According Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, Trail Blazers restricted free agent Nicolas Batum has signed an offer sheet
from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
A source close to the situation has indicated Nic Batum has just signed a Minnesota offer sheet. The contract is for 4 years, $46.5 million. The Blazers now have 72 hours to match the offer.
The reported signing comes after countless rumors of back-and-forth communication between Portland GM Neil Olshey and Minnesota President of Basketball Operations David Kahn. Olshey addressed the media
yesterday following summer league practice on this very subject, I strongly suggest giving it a read.
Now the waiting game begins. The Trail Blazers have 72 hours to decide to match the offer sheet and retain Batum or let him ride into the Minnesota sunset.