Sources: Timberwolves shopping forward Chase Budinger

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Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger could be on the move. (USA TODAY)
Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger could be on the move. (USA TODAY)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are shopping forward Chase Budinger in trade talks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Among talks with several teams, the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets have shown an interest, league sources said.

Houston is reluctant to take on the $5 million player option Budinger’s deal has in 2015-16, as are the Pistons, sources said. Nevertheless, the Pistons are taking a long look at Budinger and considering the possibility of making a deal. No trade is considered imminent for Budinger.

Detroit lost shooting guard Jodie Meeks for two months because of a fractured back.

The Wolves have a glut of forwards, and Budinger could struggle to find minutes this season. Budinger also is guaranteed $5 million for the 2014-15 season.

Budinger, 26, averaged 6.7 points for the Wolves a season ago. Budinger played three seasons in Houston after getting drafted in the second round in 2009.

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