Timberwolves guard/forward Chase Budinger had successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Budinger sustained the injury Saturday in a loss at Chicago. Budinger was averaging 11.8 points a game for the Wolves this season.
Timberwolves guard/forward Chase Budinger is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his left knee. Budinger suffered the injury at Chicago Saturday night. Budinger scored the game-winning layup on a brilliant feed from Andrei Kirilenko Friday night. Budinger is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds a game this season.
The Timberwolves defeated Indiana 96-94 Friday night when Chase Budinger scored the go-ahead basket on a layup assisted by Andrei Kirilenko. Budinger led the Wolves with 18 points and Derrick Williams added 15 points. The Wolves trailed by 1 point halftime but led by 5 after 3 quarters.
The Timberwolves closed the pre-season schedule with a 100-76 road win at Milwaukee. Chase Budinger led the Wolves with 20 points and Nikola Pekovic chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Andrei Kirilenko got the start at the 4-spot and had 8 points and 10 rebounds.
The Timberwolves won 95-76 in Winnipeg Wednesday night against Detroit. Chase Budinger led the Wolves with 21 points off the bench, Derrick Williams added 18 points and Nikola Pekovic added 14 points and 9 rebounds. Minnesota shot 46 percent from the field while Detroit was held to 32 percent.
The Timberwolves won 84-70 at the FargoDome Wednesday night in their preseason opener. Chase Budinger and Nikola Pekovic each scored 14 points, Brandon Roy scored 13 points in 24 minutes on 5-9 shooting and Kevin Love added 12 points and 8 rebounds for Minnesota. Andrei Kirilenko in his Timberwolves debut had just 3 points in 27 minutes and Alexey Shved in his Wolves' debut didn't score in 21 minutes.
The Timberwolves introduced 6'7 guard/forward Chase Budinger at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Budinger was traded for by the Wolves Tuesday when they sent the 18th overall pick in this year's draft to Houston for him and little known prospect 6'9 forward Lior Eliyahu. Budinger averaged 9.6 points a game in 2011-2012 with Houston. He played his first 2 seasons for then head coach Rick Adelman. Adelman is now the head coach for the Wolves.
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