Timberwolves finalize contracts Budinger, Brewer

Posted at: 07/12/2013 5:41 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized contracts for three small forwards: Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer and rookie Shabazz Muhammad.

The deals were done on Friday. Budinger agreed to terms last week on a three-year, $16 million contract. Brewer agreed to on a three-year, $15 million deal on Wednesday. The Wolves had to manage their salary cap before they could actually sign them.

Budinger was limited to 23 games last season because of a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee. But his familiarity with coach Rick Adelman's system from their prior time together in Houston and his ability to shoot and move without the ball on the wing made him a priority for the Wolves to bring back.

Muhammad was the 14th pick in the draft last month.

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