Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
ESPN is in the midst of their second-annual #NBARank and for the next few weeks while they unveil all 500 players ranked, we'll be taking a look at where our Minnesota Timberwolves players land.
Up next is the Timberwolves' newest addition, former Houston Rockets swingman Chase Budinger.
Budinger is penciled in as the second string small forward, though (depending on how Alexey Shved plays) could see some minutes backing up Brandon Roy, at shooting guard...of course, if the Roy project doesn't work, Bud could be the starting shooting guard. Bud struggled last season under Kevin McHale and eventually lost his starting job to rookie Chandler Parsons. It wasn't anything Chase did, it was just McHale's system that he didn't mesh well with. So...whose system can he work well in? Well...he played under Rick Adelman in Houston for a number of years.
Depending on playing time (he should average at least twenty minutes a night) he'll likely contribute 8-10 points, a couple rebounds and a high shooting percentage. We can also expect corny "White Men Can't Jump" references, like the one we saw All-Star weekend in the Slam Dunk Contest.
Budinger is better than every other wing the Timberwolves had last year. What do you think? Would you rather have Chase, or: Wesley Johnson, Michael Beasley, Martell Webster, Wayne Ellington? Yeah...I'll take AIR BUD.
That's all for now, still four TWolves to go, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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