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

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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:

Believe it or not, from the end of the free agency moratorium, to the time of this writing, we've amassed 11,652 comments just in the front page posts related to the free agency frenzy and Nicolas Batum! That's not even counting stuff about other Blazers. For some recent history, see the previous chat threads here, here, here, and here, with the poll here. So, hang out, add to the total, and enjoy our day of quiet before the Sunday storm. Any other Blazers/NBA news is fair game to discuss as well. -- Tim