Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

Chase Budinger scored five points with two boards, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

He hit only one 3-pointer and shot 2-of-8 tonight. Budinger's minutes have been at least 27 in each of his last four games, but Kevin Martin's evaluation on Friday will serve as an expiration date for owners in most leagues. If there's a hot free agent from the deadline, he's certainly on the chopping block.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

The Grizzlies are discussing a deal with the Timberwolves centered around Chase Budinger and J.J. Barea.

The Grizzlies would like to include Tayshaun Prince and may also include Tony Allen. The Grizzlies have been wanting to add some perimeter shooting and Prince isn't really needed much more for defense with the emergence of James Johnson. None of these players would see much more playing time than they're currently receiving, so there's little reason to pick them up.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

Chase Budinger started again for injured Kevin Martin (thumb) and had 12 points, two steals and three 3-pointers on 4-of-13 shooting.

The shooting wasn't great, but he played 27 minutes and is averaging 15 points, four rebounds, one steal and more than two 3-pointers in his last three games. As long as Martin is out, Budinger is worth a look in all formats.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

Chase Budinger said that his conditioning and health have improved, and he's averaging 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in the past two games.

"I feel like my legs are starting to come back, wind is getting a little better and I'm just happy that I'm seeing improvements each week," said Budinger, who missed the start of the season following knee surgery. He was thrust into a bigger role when Kevin Martin broke his thumb this week, and Budinger's scoring and 3-point shooting should be on fantasy owners' radars with K-Mart likely to miss games after the All-Star break.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

Chase Budinger scored 15 points in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Monday with seven boards and one 3-pointer.

He shot 5-of-14 from the field and surprising attempted 11 shots from inside the arc. Budinger getting so many minutes and shots with Kevin Love back speaks louder than his 19-point game on Monday, so he's worth a look for owners seeking 3-pointers.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

Chase Budinger played 29 minutes in a start in place of Kevin Martin (thumb) on Saturday, scoring a season-high 19 points with five boards, one assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

The Wolves really needed a guy to space the floor tonight with Kevin Love (quad) out and Budinger was the solution. He scored 22 points combined over his previous six games, so tonight's output is certainly a big surprise. Budinger has been hot before and could be worth a look, but there's almost no way he'll have many more nights like this one. We'd feel a lot better about picking him up with Love in the lineup.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

Chase Budinger is starting in place of Kevin Martin on Saturday night vs. the Blazers.

Chances are this will stick for the Wolves with Martin (thumb) out indefinitely. Budinger's knee injury has kept his minutes in check and he's only played 14.8 per game over his last five. He is also really struggling on the season, shooting just 33.3 percent from the field. Unless you really need 3-pointers, there isn't much incentive to picking him up until he proves otherwise. J.J. Barea could also be used more when the team needs offense. Alexey Shved should see more minutes, but his terrible percentages have never really helped fantasy owners much.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

Chase Budinger admitted that he's struggling with a lack of confidence since returning from knee surgery.

Budinger's knee feels fine but his legs aren't quite strong enough yet, so his shots are falling short and he's made only 31.9 percent of his field goals. He'll turn the corner eventually but it's not worth waiting around for in fantasy leagues.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

Chase Budinger scored a season-high 12 points vs. the Bulls on Monday with four boards, one assist and two 3-pointers on 5-of-7 shooting.

He has been in a funk since his debut, making just 28.6 percent from the field in his 16.2 minutes prior to tonight. The Wolves might go with a smaller lineup and it could open up a handful of minutes for Budinger, but there's little reason to add him in most leagues.

Chase Budinger
SF FA
5 years ago

The Spurs held Chase Budinger to five points on 2-of-8 shooting on Sunday, but he was able to play a season-high 21 minutes in his third game back from knee surgery.

Corey Brewer had two points and one rebound in 23 minutes and his starting job may only last as long as Budinger's minute-limit. Luc Mbah a Moute is at the bitter end of the rotation but he could eventually surface with a decent role and it's hard to rely on any of Minnesota's SFs.