Chase Budinger injury: Timberwolves wing cleared to resume basketball activities

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Minnesota is off to a great start, and it's about to get even better.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have gotten off to a fantastic start this NBA season, and it appears things are about to get even better. After a few years of awful injury luck, Minnesota appears close to adding Chase Budinger to its offensive arsenal.

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The former Arizona Wildcat has been cleared to resume basketball activities six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Wojnarowski reports that in the past week, Budinger began running on a treadmill and shooting on the court. In rejoining the team, the plan is for Budinger to continue building on his basketball-related rehab process, Woj said.

Budinger signed a three-year, $16 million contract to return to Minnesota in July. His outside shooting and overall ability should provide a significant boost for the Timberwolves, who have gotten off to a 6-3 start so far this season. Budinger played in just 23 games during the 2012-13 season.

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