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  1. PBT’s Wednesday NBA Winners/Losers: Ettore Messina making history for Spurs

    Nov 27, 2014, 1:37 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v San Antonio Spurs

    LeBron James and the Cavaliers were good, Chase Budinger had the flub.

  2. Damian Lillard, as stature grows, refuses to become content

    Nov 24, 2014, 11:38 AM EST

    Damian Lillard

    Trail Blazers star keeps elevating game. Will he ever level off?

  3. Report: Rockets have ‘zero interest’ in taking on Chase Budinger’s contract

    Oct 18, 2014, 12:01 AM EST

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    The player option for next year is likely what has Houston balking.

  4. Report: Timberwolves shopping Chase Budinger, Pistons and Rockets interested

    Oct 16, 2014, 4:44 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Budinger has missed 100 games in the last two seasons with the Timberwolves.

  5. UPDATED Report: Timberwolves make push for Eric Bledsoe, Suns not interested in sign-and-trade talks

    Sep 19, 2014, 5:11 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Phoenix Suns

    It has to be a sign and trade and Minnesota doesn’t have a lot of leverage here.

  6. Flip Saunders noncommittal on Andrew Wiggins starting

    Sep 19, 2014, 12:01 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Saunders wants the rookie to earn it.

  7. Report: Shabazz Muhammad trying to drop 15 pounds this summer

    Aug 25, 2014, 10:33 AM EST

    Shabazz Muhammad

    With the Wolves going young he will get his chance to prove he belongs.

  8. Andrew Wiggins on trade for Kevin Love: “Whatever happens is out of my control”

    Aug 11, 2014, 9:33 PM EST

    2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Andrew Wiggins has hired this entire situation as well as could be expected.

  9. Two disappointing Timberwolves to miss rest of disappointing season

    Apr 7, 2014, 9:26 PM EST

    Giannis Antetokounmpo, Shabazz Muhammad

    Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad injured

  10. Reports: Timberwolves not willing to talk Kevin Love trade. Yet.

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Minnesota is now paying the price for David Kahn’s biggest mistake as general manager — refusing to give Kevin Love the full five-year max salary extension. (He was saving it for Ricky Rubio, the guy he drafted.) What Love ended up with was a four year deal — but he pushed for and got on…

  11. Wednesday And-1 links: Trade rumor updates, mostly bad news if you want trades

    Feb 19, 2014, 5:59 PM EST

    Grizzlies' Tony Allen celebrates on the bench during the third quarter in Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series against the San Antonio Spurs in Memphis

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Today we start off with a heavy dose of trade rumor updates. • Talks between Memphis and Minnesota on…

  12. Report: Timberwolves, Grizzlies discussing Chase Budinger, Tony Allen trade

    Feb 17, 2014, 9:16 PM EST

    Tony Allen

    The Memphis Grizzlies have a very stout defense but need more scoring punch, particularly outside shooting, if they are going to advance deep in the playoffs again (Courtney Lee has been a big boost here). The Minnesota Timberwolves need more consistent defense if they have hopes of making a playoff  push (it’s not likely this…

  13. Report: Some league executives think Kevin Love will bolt Timberwolves for Lakers in 2015

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:44 AM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Clippers

    Kevin Love is frustrated — and he should be. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the point differential of a team that should be 23-12 (according to Basketball-Reference.com), yet they are 17-18. Minnesota is 0-10 in games that ended within five points, which is a combination of some bad luck and some poor execution at the end…

  14. Chase Budinger returns to Minnesota lineup Wednesday night

    Jan 8, 2014, 7:40 PM EST

    Chase Budinger, Joakim Noah

    Minnesota is better than its .500 record shows — the team’s point differential is that of a 22-12 team, if you use Basketball-Reference.com’s numbers. At some point they are going to start winning the close games they are losing and go on a little run. It will help that Chase Budinger is back in the…

  15. Minnesota’s Chase Budinger cleared for contact, could return relatively soon

    Dec 18, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    Chase Budinger, Taj Gibson

    Chase Budinger was expected to start and be a key part of the Minnesota attack — he can shoot the three and is very athletic so he can finish in transition. He’s a great fit with their Kevin Love/Ricky Rubio attack. However, for the second straight year Budinger has been sidelined by a knee injury…

  16. Breaking down the Derrick Williams for Mbah a Moute trade: It’s as win-win as it gets

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Derrick Williams

    The first rule for a GM in “winning” a trade is to make the other GM think he’s winning it. Even if you think you’re fleecing him. The swap sending Derrick Williams to Sacramento and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to Minnesota — which has become official — would have been an easy sell for both…

  17. Monday And-1 Links: Craig Sager’s best suits

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:12 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets - Game Four

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • The 10 best/worst suits of Craig Sager. Glad somebody finally put this together.…

  18. Report: Chase Budinger cleared for light activity with Timberwolves

    Nov 14, 2013, 5:03 PM EST

    Chase Budinger, Taj Gibson

    Minnesota is off to a fast 6-3 start with a top 10 offense and defense (as much as you want to read into anything this early). Think how much better they will be bringing a super athletic wing who can run the floor off the bench. Chase Budinger suffered a torn meniscus in his left…

  19. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Let the season begin!

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    LeBron James

    To celebrate a new season, we bring you a new set of NBA Power Rankings from PBT. Let the kvetching about your ranking begin! Just remember that this is an exercise in fun — these are meaningless as the NBA has a playoff system to decide who is best. What sport would rely on journalist’s…

  20. Timberwolves pick up option on Derrick Williams, now just have to find fit

    Oct 22, 2013, 3:02 PM EST

    Derrick Williams

    Derrick Williams is going to stay with the Timberwolves — the team is picking up his option for this season as expected, reports the Associated Press. On the very surface this seems a simple and smart move — he started 56 games for the Wolves last season, averaging 12 points and 5.5 rebounds a game…

  21. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

    Oct 9, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic, Ricky Rubio

    Last season: The Timberwolves never had much of a chance to finish better than their 31-51 record, thanks to a rash of injuries to the team’s top players. Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Chase Budinger and Nikola Pekovic all missed substantial time due to injury, rendering the season an unforced failure in the process. Signature highlight…

  22. Chase Budinger has knee surgery, out indefinitely

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:14 AM EST

    Chase Budinger, Joakim Noah

    In today’s NBA teams are hesitant to give timelines for injury recovery. You can thank Andrew Bynum and Derrick Rose for that; teams are trying to avoid a public relations hit with their fans. Following reports of cartilage damage that cause swelling in his knee, Chase Budinger had knee surgery on Monday and  had his…

  23. Timberwolves’ Chase Budinger suffers serious knee injury

    Sep 27, 2013, 1:03 PM EST

    Chase Budinger, Taj Gibson

    The injury bug just will not leave the Minnesota Timberwolves alone. A season after they lost Kevin Love for much of the year when he broke his hand twice, and after Ricky Rubio missed part of the season (and wasn’t himself for much of it) recovering from a major knee injury comes this news: Chase…

  24. PBT Roundtable: Who gets the last couple playoff spots in the West?

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

    Kevin Love, Wayne Ellington, Ricky Rubio

    Welcome to PBT’s regular roundtable on issues around the NBA, where our writers weigh in on the topic of the day. Today: The conventional wisdom is in the West the Thunder, Spurs, Clippers, Warriors, Grizzlies and Rockets are playoff locks (barring catastrophe). If true, who gets those final two slots? Kurt Helin: I think Minnesota,…

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