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Blazers Wait For Timberwolves Offer To RFA F Nicolas Batum: Discussion Thread (Friday)

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Let's continue the discussion here.

Minnesota Timberwolves president David Kahn provided an update to reporters on his team's ongoing pursuit of Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent forward during a Friday afternoon conference call. Kahn said that Batum's offer sheet will be signed and delivered to the Blazers on Sunday afternoon. The delay, Kahn said, was created by a 48-hour waiver period that must pass after some of Minnesota's cap space-clearing moves on Friday. Kahn said that he would continue to pursue sign-and-trade possibilities until that time.

Here are Friday's events (from Ben's fanshot) that led to this:

  • The Timberwolves released forward Martell Webster.
  • The Timberwolves traded center Brad Miller and two second-round picks to the New Orleans Hornets for a future second-round pick

Here is a summary of Friday's other Blazers news:

Hang out here and discuss today's press conference, and any other Blazers/NBA news is fair game. -- Tim