The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that forward Chase Budinger will be out three to four months after having successful knee surgery.
Chase Budinger converted a layup on a feed from Andrei Kirilenko with 0.8 seconds to go, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 96-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
Rookie guard Alexey Shved and Chase Budinger led a furious rally from 22 points down, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from a 22-point deficit to stun the Brooklyn Nets 107-96 on Monday night.
Chase Budinger scored 20 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Milwaukee Bucks 100-76 in the teams’ preseason finale Friday night.
Chase Budinger arrived in Minnesota on Wednesday as the first of what Timberwolves president David Kahn expects to be several moves this summer to balance the team’s roster.
The Timberwolves have acquired swingman Chase Budinger from the Rockets in exchange for the 18th overall pick in the draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday.