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The Wolves considered offering Derrick Williams and Martell Webster to the Blazers in a sign-and-trade to ensure they would land Nicolas Batum.

Nicolas Batum is very unhappy with the Trailblazers

In more free agency news, forward Nicolas Batum is reportedly extremely unhappy with the Trailblazers organization. The 6’8″ French forward is currently a restricted free agent, and there has always been a lot of interest around the league in his services. The Minnesota Timberwolves are preparing to offer him a $45-$50 million offer sheet over 4 years, and according to the report...

Batum, Wolves agree to terms on offer

Restricted free-agent Nicolas Batum has agreed to terms on an offer sheet with the Timberwolves and is hoping that the Portland Trail Blazers either do not match the offer or execute a sign-and-trade to get him to Minnesota, Batum's agent told The Associated Press on Thursday night. Batum and agent Bouna Ndiaye met with Blazers officials Thursday and informed them that the versatile...

Portland G.M. Olshey Tells Nicolas Batum Blazers Will Not Let Him Leave

When the Portland Trail Blazers hired Neil Olshey as their new General Manager last month, he identified forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum, as the two players he planned to build the roster around. Olshey reiterated that sentiment on Thursday according to the “Oregonian” to the player and his agent in a meeting to discuss Batum’s future. The 23-year-old forward,...

Wolves submit offer sheet for Batum

The Minnesota Timberwolves are about to find out just how serious the Portland Trail Blazers were when they said they would match any offer for restricted free agent forward Nicolas Batum. The Timberwolves submitted a four-year, $46 million offer sheet signed by Batum on Sunday, giving the Blazers three days to match the offer or let him leave without compensation. The deal has...

Batum Blues

Oh, how I want Nicolas Batum to come and grace us with his basketball goodness. The length! The shooting! The defense! And he's French! I love french fries and french toast, so he must be a wonderful person. Of course, I also am a bit of a realist, and the entirety of being a realist is realizing what's real and what's not real (for real!). And in this scenario, what...

RFA Nicolas Batum signs on with the Timberwolves

What a week for Minnesota sports teams. First their hockey team pull in two of the NHL's biggest UFA stars in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, now their basketball team the Timberwolves have landed Brandon Roy and possibly Nicolas Batum both past players with the Portland Trailblazers. Batum has averaged 10.2 points and 3.9 rebounds over four seasons with Portland, part of...

Batum Agrees To Four-Year, $45M Offer Sheet With Minnesota

Nicolas Batum has agreed to a four-year, $45 million offer sheet with the Wolves.

Minnesota Timberwolves sign Roy, agree to deal with Batum

Needing depth and an up-grade in talent on the wing, the Minnesota Timberwolves have looked west to sign former Portland Blazers shooting guard Brandon Roy and agree to an offer sheet with restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. Batum’s agreement with Minnesota is reportedly a four year deal worth $45-50 million but new Blazers’ GM Neil Olshey has been adament that the team will...

Timberwolves Sign Brandon Roy, Agree With Batum to $45 Million Offer Sheet

In what is one of the more remarkable comeback stories in recent memory, Brandon Roy has signed a two-year, $10.4 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota, who expressed interest dating back to last season, were finally able to come to terms with 27-year old shooting guard. Roy’s agent stated to the press that his client had nearly a dozen teams interested in...

Portland Trail Blazers Enter Game Of Free Agency

Hello folks and welcome to your favorite reality television show: NBA Free Agency 2012! We’re here today with the Portland Trail Blazers and new general manager Neil Olshey. We’ve got a great show for you today. We’re going to put up three doors for Mr. Olshey to select from. The door he chooses will determine the immediate future of the Trail Blazers. What do you say, Mr...

Portland Trail Blazers Fans Are Waiting ... Again

Blazers fans know what it’s like to wait. We’ve been waiting for another championship since ‘77. Blazers fans waited years for Arvydas Sabonis to come over and play for the team. This past year, Blazers fans had to wait for a GM to be hired. Now Blazers fans are waiting, along with the rest of the NBA, for moves to be finalized. Moves can’t be finalized until the 11th of...
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