Found July 13, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS On Friday evening, the Minnesota Timberwolves completed what appeared to be the final step in clearing enough salary cap space to sign restricted free-agent small forward Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet. However, a league technicality will impede them from doing so until 5 p.m. ET Sunday. After releasing small forward Martell Webster and trading center Brad Miller to New Orleans, the team cleared about 10.2 million in salary cap space, in addition to the 5.2 million it cleared when it waived Darko Milicic on Thursday. That's sufficient space to sign Batum to an offer sheet, the terms of which were not readily available. Batum has played for the Trail Blazers since entering the league in 2008, and the team can match any offer sheet presented to the small forward. At this point, Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said in a conference call Friday that both Batum and the Trail Blazers know the terms of the offer sheet that's prepared for Su...

Wolves still want sign-and-trade for Batum

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves are still attempting to work out an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal to acquire small forward Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a league source. The team hopes to resolve the situation by the end of the day, and if a sign-and-trade agreement cant be reached, it is poised to present Batum a restricted free agent...

Timberwolves sign Batum to offer sheet

MINNEAPOLIS Just hours after Martell Webster cleared waivers at 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves signed restricted free agent Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet. The Timberwolves would not confirm the terms of the offer sheet, but multiple reports have cited it as a four-year, 46.5 million deal. The Portland Trail Blazers received the signed offer sheet on Sunday evening...

Blazers Continue To Resist Wolves' Trade Efforts For Batum

The Wolves will sign Nicolas Batum to a four-year, $46.4 million offer sheet on Sunday after making repeated attempts to acquire him via sign-and-trade.

Timberwolves Submit Four-Year, $46M Offer Sheet For Batum

The Blazers have until Wednesday to match Minnesota's offer to Nicolas Batum.

Batum Seen As Timberwolves' Missing Piece

David Khan referred to Nicolas Batum as the Timberwolves' missing piece."

Wolves waive Milicic, advance pursuit of Batum

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived center Darko Milicic and submitted a formal offer sheet in an attempt to sign Portland forward Nicolas Batum. Milicic received the amnesty designation Thursday, a one-time provision allowing a team to let a player go without his remaining contract counting against the league's salary cap or luxury tax. Owner Glen Taylor said the team expected...

Relax Portland Trail Blazers Fans, This Isn’t A Failure

  This just in:  Roy Hibbert isn’t coming to Portland.  This also just in:  The sky isn’t falling. As I write this, it’s apparent that the coveted free agent (restricted as he may be) center the Portland Trail Blazers targeted will not be a Blazer.  The restricted free agent (Nicolas Batum) they currently hold the [...]

Minnesota Timberwolves Signed Nicolas Batum to Invalid Offer Sheet

David KahnPhoto Credit: David Kahn, the GM of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is known mostly as Bill Simmons’ punching bag and the poster-boy of incompetent general managers. Well, he didn’t do himself any favors when he signed restricted free agent Nicolas Batum to an invalid offer sheet on Thursday. When Batum signed the four-year, 46.5 million dollar deal on...

Slow Going Now … Fast Finish Later?

Guys, can I let you in on a little secret? I get a little bored with sports this time of year. To me it seems like nothing is really happening. Oh sure we’ve just had a lot of really exciting sports things wrap up such as Wimbledon and the NBA Draft. We also have a bunch of stuff getting ready to happen such as NFL training camps and the NBA Summer League. Right now though is there...

Sad To See Darko Go

Darko Milicic got amnestied by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday so they could create enough cap space to get Nicolas Batum, which makes sense. But it’s a shame for poor Darko, who showed flashes of being a decent player, but only scored 4.6 points per game this year. As it turns out, this video is the defining moment of Darko’s time in Minnesota.

Northwest Division : Free Agent Signings and Trades

A couple days ago was the 1st day that Free Agents are allowed to sign with their teams, but most of the signing were known then. This has also been a crazy off-season with many high profile trades. Check out all the moves so far from the teams in the Northwest Division. Denver Nuggets - The Nuggets signed guard Andre Miller to a three year contract. Other than that...
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