NBA Free Agency 2013: Los Angeles Lakers Throw Hat in Chase Budinger Mix

Oct 13, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger (10) against the Chicago Bulls at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Bulls 82-75. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Budinger is a popular man. The free agent is meeting face-to-face with the Minnesota Timberwolves to kick off the free agency period, but he is also drawing interest from a number of teams around the league. One of the latest teams to emerge as a potential suitor for the former Arizona standout is the Los Angeles Lakers.

From Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

Budinger could be an interesting option for the Lakers.

If he can fully recover from his previous knee injury, Budinger is an incredibly athletic player that could strive under Mike D’Antoni. It’s a little known fact, but Budinger was once an indoor volleyball star, so you can add that useless bit of knowledge to impress your friends about the man who could soon be joining your favorite team.

Free agency kicks off just after midnight, so be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the free agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors from around the league.

Topics: Chase Budinger, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Free Agency

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  • Will_M

    My suspicion is that his agent will use Lakers as leverage. He’s close with Jordan Hill, who is at best grudgingly accepted by D’Antoni. I can’t see him joining the Lakers.

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