Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired swingman Chase Budinger from the Houston Rockets just prior to the 2012 NBA Draft (for the 18th pick--with which they selected Terrence Jones).
Chase was quite impressive in the preseason, knocking down open threes and scoring 14 points apiece in their first two preseason games and 21 & 20 points in the Wolves' final two preseason games. He finished the preseason averaging 13.3 points a game.
Chase is the backup small forward for the Wolves, coming in and providing a scoring punch and an athletic body that'll hustle on each ends.
Budinger is one of the Wolves' best reserves and likely the Sixth Man, for Minnesota.
Chase turned 24 early in the summer and 2012-13 is his contract year. At season's end, Chase will be an unrestricted free agent and (as of right now), it seems Chase wouldn't mind sticking around past 2013, "I can definitely see myself here (long-term). It's a great city. You can already see how good the fans are here...I'm excited for the season."
Chase currently makes $885,120 in 2012-13 and he'll be in for a big payday this summer. The Wolves will (hopefully) have the cap space to keep the sharpshooter around. I wouldn't doubt that Rick Adelman will want to keep him around.
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