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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 anything actually going on? I mean, I know that we’re right at the beginning of the NBA free agency period but most of what’s going on with that is either a foregone conclusion or so meaningless that we ought to just ignore it entirely. That being said, there are a few things going on right now that I’m very interested in, the most important of which has to do with the Trail Blazers and forward Nicolas Batum.
As those of you who regularly read my stuff know, I am a fan of Nicolas Batum. I think he’s a more than solid player who would be an asset to most any team in the league. I have been a strong pro...
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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...
Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey says the team will match any offers for French swingman Nicolas Batum.
Olshey's comments came Wednesday after speculation the team might be working on a sign-and-trade with Minnesota, which was interested in the restricted free agent.
Olshey said he believes Batum has more value than what Minnesota would be able to offer.
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...
Nicolas Batum admitted his preference is to leave Portland for the Timberwolves.
David Khan referred to Nicolas Batum as the Timberwolves' missing piece."
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...
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 [...]
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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...
MINNEAPOLIS Late Tuesday evening, the announcement was in. The NBA set its salary cap at 58.044 million, the same as last season.
The news was as expected, and three hours later, the league's 10-day moratorium on signing free agents ended. Free agents could officially sign, teams could officially trade players and the bureaucratic boredom should have ended.
Should have is...
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.
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.
- The Nuggets signed guard Andre Miller to a three year contract. Other than that...