Chase Budinger Traded: Rockets Make Move For No. 18 Draft Pick

The Houston Rockets have traded Chase Budinger to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday in exchange for the 18th overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, according to multiple reports.

Budinger averaged 9.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in his first three years in the league, all spent with the Rockets. He played in the starting lineup for Houston to fill in for injured players, but spent most of his time as one of the more productive bench players on the team.

This news comes not long after reports of the Rockets making moves to lure Dwight Howard with multiple first round draft picks (and now possibly one later in the round, too).

Read more about the Rockets at The Dream Shake and SB Nation Houston.

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