taking a long look at Budinger and considering the possibility of making a deal. No trade is considered imminent for Budinger.


The Wolves have a glut of forwards, and Budinger could struggle to find minutes this season. Budinger also is guaranteed $5 million for the 2014-15 season.


Budinger, 26, averaged 6.7 points for the Wolves a season ago. Budinger played three seasons in Houston after getting drafted in the second round in 2009.