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Budinger has exercised his $5 million player option for the 2015-2016 season to remain with the Timberwolves, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Budinger finished the 2014-15 season with averages of 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 19.2 minutes per game (67 games).
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... pre-Saunders holdover Chase Budinger’s per-season attempts have gone down in Saunders’ first year back in Minnesota.
Budinger posted 23 points and four rebounds in 29 minutes of action Friday against the Rockets.
Budinger posted 22 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 40 minutes of action Wednesday against the Lakers.
Budinger scored 15 points (4-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with five assists, three rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes off the bench Monday.
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.
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).
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.
Budinger scored just nine points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt) despite playing 28 minutes Friday in a loss to the Bucks.
Budinger (illness) will be available off the bench Wednesday against the Suns, Paul Coro of AZCentral Sports reports.