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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.
Budinger (illness) will not play Monday against Denver, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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 scored 11 points with two rebounds and made both three-point attempts in 25 minutes in Saturday's loss to Sacramento.
Budinger played just one minute in Friday's loss to Orlando. He's played a total of just 21 minutes in three appearances in five games this season.
Budinger did not score and was 0-for-4 from the field in 15 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Memphis.
Budinger scored 12 points and made both three-point shots he attempted in 21 minutes in Tuesday's preseason win over the Pacers. "It's like I've been saying all preseason during camp I feel great. I feel normal," Budinger told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "It's a big joy, just a big joy, getting my legs back."
Minnesota is trying to trade Budinger with the Pistons and Rockets showing interest, Yahoo! Sports reports.