Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/17/14
MINNEAPOLIS Chase Budinger is a living, breathing and now shooting representation of what the Minnesota Timberwolves are missing. To watch him rehab can be encouraging, depending on your perspective, or utter torture. The swingman tore his meniscus Nov. 10 in Chicago, so early in the season that when he hobbled off the court, supported by head athletic trainer Gregg Farnam and point guard Will Conroy, one could almost hope that nothing was wrong, that it was, just as the team first suggested, simply a twisted knee. It was a simpler time, before Andrei Kirilenko suggested lighting candles for his team and the word cursed became an acceptable description. Since then, we've learned that these Timberwolves don't tend to twist or bruise. They tend to strain and sprain and miss weeks or even months. Now, Budinger is two to three weeks away from making his comeback, he says. That's not precise, not by any means, but it's a reasonable hope. He's finished with in-person appointments and h...
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