Contact Us

Timberwolves Still Working On Acquiring Batum

Getty Images

The Timberwolves continued their pursuit of restricted free agent small forward Nicolas Batum from Portland.  The Wolves spent much of Wednesday trying to work out a sign and trade deal with Portland.  Portland General Manager Neil Olshey says the Wolves don’t have the value they are looking for in trade and would match any offer the Wolves put together in a offer sheet.

The Wolves reportedly last week agree to a 4-year $45 Million offer sheet with Batum but it hasn’t formally been submitted so they can work out a sign and trade deal.  The Wolves are trying to get a 3rd team involved in the trade.  Chicago reportedly could sent forward Kyle Korver to Portland, the Wolves would give the Blazers two future first round picks and Minnesota would acquire Batum.

Batum is a 23-years old, 6’8 and can play both shooting guard and small forward.  He averaged 13.9 points a game with Portland in 2011-2012.

The Wolves cannot move ahead with officially signing guards Brandon Roy and Alexey Shved until the Batum situation is resolved.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!