Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews each made five 3s and scored 26 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers over the injury-depleted Minnesota Timberwolves 102-97 on Saturday night.
Greg Stiemsma’s patience with the Minnesota Timberwolves appears to have paid off.
The Portland Trail Blazers have matched Minnesota’s four-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million for swingman Nicolas Batum.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are about to find out just how serious the Portland Trail Blazers were when they said they would match any offer for restricted free agent forward Nicolas Batum.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have traded center Brad Miller and two second-round picks to New Orleans and waived swingman Martell Webster as they prepare to file a formal offer to Portland restricted free agent Nicolas Batum.
The Minnesota Timberwolves kept up their aggressive push to upgrade their promising young roster on Thursday, waiving center Darko Milicic and formally submitting their offer sheet for restricted free agent forward Nicolas Batum.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they are parting ways with center Darko Milicic. The Timberwolves waived Milicic, designating him as their amnesty player.
Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey says the team will match any offers for French swingman Nicolas Batum. Olshey’s comments came Wednesday amid speculation the team might be working on a sign-and-trade with Minnesota, which is interested in the restricted free agent.
Restricted free-agent Nicolas Batum has agreed to terms on an offer sheet with the Timberwolves and is hoping that the Portland Trail Blazers either do not match the offer or execute a sign-and-trade to get him to Minnesota, Batum’s agent told The Associated Press on Thursday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves hosted restricted free agent swingman Nicolas Batum and unrestricted free agent forward Jordan Hill for visits on Monday.