MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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.
Budinger was acquired from the Rockets on Tuesday for the 18th draft pick. Kahn says he has had several conversations with other teams about possible trades and “you should assume there will be other changes made.”
Budinger’s addition could spell the end of the tenures for Martell Webster and Michael Beasley. The Wolves have to make decisions on their contracts by Saturday before the new league year begins. Kahn says the team has not made a decision on whether to extend Beasley an $8.2 million qualifying offer or buyout Webster’s contract.
Budinger says he’s excited to play for coach Rick Adelman again.