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.
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