Report: Chase Budinger to sign with Suns once he clears waivers

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This has been the rumor ever since reports came out that the Indiana Pacers would waive Chase Budinger to clear space for Ty Lawson to join the team for the playoffs.

Budinger is headed to Phoenix, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

Budinger played his college ball at Arizona and has a comfort level in the state. With T.J. Warren out injured (not to mention Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight in the backcourt injured) the Suns could use all the help they can get. Over the course of a career beset by injuries, Budinger has averaged 8.1 points a game, showed off impressive athleticism, and shot 35.4 percent from three. But those numbers were way down in Indiana this season as he struggled to find a role with the team. He should have more freedom in Phoenix.

Because he was waived after March 1, he cannot join a team’s playoff roster. That is moot in Phoenix.