FanShot

GM Neil Olshey: Blazers Still Plan To Keep RFA F Nicolas Batum

389

Portland Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey told reporters in Portland on Wednesday that the team plans to retain restricted free agent forward Nicolas Batum, despite overtures from the Minnesota TImberwolves and Batum's on-the-record comments saying he would prefer to play in Minnesota. Here are a few of the key quotes. Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports on Twitter... ------------------------------------ Blazers GM Neil Olshey on Nicolas Batum's desire to play in Minny: "I guess he's into mosquito bites and frost bite." Blazers Olshey says he will match any offer sheet given to Nicolas Batum. ------------------------------------ The Portland Trail Blazers report on Twitter... ------------------------------------ "I think Nicolas would have more value than what Minnesota is willing to offer in a sign-and-trade." - Olshey "I don't believe in letting talent walk out the door." Olshey on Batum ------------------------------------ As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been no reports of an offer sheet being officially extended to Batum. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker