Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Chase Budinger To Three-Year Deal

Apr 6, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Chase Budinger (10) looks on during a free throw in the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 107-101. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Budinger will stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves next season and will sign a three-year deal worth $16 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Other teams were also potentially interested in Budinger’s services, but he will stay put.

Free-agent forward Chase Budinger has reached agreement on a three-year, $16 million contract to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The third year of the deal will be a player option, a source said.

Budinger’s agent, Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports, had been negotiating offers between the two most aggressive suitors, Minnesota and Milwaukee, over the past two days.

(via Yahoo)

It seems like a bit too much for a player of Budinger’s caliber, especially considering last season. Budinger started off the 2012-13 campaign on the wrong foot and was sidelined for a good portion of the season with a torn meniscus.

He averaged 9.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in just 23 games.

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