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NBA Draft 2012: Timberwolves' Trade For Chase Budinger '1st Of Several Moves,' According To Report

The Minnesota Timberwolves' trade for former Houston Rockets swingman Chase Budinger is by no means the end of their offseason roster makeover, according to an Associated Press article.

In dealing their No. 18 pick to Houston to acquire Budinger, a second-round pick in 2009, the Timberwolves may have set off a series of dominoes that could make for an interesting off-season -- and potentially, an interesting draft night.

From the AP article:

"You should assume there will be other changes made,'' [Minnesota GM David] Kahn said on Wednesday.

Kahn also said the Timberwolves are interested in signing free agent guard Brandon Roy, who retired from Portland before last season began because of knee troubles but is trying to make a comeback. Adding Budinger and looking to bring in the three-time All-Star Roy would seem to signify the end of the road for Martell Webster and Michael Beasley in Minnesota.

...Kahn said those decisions have not been made yet, but things are expected to ramp up as the draft approaches on Thursday night.

The article goes on to say that the Budinger trade also casts doubt on the futures of Derrick Williams, who the team drafted No. 2 overall last year, and Wesley Johnson, who the Wolves took No. 4 overall in 2010.

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