Last season the Indiana Pacers needed depth at the point guard spot and to sign Ty Lawson they waived Chase Budinger. Phoenix rolled the dice on Budinger and signed him after he cleared waivers, but he struggled there as well shooting just 23.5 percent from three.
Now the Brooklyn Nets are going to bring him into training camp and give him a look, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
The Nets have 15 guaranteed contracts already, the maximum number they can carry into the season. Budinger only makes the roster by beating out one of those guys so badly that the team is willing to waive said guaranteed player and eat his salary.
Budinger was once a quality NBA rotation player, but a lot of what he could do was based on his spectacular athleticism. A couple of knee surgeries robbed him of that bounce and he’s never been quite the same player.