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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