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Chase Budinger

26-Year-Old    SF,SG    Minnesota Timberwolves

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

6.7

REB

2.5

AST

0.8

STL

0.5

BLK

0.0

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Chase Budinger's two-year stint with the Timberwolves has been plagued by a litany of injuries. In 2013-14, he was limited to 41 games by knee and ankle ailments (after only playing 23 in 2012-13). When he was on the court, the sixth-year forward averaged 6.7 points, 1.0 thr...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 218 lbs   DOB: 5/22/1988  College: Arizona   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #44 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a three-year, $16 million deal with the Timberwolves in July of 2013.

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Budinger (ankle) participated in this week's minicamp without a brace, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "It's the best I've felt since before my injuries," said Budinger, who played just 41 games last season due to knee and ankle injuries.

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Chase Budinger NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 74 20.2 8.9 3.0 1.2 0.5 0.1 1.2 44.1 77.0 0.6 0.5 2.5 3.4 36.9 3.4 7.6 0.9 1.2
2010-11 22 HOU 78 22.3 9.8 3.6 1.6 0.5 0.2 1.1 42.5 85.5 0.9 0.7 2.9 3.5 32.5 3.6 8.4 1.5 1.8
2011-12 23 HOU 58 22.4 9.6 3.7 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.5 44.2 77.1 0.9 0.7 3.1 3.8 40.2 3.6 8.1 0.9 1.2
2012-13 24 MIN 23 22.1 9.4 3.1 1.1 0.6 0.3 1.1 41.4 76.2 1.0 0.7 2.4 3.5 32.1 3.4 8.3 1.4 1.8
2013-14 25 MIN 41 18.3 6.7 2.5 0.8 0.5 0.0 1.0 39.4 82.1 0.6 0.5 2.0 2.9 35.0 2.4 6.2 0.8 1.0
Preseason Projections 26 MIN 41 8.3 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Chase Budinger

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Chase Budinger – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #5 Shooting Guard

1.  Andrew Wiggins

2.  Corey Brewer

3.  Chase Budinger

4.  Anthony Bennett

5.  Glenn Robinson

6.  Robbie Hummel

7.  Shabazz Muhammad

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True Shooting Percentage

50.5%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Chase Budinger had a true shooting percentage of 50.5%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Chase Budinger NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 74 36.0 15.8 5.3 2.1 0.8 0.3 2.2 44.1 77.0 1.2 0.9 4.4 6.0 36.9 6.0 13.6 1.6 2.1
2010-11 22 HOU 78 36.0 15.8 5.8 2.6 0.8 0.4 1.8 42.5 85.5 1.4 1.1 4.7 5.7 32.5 5.8 13.6 2.4 2.9
2011-12 23 HOU 58 36.0 15.5 6.0 2.1 0.8 0.2 2.4 44.2 77.1 1.5 1.1 5.0 6.1 40.2 5.8 13.1 1.5 1.9
2012-13 24 MIN 23 36.0 15.3 5.0 1.8 1.0 0.5 1.8 41.4 76.2 1.6 1.1 4.0 5.7 32.1 5.6 13.5 2.3 3.0
2013-14 25 MIN 41 36.0 13.1 4.9 1.5 0.9 0.1 2.0 39.4 82.1 1.2 0.9 4.0 5.8 35.0 4.8 12.2 1.5 1.9
Preseason Projections 26 MIN 41 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Chase Budinger

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Chase Budinger NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 74 1493 657 220 88 34 11 92 44.1 77.0 48 38 182 249 36.9 249 565 67 87
2010-11 22 HOU 78 1738 765 281 127 41 18 89 42.5 85.5 67 52 229 274 32.5 279 656 118 138
2011-12 23 HOU 58 1298 558 217 74 29 7 88 44.2 77.1 55 38 179 219 40.2 208 471 54 70
2012-13 24 MIN 23 508 216 71 25 14 7 26 41.4 76.2 23 15 56 81 32.1 79 191 32 42
2013-14 25 MIN 41 751 274 103 31 19 2 42 39.4 82.1 24 19 84 120 35.0 100 254 32 39
Preseason Projections 26 MIN 41 340 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Chase Budinger

