• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Pacers forward Chase Budinger ruled out Thursday

    Pacers forward Chase Budinger (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's preseason game against Orlando, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports.Budinger will miss a third straight preseason matchup due to the hamstring ailment, and he's currently without a return timetable.While the injury isn't considered overly serious, the fact that he's already been ruled out for Thursday's game, rather than being listed as questionable or doubtful, may be an indication that he's currently not close to 100 percent.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Pacers forward Chase Budinger sitting out with hamstring soreness

    Pacers forward Chase Budinger has missed the Pacers' first two preseason games with a sore right hamstring.The injury has prevented Budinger from making much of a run at the starting small forward job, for which C.J. Miles appears the clear frontrunner. Injury issues have not been foreign to Budinger throughout his career, as the 67 games he played last season were his most since 2010-11.He'll be a key member of the Pacers' rotation once the hamstring issues subside, but it's a fairly safe bet to expect some malady to keep him sidelined for a stretch of action at some point during the regular season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Timberwolves acquire Damjan Rudez from Pacers for Chase Budinger

    The Timberwolves acquired forward Damjan Rudez from the Pacers in exchange for forward Chase Budinger, the team announced Sunday. Rudez averaged 4.8 points for the Pacers last season, while Budinger averaged 6.8 points for the Wolves.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Pacers, Timberwolves set to swap forwards

    The Pacers are on the verge of sending Damjan Rudez to the Timberwoves for fellow forward Chase Budinger, according to Yahoo Sports. Budinger received increasing playing time down the stretch for Minnesota. He averaged 6.8 points in 19 minutes per game. Rudez contributed as a rookie last season for Indiana. He averaged 4.8 points in 15 minutes per game.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Timberwolves seeking to deal SF Chase Budinger

    Disappointing Anthony Bennett is not the only Timberwolves player on the trade market, according to KSTP-AM, which is reporting that small forward Chase Budinger is also on the table. Budinger, who has exercised his $5 million player option, did not produce the numbers that warrant that salary. He averaged 6.8 points in 19 minutes per game while shooting just 43 percent from the floor. He earned just over one foul shot per game.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Report: Timberwolves' Budinger exercises player option

    Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger has exercised his $5 million player option for the 2015-16 season, Yahoo! Sports reports. Budinger reportedly filed the proper paperwork Wednesday to exercise the option, bypassing a chance to explore free agency this offseason. He averaged 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 19.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Timberwolves' Hamilton upgraded, Budinger downgraded

    The injury-riddled Timberwolves said that center Justin Hamilton (hamstring) is probable for Wednesday's season finale, while forward Chase Budinger (ankle) is doubtful for the contest against the Thunder, per the team's website. Hamilton is averaging 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds this season, which has been split between the Wolves, Pelicans and Heat.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Wolves' Chase Budinger (ankle) exits Monday's game, status unknown

    Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger left Monday's game against the Pelicans with a sprained left ankle, the team has announced. Budinger finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. His status for Wednesday against Oklahoma City is unknown.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Report: Timberwolves seeking a second-round pick for Gary Neal

    The Timberwolves are asking for a second-round pick in exchange for shooting guard Gary Neal, NBA.com reports. The Hawks are among the teams interested in Neal, though it's possible that those teams will wait until afther the trade deadline to see if the Timberwolves stick to their plan to not buy out the guard's contract. The team has been trying to attach small forward Chase Budinger to any deal involving Neal, ESPN.com reports. Neal has averaged 9.6 points on a career-low 35.9 percent shooting in 43 games.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Budinger, Robinson to see more PT in wake of Hummel's injury

    Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders indicated Chase Budinger and Glenn Robinson III will have to play more now that Robbie Hummel will be sidelined 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, per The Star Tribune. "We only have like 11 healthy guys," Saunders said. "Other guys will get opportunities."