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Budinger did not pay in Wednesday's win over Washington due to a coach's decision.

Budinger doesn't figure in Minnesota's future plans, so he's likely to play a very limited role the rest of the season.

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Budinger did not score and played just five minutes in Monday's loss to Dallas.

With Kevin Martin and Ricky Rubio recently returning from injuries, Budinger will likely have a very limited role off the bench.

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Budinger scored two points with two rebounds in 14 minutes in Monday's loss to Oklahoma City. Budinger and Glenn Robinson III are likely to see an increase in playing time with Robbie Hummel out with a broken hand, head coach Flip Saunders told the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Don't get too excited as Budinger took just two shots in Monday's game. His increase in playing time isn't likely to last with Kevin Martin perhaps returning from a wrist injury this week.

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Budinger ceded his starting spot to Robbie Hummel on Saturday, playing 14 minutes off the pine, scoring six points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT).

Even when starting, Budinger wasn't doing enough to stoke the interest of fantasy owners and his recent demotion won't do anything to rekindle any optimism that may have existed. If you added him outside of the deepest leagues, it's time to drop him, especially with the upcoming return of Kevin Martin and Shabazz Muhammad.

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Budinger made the start Saturday in place of Shabazz Muhammad (groin), scoring two points (1-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with five rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes.

With Muhammad not set to miss extended time, Budinger's run as a starter won't last too long and he will be relegated to a bench role sooner rather than later. In his previous two games, Budinger had averaged 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, so the two point outing was a disappointment, but Budinger doesn't move the dial in any league outside of the deepest formats.

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Budinger will start against the Spurs on Saturday.

Budinger will be making his first start of the season as he'll take over for Shabazz Muhammad (abdomen). As a result of this change, Budinger will likely be in store for significant time on the court.

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Budinger scored just nine points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt) despite playing 28 minutes Friday in a loss to the Bucks.

In his previous 10 games Budinger averaged 20.9 minutes and he played more minutes Friday than Shabazz Muhammad, who had been one of the best scorers on the Timberwolves. However, Budinger hasn't scored more than 13 points since Dec. 21 and is averaging just 2.5 rebounds per game this year, so he's not worth using.

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Budinger (illness) will be available off the bench Wednesday against the Suns, Paul Coro of AZCentral Sports reports.

Budinger had recently missed time due to illness, but should be available Wednesday in a limited capacity. Averaging 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds on the year, the 26-year-old isn't much of a fantasy factor.

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Budinger (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

Budinger has missed the past two games with an illness, but appears to be on the fence for Wednesday's game. An update on his status should come before the 9:30 ET tipoff.

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Budinger (illness) will not play Monday against Denver, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Budinger missed Saturday's game with the ailment and it's not clear when he'll return.