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Chase Budinger - SF, 6'7, 209
Free agent - Last played with Baskonia (Spain, 2017)
       Date of birth: 05/22/1988
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 44th pick, 2009
     Out of: Arizona
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
2009 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 44th overall by Detroit.
2009 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Detroit to Houston in exchange for a 2012 second round pick (#44, Kim English and cash.
13th August, 2009 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed four year, $3,332,457 contract with Houston. Included team option for 2012/13.
26th June, 2012 NBA Houston exercised 2012/13 team option.
26th June, 2012 NBA Traded by Houston, along with the draft rights to Lior Eliyahu (#44, 2006), to Minnesota in exchange for a 2012 first round pick (#18, Terrence Jones).
12th July, 2013 NBA Re-signed by Minnesota to a three year, $15 million contract. Included player option for 2015/16.
29th April, 2015 NBA Exercised 2015/16 player option.
12th July, 2015 NBA Traded by Minnesota, along with cash, to Indiana in exchange for Damjan Rudez.
5th March, 2016 NBA Waived by Indiana.
8th March, 2016 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Phoenix.
26th September, 2016 NBA Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Brooklyn.
18th October, 2016 NBA Waived by Brooklyn.
27th October, 2016 Spain Signed for the remainder of the season with Laboral.
When: Where:
2006 - 2009 Arizona (NCAA)
July 2009 Houston Rockets (Summer League)
August 2009 - June 2012 Houston Rockets (NBA)
June 2012 July 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2015 - March 2016 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
March 2016 - June 2016 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
September 2016 - October 2016 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
October 2016 - June 2017 Laboral (Spain)
From blog:


   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010
2010-08-12

Unguaranteed or partially guaranteed final seasons are becoming quite the trend in the NBA, and they are quickly replacing team options. In fact, there are only 11 team options in the entire league, belonging to Chase Budinger, Jermaine Taylor, Andrew Bynum, Sam Young, Andres Nocioni, Hakim Warrick, Goran Dragic, Pooh Jeter, Francisco Garcia, Solomon Alabi and C.J. Miles. In contrast, there are so many partially or fully unguaranteed contracts in future years that I can't be bothered to go through and list them all. And considering the length of this post, and all the things I could be bothered to do, that should signify something.

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   2010 Summer League Rosters: Houston Rockets
2010-07-14

Chase Budinger

Budinger doesn't really need to be here. He proved himself last year as a rotation calibre player and accomplished scorer, who was sorely overlooked in the draft. He could stand to defend better and get to the line more, but he makes shots and doesn't make mistakes. And he's got three more years on his contract. So I don't think he needs to be here all that much.

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   December 15: When the NBA trade game can really begin
2013-12-13

[...] With one exception: the date becomes Jan. 15 if the player is a Larry Bird or Early Bird free agent who re-signed with his over-the-cap team and received a raise greater than 20% in the first season of his new deal in the process. This applies only to Brandan Wright, Timofey Mozgov, Tony Allen, Nikola Pekovic, Chase Budinger, J.R. Smith and Tiago Splitter.

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   Ten Of The Worst New Contracts This Offseason
2013-09-30

Corey Brewer – Minnesota Timberwolves

Brewer comes from the George Karl-era Nuggets, and Karl’s teams make their players look good. This is particularly true of hitherto overlooked wing players – see also, Dahntay Jones, Gary Forbes, Greg Buckner, DerMarr Johnson, and, up to a point, Arron Afflalo.

Twice gifted away for essentially free, including once by the very Timberwolves that just gave him three years and $14.1 million to come back, Brewer broke out into an average two-way wing with Denver, which is not a pejorative. Average is enough, and his contract would be an acceptable overpay for an average wing had Karl’s Denver done it.

However, it is a significant ask that Brewer remains an average player now he’s removed from Karlball. Brewer was a perfect fit in a Nuggets system that masked his weaknesses, particularly offensively, where he lacks consistent finishing abilty from any shot other than the dunk and offers scant little ball handling. His transition offense translates to any team, but it cannot be the weapon it was with the Nuggets, and the defense is merely good, not exceptional. Minnesota would like to think they’ve given third wing money to a quality, proven third wing, but the quality is not proven, and this is a significant enough amount more than Ray Allen or Danny Green money. He will earn almost the same amount as Chase Budinger, the man he is set to back up, yet even in his best year, Brewer has never been as good as him.

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