The Minnesota Timberwolves and forward Chase Budinger have come to an agree.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Budinger will sign a three-year, $16 million deal with the Timerwolves. Wojnarowski cites league sources in the report.
The third year of the contract will be a player option.
“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,” writes Wojnarowski.
The 25-year old Budinger appeared in 23 games for Timberwolves last year, averaging 9.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. The 6’7 forward shot 41.4% from the field, 32.1% from beyond the arc and 76.2% from the free throw line. The poor shooting numbers (for Budinger) are probably an anomaly. He’s actually much better over the course of his career, shooting 43.3% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc and 80.4% from the free throw line.
Budinger spent the first four years of his career with the Houston Rockets.
The Timberwolves will now turn their attention to retaining restricted free Nikola Pekovic.
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