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Chase Budinger NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 21 74 20.2 54.5 52.2 11.9 6.5 1.8 8.5
2010-11 22 HOU 78 22.3 53.4 49.3 13.9 7.4 1.9 9.8
2011-12 23 HOU 58 22.4 55.6 53.5 11.7 8.7 1.3 9.5
2012-13 24 MIN 23 22.1 51.6 48.2 9.7 8.9 1.1 8.2
2013-14 25 MIN 41 18.3 50.5 47.6 9.5 7.4 1.3 6.0
Preseason Projections 26 MIN 41 8.3 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Chase Budinger

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Chase Budinger 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 UTA                                
Apr 14 at GSW                                
Apr 13 at SAC                                
Apr 11 HOU                                
Apr 9 CHI                                
Apr 8 SAS                                
Apr 5 at ORL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 4 at MIA 38 24 4 4 2 0 2 7 9 5 7 5 7 2 2 4
Apr 2 MEM 15 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 0
Mar 31 LAC 27 12 5 1 2 1 1 5 8 1 1 1 3 0 5 2
Mar 30 at BKN 17 6 2 1 0 0 2 2 6 2 2 0 2 0 2 2
Mar 28 LAL 24 11 5 3 2 0 0 3 7 4 4 1 3 2 3 1
Mar 26 ATL 22 12 7 0 2 0 0 5 8 0 0 2 5 0 7 2
Mar 24 at MEM 25 9 5 2 0 1 1 3 9 2 2 1 3 0 5 0
Mar 23 PHO                                
Mar 20 at HOU 27 11 2 2 1 0 0 5 14 0 0 1 5 1 1 3
Mar 19 at DAL 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mar 16 SAC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mar 14 at CHA 16 5 1 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 2
Mar 11 MIL 10 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Mar 9 TOR 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 1
Mar 7 DET 16 7 3 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 3 1 2 3
Mar 5 NYK 23 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 1 5 1 3 0
Mar 3 at DEN 13 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 1
Mar 1 at SAC 14 6 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 3 1 1 2
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Feb 25 at PHO 30 10 2 0 0 0 1 4 9 1 2 1 4 0 2 2
Feb 23 at POR 24 8 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 3 1 1 2
Feb 22 at UTA 23 13 4 2 1 0 2 4 6 2 2 3 4 1 3 3
Feb 19 IND 28 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 8 0 0 1 5 0 2 3
Feb 12 DEN 27 12 1 1 2 0 0 4 13 1 2 3 7 0 1 2
Feb 10 HOU 28 15 7 0 0 0 1 5 14 4 4 1 3 4 3 2
Feb 8 POR 29 19 5 1 1 0 3 6 12 4 5 3 6 1 4 0
Feb 7 at NOP 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Feb 5 at OKC 21 7 3 0 1 0 2 2 6 2 2 1 4 1 2 3
Feb 4 LAL 7 5 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 2
Feb 1 at ATL 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jan 31 MEM 18 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 2 2
Jan 29 NOP 15 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 2 0 2 2
Jan 27 at CHI 20 12 4 1 0 0 0 5 7 0 0 2 2 0 4 0
Jan 25 at POR 24 6 4 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 2 1 3 0 4 1
Jan 24 at GSW 15 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 4 0 2 1
Jan 21 at UTA 13 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Jan 18 UTA 16 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 0
Jan 17 at TOR 17 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Jan 15 SAC 13 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
Jan 12 at SAS 21 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 2 1 3 2
Jan 10 CHA 16 8 2 1 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 3 0 2 3
Jan 8 PHO 11 6 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 0 1 1
Jan 6 at PHI                                
Jan 4 OKC                                
Jan 1 NOP                                
Dec 30 DAL                                
Dec 28 at MIL                                
Dec 27 WAS                                
Dec 22 at LAC                                
Dec 20 at LAL                                
Dec 18 POR                                
Dec 16 at BOS                                
Dec 15 at MEM                                
Dec 13 at SAS                                
Dec 11 PHI                                
Dec 10 at DET                                
Dec 7 MIA                                
Dec 4 SAS                                
Dec 1 at OKC                                
Nov 30 at DAL                                
Nov 27 DEN                                
Nov 25 at IND                                
Nov 23 at HOU                                
Nov 22 BKN                                
Nov 20 LAC                                
Nov 19 at WAS                                
Nov 16 BOS                                
Nov 15 at DEN                                
Nov 13 CLE                                
Nov 11 at LAC                                
Nov 10 at LAL                                
Nov 8 DAL                                
Nov 6 GSW                                
Nov 4 at CLE                                
Nov 3 at NYK                                
Nov 1 OKC                                
Oct 30 ORL                                

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Chase Budinger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Budinger (ankle) plans to practice with Minnesota's summer league team Tuesday, the Star Tribune reports.

