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Batum staying in Portland, what's next for Wolves?

The Timberwolves' aggressive pursuit of forward Nicolas Batum came to an end when the Portland Trail Blazers matched Minnesota's offer. "I'm very happy about it," Batum said of his return to Portland. Wolves' president David Kahn released a statement saying he is "disappointed" but "will continue to explore additional roster moves."
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Batum staying in Portland

The Timberwolves' aggressive pursuit of forward Nicolas Batum came to an end when the Portland Trail Blazers matched Minnesota's offer. "I'm very happy about it," Batum said of his return to Portland.

Report: Batum off to Portland for physical as Wolves wait decision

The Wolves are still waiting for Portland to make a decision on Nicolas Batum, who signed an offer sheet from Minnesota worth more than $45 million. The decision might already be made, however, as Batum is headed to Oregon for a physical.

Wolves officially sign Batum to offer sheet, Blazers have three days to match

Former Wolves' guard Martell Webster cleared waivers Sunday afternoon, and soon after the Wolves signed restricted free-agent Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet believed to be worth $46.5 million over four years. The Portland Trail Blazers have three days to match the offer or let him play in Minnesota.

Timberwolves unload Martell Webster & Brad Miller, to submit offer sheet to Nicolas Batum Sunday

The Wolves waived Martell Webster and traded Brad Miller to clear cap space to submit their offer sheet to Nicolas Batum. But Batum can’t sign any offer until Webster clears waivers at 5 p.m. Sunday. Until then, Wolves' president David Kahn says they'll keep trying to work out a sign and trade with the Blazers for Batum.

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The Timberwolves have put center Darko Milicic on waivers. The move will reportedly help the Wolves land Portland restricted free agent Nicolas Batum, who signed an offer sheet today with Minnesota.

NBA Free Agency: Timberwolves to offer Nicolas Batum $50 million

Nicolas Batum, a restricted free-agent from the Portland Trail Blazers, was scheduled to meet with the Timberwolves Sunday night. The Star Tribune reports the Wolves are prepared to offer Batum a four-year deal worth as much as $50 million. The Blazers would have the right to match any offer Batum receives.

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