Since the last thread, there have been a couple new developments, as well as a correction:
Nicolas batum HAS signed the offer sheet. However, the Wolves have not yet submitted it to the league office.
The technical difference is minor; the end result is till the same. Portland knows we can actually make the offer real and are a phone call away from doing so. And (for the moment) no one is yet on the clock.
The other bits are that the finalized sheet include a 15% trade kicker (making it highly prohibitive for Portland to match it and then try to trade Batum after the fact) and bonus incentives for making All Star games which....well, one would hope a $12 mil player would make at least a couple.
So...yeah. I like turtles.