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Budinger scored 11 points with two rebounds and made both three-point attempts in 25 minutes in Saturday's loss to Sacramento.

Budinger is getting more time off the bench with several T-Wolves injuries (24 or more minutes the past two games), but his minutes may decline again when Thaddeus Young returns Wednesday after an absence due to the death of his mother.

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Budinger played just one minute in Friday's loss to Orlando. He's played a total of just 21 minutes in three appearances in five games this season.

Budinger is stuck on the bench and it's not clear if he'll get more opportunities even with Ricky Rubio's ankle injury.

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Budinger scored 12 points and made both three-point shots he attempted in 21 minutes in Tuesday's preseason win over the Pacers. "It's like I've been saying all preseason during camp � I feel great. I feel normal," Budinger told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "It's a big joy, just a big joy, getting my legs back."

Knee and ankle ailments limited him to just 41 games last season, but so far this preseason it looks like he's healthy. However, it's not clear how large a role he'll have off the bench. It's also been reported Minnesota is trying to trade Budinger, but the team has denied those reports. If he shows he's healthy at the start of the regular season he could quickly find a larger role or be traded to a team needing a three-point shooter.

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Minnesota is trying to trade Budinger with the Pistons and Rockets showing interest, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Minnesota has too many forwards and Budinger may have a small role off the bench, so it makes sense the Timberwolves would try to trade him. However, he'll need to show he's healthy this preseason after knee and ankle ailments limited him to just 41 games last season.

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Budinger says he feels healthy heading into training camp, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "Never thought I'd be eager for camp," Budinger said.

Knee issues prevented Budinger from participating in the last two training camps, but follwing another injury-riddled season, he's fully healthy as camp gets underway. The Arizona product played in only half of the team's games last season after playing in just 23 two seasons ago. If he can stay healthy, he'll compete for a significant role on the wing, as he's proven capable of scoring efficiently in the past (9.6 points, 40.2% 3Pt in 2011-12).

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Chase Budinger (knee, ankle) has been fully cleared for Monday's training camp with the Wolves.

It's a three-day session for Budinger, who missed the last six games of the season due to injury. Budinger had a knee issue earlier in the season and it kept his minutes down to a career-low 18.3 per game. If the Wolves do unload Kevin Love, Buds could be looking at some more shots from the perimeter.

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Chase Budinger (ankle) is out for Friday's game against the Rockets.

Budinger is once again missing an opportunity to put something positive on tape with Kevin Martin (foot) sidelined. Look for Robbie Hummel to start.

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Chase Budinger (ankle) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He suffered an ankle sprain over the weekend and it's too bad because the Wolves are down to the bottom of the barrel for wings. With all of there guys out, Robbie Hummel should start and see all the minutes he can handle. Quite frankly, he's not that great, so he's only a low-end play.

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Chase Budinger's sprained ankle will sideline him on Tuesday and coach Rick Adelman doesn't expect him to play again this season.

Budinger was starting with Kevin Martin (heel) out of commission, but he hurt himself just one minute into Saturday's game. Robbie Hummel may assume the starting role as a consequence, and he's worth a look if you need a cheap source of points and 3-pointers.

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Chase Budinger admitted that he's been frustrated during a "very challenging, very grueling" recovery from multiple knee surgeries.

His struggles are evident in his 38.5 percent shooting this season, which has allowed Corey Brewer to keep his spot as the Wolves' starting SF. "Next year is where you'll see where he's really at," said coach Rick Adelman. "He just needs a whole summer to rehab without any other setbacks." Given Budinger's injuries and limitations this season, fantasy owners should approach him warily during fantasy drafts next year.