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Jul 13

Kahn preparing to take on Portland for Batum

By rbuurman Posted in: Blazers, NicolasBatum, Timberwolves


The Timberwolves have traded aging center Brad Miller and two second-round picks to The New Orleans Hornets and waived former Portland swingman Martell Webster as they prepare to file a formal offer to Portland's star restricted free agent power forward Nicolas Batum.

Timberwolves President, Kahn made the moves on Friday, one day after using the amnesty clause on center Darko Milicic. The Wolves received a conditional second-round pick from the Hornets for Miller, who has said he will retire.

Kahn says the Wolves will submit the offer sheet, which is for four years and more than $45 million, to the league on Sunday night when Webster clears waivers. Portland will have three days to match and Portland GM Neil Olshey has been adamant that they will do just that.

All this comes after Portland sports writer Johan Canzano posted an article on OregonLive that Timberwolves President David Kahn is bluffing and is all talk and no action.

It will be interesting to see how the next few days plays out. I personally beleive Batum will be in a Portland jersey next season.


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