Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

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.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

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.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

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.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

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.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

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.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

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.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

Budinger (illness) will not play Saturday against the Jazz.

The fifth-year forward has contributed little in his last two games, scoring two points with two rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes, so his absence shouldn't affect Minnesota all that much. That said, Anthony Bennett may be asked to play some minutes at the three in Budinger's place.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

Budinger scored a season-high 19 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT) with four rebounds in 28 minutes in the loss to the Celtics on Friday.

Budinger took Corey Brewer's spot in the rotation and played more than nine minutes for the first time in seven games. This was only the third time he had scored in double digits this season. If he continues to get major minutes, he could be a fantasy add for points and 3-pointers.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

Budinger did not play in Tuesday's loss to Washington due to a coach's decision.

Budinger has played over ten minutes in a game just once in the last eight games. Even with several injuries, Budinger is stuck on the bench and likely to be traded at some point.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
4 years ago

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.