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Chase Budinger has been cleared for full-contact practice

Chase Budinger cleared to return to full-contact practice. Still no timetable for his return, but obvious step in right direction. #Twolves — Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) December 18, 2013 The Minnesota Timberwolves have been waiting for Chase Budinger to get healthy enough to see if the money committed and the vision of Flip Saunders this offseason […]

Chase Budinger has successful knee surgery, out indefinitely

Chase Budinger had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, according to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dr. James Andrews performed a meniscectomy on Budinger to remove the damaged meniscus. Here is the press release from the Wolves:  Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

We were all having such a nice time. The weekend is almost upon us, Media Day is on Monday, training camp starts on October 1, and then the Wolves dropped this in our laps: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that forward Chase Budinger sustained a cartilage injury to his left knee. — Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) […]

Is it possible for Ricky Rubio to lead one of the top offenses in the NBA?

On the surface, the question that is the headline of this post may seem preposterous to fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio is one of the best facilitators in the NBA and someone that can turn any offensive weapon into an offensive weapon with an ability to score efficiently. Team him up with Kevin […]

The San Antonio Spurs and maximizing player talents

Model and process. The San Antonio Spurs are the model franchise for those places that have trouble attracting free agents to move their families to a less than desirable location. When I say less desirable, it’s in relative terms. It’s hard to equate our lives to those of an NBA player, whose lifestyle will always […]

Report: Wolves and Kevin Martin agree to four-year, $28 million deal

Now that the Timberwolves have lost out on J.J. Redick, they’ve turned their attention to Kevin Martin as the backup plan for the shooting guard position. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and Sam Amick of USA Today, the Wolves and Martin have agreed on a four-year, $28 million contract. The awkward but accurate […]

Wolves agree with Chase Budinger for three years, $16 million

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is the Timberwolves verbally agreed to a deal with Chase Budinger for three years and $16 million the same day that Martell Webster and the Washington Wizards agreed to a deal for four years and $22 million. The third year for Budinger is […]

Wolves have set their sights on J.J. Redick and Chase Budinger

I’ll have something later today that will delve deeper into the philosophy of what could be going on, but there’s some news surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves and the free agent market. There’s no secret that the Wolves have needed outside shooting the past couple of years. In 2011-12, the Wolves ranked 23rd in the NBA […]

Roster Review: Chase Budinger

The Timberwolves have had their share of splashy injuries, the kind that lead on Sportscenter and receive their own Twitter hashtags, injuries that date models and endorse Nikes. But the Wolves also boast injuries that are less gaudy and heavy-trending but that were nonetheless essential to last season’s disappointment and frustration. Because for much of […]

Timberwolves 101, Thunder 93: Become One Anything, One Time

Something you hear a lot of commentators say is that the NBA is a “make or miss” league. I don’t get this. Or rather, I understand that the game is decided by who scores more points, and thus that the team that wins has—by design—made more shots than the other team. But is that all […]