PORTLAND OR - OCTOBER 26: Nicolas Batum #88 dribbles the ball in the game portion of the David Kahn Portland-Based Scouting Extravaganza. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent forward, Nicolas Batum, has been contacted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and what is being called a "serious offer" has een made and discussed and the two sides will meet in Minnesota later today to deliberate on it further, according to a source very close to the situation. The detailed figures that are being mulled over is a four-year, $45-50 million deal.
Also of note (from Sam Amick's twitter feed):
Source: Portland GM Neil Olshey & team prez Larry Miller visited restricted free agent center Roy Hibbert tonight in DC, offered max deal
I'll keep this thread up for updates as they come in. Also, the dream is dead:
Any updates will be below the fold.
UPDATE: From Darren Wolfson's twitter:
Credit to the
#Twolves for being uber-aggressive. Met with Roy Friday, apparently meeting with Batum today, Hill & Stiemsma tomorrow.
ED NOTE: That's Jordan Hill, not George.