The Minnesota Timberwolves today acquired 6-7 guard/forward Chase Budinger and the draft rights to 6-9 forward Lior Eliyahu from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the 18th overall pick in Thursday's draft.

"We're excited to add a player like Chase who is a proven shot-maker and also has an excellent all-around game," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "Chase knows Rick Adelman's system well after playing for him in Houston, and he will be a good fit on our team."

Predraft activities continued Friday afternoon as a group of prospects worked out for the Timberwolves front office. 


Those present included:

Quincy Acy, forward, Baylor

Ashton Gibbs, guard, Pittsburgh

Eric Griffin, forward, Campbell

Cameron Moore, forward, UAB

T.J. Robinson, forward, Long Beach State

Casper Ware, guard, Long Beach State was able to catch up with a few of the prospects after the workouts.