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Budinger (ankle) began the season injured on the bench, and finished it injured on the bench, only being able to compete in 41 games.

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Budinger (ankle) will miss the rest of the season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Budinger sprained his ankle in the first minute of Saturday's loss to the Magic and did not return. He had two points (0-1 FG, 2-2 FT) before leaving.

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Budinger injured his lower leg in Saturday's game against the Magic and went to the locker room in the first quarter.

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Budinger scored a season-high 24 points (7-9 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT) with four rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 38 minutes in the double-overtime win over the Heat on Friday.

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Budinger scored 12 points with seven rebounds in 22 minutes in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.

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Budinger scored nine points with five rebounds in 25 minutes in Monday's loss to Memphis.

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Budinger did not play in Sunday's loss to Phoenix due to a coach's decision.

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Budinger scored seven points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt) in addition to four rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks.

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Budinger scored six points with two rebounds in 14 minutes in Saturday's win over Sacramento. He came off the bench with the return of Kevin Martin from a thumb injury.

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Budinger started at shooting guard and scored 10 points in 30 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Suns. He was just 1-of-4 form three-point range.

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2013-14

Last season Budinger was supposed to add a needed outside shot and veteran savvy from a player experienced with head coach Rick Adelman's system, but he missed 59 games with a torn lateral meniscus. He had a setback before training camp when swelling developed in the same knee and he needed a second surgery. While it was a major operation, only a quarter of his meniscus was removed, which could result in a reduced recovery time compared to last year. If healthy, he's a talented and efficient scorer. He struggled with his three-point shot with the T-Wolves last season at just 32.1 percent, but it was a small sample size (81 attempts) and he hit 44 percent from the floor, 40 percent from three and 77 percent from the line the previous season in Houston. Still, it's possible he misses most or all of the season with his knee injury.

2012-13

After three seasons in Houston, Budinger was shipped to Minnesota, where he will have a chance to earn significant minutes at small forward. He’ll start the season behind Andre Kirilenko on the depth chart, with Derrick Williams and Dante Cunningham also in play, but the Timberwolves saw enough in Budinger to send the 18th overall pick in the draft to Houston in order to get him. Budinger does very little defensively, but he’s a talented and efficient scorer. In just 22.4 minutes per game last season, he averaged 9.6 points and 1.5 three-pointers per game while shooting 44 percent from the floor, 40 percent from three and 77 percent from the line. His per 36-minute numbers come out to 15.5 points and 2.4 three-pointers per game. He will likely give way to Kirilenko as the starter for defensive reasons, but Budinger could easily assume the role of high-volume shooter off the bench. His shooting numbers make him an enticing option late in drafts in deep leagues.

2011-12

Budinger played his way into the Rockets’ starting small forward gig last year, combining underrated athleticism and scoring ability with a sound three-point shot. Things might change with a new head coach, Kevin McHale, in town – there’s a chance that McHale could take a long look at Courtney Lee or Terrence Williams as the team’s primary small forward – but both of those guys are behind Budinger at the moment. Through 22 games as the Rockets’ starting three, Budinger averaged 13.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 0.6 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.1 turnovers in 32 minutes per game. Expect some growth this year if he maintains his starting job.

2010-11

Budinger can score, particularly from long range - he made 93 three-pointers last year despite averaging just 20 mpg. The key for him is Shane Battier's and Kevin Martin's health, and also whether coach Rick Adelman wants to emphasize offense or defense from extended stretches. As it stands, there just aren't too many mintues for Budinger, but should Battier or Martin go down, Budinger could find himself with a bigger role. The acquisition of Courtney Lee complicates the situation, but Budinger can play himself into some minutes as he's potentially one of the league's top long-range gunners.

2009-10

A big guard with a nice outside shot, Budinger had an outstanding Vegas Summer League, shooting 68 percent from the floor and averaging 17.8 points per game. His all around game is still on the raw side, but he could have a significant role if McGrady's not ready, and Barry is dealt.