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Wolfson: Blazers, Timberwolves, 76ers 3-Way Trade Proposal

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com floats a possible 3-way trade scenario involving the Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers. -------------------------------------- According to the source, the way to get Batum here is still via a sign-and-trade. David Kahn, the Wolves' president of basketball operations, will continue to talk with the Portland Trail Blazers throughout the weekend. One scenario involves a three-way trade with Philadelphia. Andre Iguodala would go to Portland, Derrick Williams would go as part of a package to the Sixers and Batum would come to Minnesota. So far, Portland is balking. -------------------------------------- The Timberwolves reportedly agreed to terms a 4-year offer sheet worth between $45-50 million with Batum on Thursday. Earlier Thursday, the Blazers have reportedly informed Batum and his agent that they will match all offers for him and will not participate in any sign-and-trade scenarios. Batum said back in April that he was "99 percent" sure that the Blazers would match any offer made to him and the team's ownership and management has consistently referred to him as one of the roster's core pieces. The Blazers extended a qualifying offer to Batum last week. Batum, 23, averaged 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 30.4 minutes for the Blazers last season. ed: text edited, bumped to front page
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