Pacers Trying To Trade Chase Budinger

The Pacers and Chase Budinger‘s representatives are cooperating in an effort to find a new team for the Kevin Bradbury client, reports Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star (Twitter links). A decent chance exists that it’ll require a third team to facilitate a trade for Budinger and his expiring contract, worth $5MM, Buckner also hears (Twitter link).

Indiana acquired Budinger from the Timberwolves this summer thinking he would come in handy at the wing with Paul George playing power forward, but as the team abandoned the idea of George at the four, it put the squeeze on Budinger, who’s averaging a career-low 15.5 minutes per game, Buckner explains (on Twitter).

The 27-year-old has appeared in 41 games this season, including two starts, and is averaging 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist to accompany a shooting line of .407/.295/.705.

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