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Chase Budinger
SF - 6'7, 209lbs - 36 years old - 7 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2017 season
  • Birthdate: 05/22/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): 44th pick, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Arizona
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2009 NBA DraftNBADrafted 44th overall by Detroit.
2009 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Detroit to Houston in exchange for a 2012 second round pick (#44, Kim English and cash.
13th August, 2009NBASigned a partially guaranteed four year, $3,332,457 contract with Houston. Included team option for 2012/13.
26th June, 2012NBAHouston exercised 2012/13 team option.
26th June, 2012NBATraded by Houston, along with the draft rights to Lior Eliyahu (#44, 2006), to Minnesota in exchange for a 2012 first round pick (#18, Terrence Jones).
12th July, 2013NBARe-signed by Minnesota to a three year, $15 million contract. Included player option for 2015/16.
29th April, 2015NBAExercised 2015/16 player option.
12th July, 2015NBATraded by Minnesota, along with cash, to Indiana in exchange for Damjan Rudez.
5th March, 2016NBAWaived by Indiana.
8th March, 2016NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Phoenix.
26th September, 2016NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Brooklyn.
18th October, 2016NBAWaived by Brooklyn.
27th October, 2016SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Laboral.
Career Moves
2006 - 2009Arizona (NCAA)
July 2009Houston Rockets (Summer League)
August 2009 - June 2012Houston Rockets (NBA)
June 2012 July 2015Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2015 - March 2016Indiana Pacers (NBA)
March 2016 - June 2016Phoenix Suns (NBA)
September 2016 - October 2016Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
October 2016 - June 2017Laboral (Spain)
Articles about Chase Budinger

December 13, 2013

[...] With one exception: the date becomes Jan. 15 if the player is a Larry Bird or Early Bird free agent who re-signed with his over-the-cap team and received a raise greater than 20% in the first season of his new deal in the process. This applies only to Brandan Wright, Timofey Mozgov, Tony Allen, Nikola Pekovic, Chase Budinger, J.R. Smith and Tiago Splitter.

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September 30, 2013

Corey Brewer – Minnesota Timberwolves

Brewer comes from the George Karl-era Nuggets, and Karl’s teams make their players look good. This is particularly true of hitherto overlooked wing players – see also, Dahntay Jones, Gary Forbes, Greg Buckner, DerMarr Johnson, and, up to a point, Arron Afflalo.

Twice gifted away for essentially free, including once by the very Timberwolves that just gave him three years and $14.1 million to come back, Brewer broke out into an average two-way wing with Denver, which is not a pejorative. Average is enough, and his contract would be an acceptable overpay for an average wing had Karl’s Denver done it.

However, it is a significant ask that Brewer remains an average player now he’s removed from Karlball. Brewer was a perfect fit in a Nuggets system that masked his weaknesses, particularly offensively, where he lacks consistent finishing abilty from any shot other than the dunk and offers scant little ball handling. His transition offense translates to any team, but it cannot be the weapon it was with the Nuggets, and the defense is merely good, not exceptional. Minnesota would like to think they’ve given third wing money to a quality, proven third wing, but the quality is not proven, and this is a significant enough amount more than Ray Allen or Danny Green money. He will earn almost the same amount as Chase Budinger, the man he is set to back up, yet even in his best year, Brewer has never been as good as him.

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August 12, 2010

Unguaranteed or partially guaranteed final seasons are becoming quite the trend in the NBA, and they are quickly replacing team options. In fact, there are only 11 team options in the entire league, belonging to Chase Budinger, Jermaine Taylor, Andrew Bynum, Sam Young, Andres Nocioni, Hakim Warrick, Goran Dragic, Pooh Jeter, Francisco Garcia, Solomon Alabi and C.J. Miles. In contrast, there are so many partially or fully unguaranteed contracts in future years that I can't be bothered to go through and list them all. And considering the length of this post, and all the things I could be bothered to do, that should signify something.

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July 14, 2010

Chase Budinger

Budinger doesn't really need to be here. He proved himself last year as a rotation calibre player and accomplished scorer, who was sorely overlooked in the draft. He could stand to defend better and get to the line more, but he makes shots and doesn't make mistakes. And he's got three more years on his contract. So I don't think he needs to be here all that much.

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