Phoenix Suns sign Chase Budinger, Alan Williams

Mar 8, 2016, 10:58 AM | Updated: 4:56 pm

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The Phoenix Suns added forwards Chase Budinger and Alan Williams to the roster on Tuesday.

Budinger, who was waived by the Indiana Pacers March 5, was signed for the rest of the season, while Williams was brought in on a 10-day contract.

A former Arizona Wildcat, the 27-year-old Budinger has averaged 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in stops with the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Pacers.

The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Budinger appeared in 49 games this season, averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.9 minutes per contest.

As for Williams, the Phoenix native joins the Suns after leading the Chinese Basketball Association with an average of 15.4 rebounds per game to go along with 20.8 points as a member of the Qingdao DoubleStar. He spent time with Charlotte and Houston in the NBA Summer League in 2015.

Williams is listed at 6-foot-8 and 260 pounds. He played his college ball at UC Santa Barbara, and left as the Gauchos’ all-time leading rebounder and second-leading scorer.

The Suns will next take the court Wednesday night against the New York Knicks at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. and the game can be heard on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

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