Found July 13, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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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...
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