Batum Back to Portland, Summer Play Continues 19 Jul 12

The Portland Trail Blazers have matched the offer sheet the Minnesota Timberwolves made to restricted free agent Nicolas Batum [[ buh-TOOM ]]. The Blazers matched the offer reported to be for more than $45-million over four years hours before the Wednesday night deadline. The Timberwolves had signed Batum to the offer sheet on Sunday. Batum averaged 13.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 59 games last season.

Wolves Continue Summer League Play

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Minnesota Timberwolves continue Las Vegas Summer League action this evening against the Cleveland Cavaliers at COX Pavilion. The Wolves suffered an 81-78 setback to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday to fall to 1-and-1 in summer play. Minnesota wraps up its summer league slate on Sunday against Memphis.