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.
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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