Ascending Budinger helps Wolves overcome the Heat

Maybe Minnesota's California boy just needed some sun. As winter begrudgingly gives way to spring in Minneapolis -- despite what Thursday night's snowfall might seem to indicate -- sharpshooting wing Chase Budinger seems to finally be breaking out of his season-long cold spell. And in perhaps the Timberwolves' most entertaining, albeit meaningless, victory all season...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Friday: Budinger back, working on getting legs, body in shape

MINNEAPOLIS -- Six points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 11 minutes. It's a stat line that's as modest as modest can be. But Chase Budinger says he's thankful for that which he didn't have Wednesday in his first game back from injury. Tentativeness. "The best part about last game was that I wasn't thinking about my knee," the Timberwolves small forward...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Budinger suits back up for Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- For the first time since April, Chase Budinger will suit up for a basketball game. Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said his injured small forward will be back in the lineup Wednesday night for Minnesota's late home matchup with the Phoenix Suns. During pre-camp workouts, Budinger re-damaged the left-knee meniscus he tore last season and had a second surgery performed...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves Thursday: Chase Budinger pleased with progress after first full practice

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chase Budinger learned not to rush rehabilitation the first time around. But that doesn't prevent him from salivating at the possibility of making his Timberwolves return, especially after days like Thursday. "I definitely get the urge of wanting to get back and to start playing," said Budinger, who practiced at full capacity for the first time this...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Timberwolves’ Chase Budinger Cleared for Practice

Six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger has been cleared to resume practicing, and will rejoin his team on Friday. Although it is still unclear how soon Budinger will return to the lineup, Minnesota doctors seem enthusiastic about the progress he’s made and expect him to make a full recovery. Budinger has been...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Chase Budinger injures knee, to visit Dr. James Andrews

MINNEAPOLIS -- Official preseason practices have yet to commence, and Chase Budinger's left knee is already causing him problems again. The Timberwolves announced Friday the small forward sustained a cartilage injury to his left knee while preparing for training camp, which begins Tuesday at Minnesota State in Mankato. Last season, Budinger had surgery for a torn meniscus in...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Chase Budinger officially signs three-year deal with Wolves

MINNNEAPOLIS -- It's merely a formality, but Chase Budinger surely can rest a bit easier tonight. After celebrating his agreement to stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves back on July 2, the unrestricted free-agent small forward made it official Friday. The team announced it's signed him to an undisclosed salary, though media reports say he'll make 16 million over three...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Timberwolves activate Budinger from IR

And then there were 12, for the first time since Dec. 7.Timberwolves swingman Chase Budinger was activated for Minnesota's Thursday game in Sacramento, pushing the roster back to 12 active players, normal for some teams but a luxury for this one. Budinger has not played since tearing the meniscus in his right knee on Nov. 10 in Chicago, but he was cleared for full-contact practices...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Wolves trade No. 18 pick for Budinger

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade the No. 18 overall pick in Thursday's draft to the Houston Rockets for Chase Budinger and the rights to Lior Eliyahu, according to a league source. Budinger, a small forward, has spent his entire career with the Rockets after being traded to Houston on draft night in 2009 from Detroit. He was the 44th overall pick...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Budinger dunks over P. Diddy

Although, Houston Rockets forward Chase Budinger didn't win the 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, he put together some memorable slams. The first using rap legend P Diddy as he took the pass from him and elevated over him for the "White Men Can Jump": The last taking a page from Cedric Ceballos in the 1992 competition as he did a reverse dunk while wearing a blindfold on...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

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