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The Minnesota Timberwolves are making Chase Budinger available in trade discussions but no deal is considered imminent, according to a report from Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

By SI Wire
October 16, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves are making Chase Budinger available in trade discussions but no deal is considered imminent, according to a report from Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

The report says the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets are among the teams that have demonstrated interest in the 6-foot-7 small forward.

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Budinger, who will make $5 million this season and has a $5 million player option for the 2015-16 season, averaged 6.7 points and 2.5 rebounds over 41 games last season after missing time following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Budinger is one of several players -- including Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins and Corey Brewer -- on Minnesota's roster with the capability to play on the wing.

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The Timberwolves went 40-42 last season and missed the playoffs. This offseason, the team dealt star power forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade for a package including Wiggins. Minnesota opens the regular season Oct. 29 against Memphis.

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