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Budinger (ankle) participate in this week's minicamp without a brace, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "It's the best I've felt since before my injuries," said Budinger, who played just 41 games last season due to knee and ankle injuries.
Budinger (ankle) plans to practice with Minnesota's summer league team Tuesday, the Star Tribune reports.
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Chase Budinger was supposed to be the straw that stirs the drink.
Budinger (ankle) began the season injured on the bench, and finished it injured on the bench, only being able to compete in 41 games.
Budinger sprained his ankle in the first minute of Saturday's loss to the Magic and did not return. He had two points (0-1 FG, 2-2 FT) before leaving.
Budinger scored a season-high 24 points (7-9 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT) with four rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 38 minutes in the double-overtime win over the Heat on Friday.
Budinger scored 12 points with seven rebounds in 22 minutes in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Budinger scored seven points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt) in addition to four rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks.
Budinger scored six points with two rebounds in 14 minutes in Saturday's win over Sacramento. He came off the bench with the return of Kevin Martin from a thumb injury.
Budinger started at shooting guard and scored ten points in 30 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Suns. He was just 1-of-4 form three-point range.
The Timberwolves and Grizzlies are discussing a deal centered on Budinger and J.J. Barea, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Budinger, quite predictably, will get the start at the two for the T-Wolves on Monday against Houston, the Rockets' official site reports.
Budinger started for Kevin Martin (thumb) and provided 19 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT) in 29 minutes in the loss to Portland on Saturday.