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Nicolas Batum Agrees To Offer Sheet With Minnesota Timberwolves

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Nicolas Batum just got a whole lot richer on Thursday.  He agreed to a four year 45 million dollar offer sheet with the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Portland Trail Blazers have said they will match all offers for Batum, but this might cause them a bit of pause.

I am big on Nicolas Batum but this deal seems a bit pricy.  Then again, you do not want Portland to match.  Adding Batum plus Brandon Roy is one heck of a day for Minnesota.  I wonder if those two events are related to each other.

This would certainly be the small forward that the Wolves have been looking for.  I like Batum’s potential and this deal sounds like one that could be good for both parties.  I still think that Portland is going to match but Minnesota is making it hard for them.

I expect Nicolas Batum to have a breakout year next season.  His PER has always been pretty good but I think he finally makes that big leap next season.  Then again, player projections are not my strong suit.  I do think you will find a lot of people that agree with him though.

This could be one of the biggest days for Minnesota in a long time.  They are slowly becoming dark horses for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.  In fact, they could be better than a eight seed.  That would be a certain improvement for the team after the last couple of years.

Riley Schmitt is a writer for Rant Sports.