The Sixers are interested in obtaining Chase Budinger from the Timberwolves for draft considerations, and Philadelphia would then like to do a buyout deal with him, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The Wolves were looking to include Budinger in any deal involving the recently-acquired Gary Neal, but so far there hasn’t been a taker for the guard. Budinger is coveted by teams who are looking for a small forward to help spread the floor, but his $5MM player option for next season is a deterrent to many. Of course, the Sixers appear to be less interested in his offensive acumen and more interested in the draft picks that they could get by agreeing to take on his contract.
The 6’7″ forward is averaging 4.5 PPG and 2.5 RPG in 14.9 minutes per game this season. Across six NBA seasons, the Arizona product has averaged 8.4 PPG and 3.1 RPG in 20.2 minutes per night.