Blazers match Wolves’ offer for Batum
Published 07/19/2012, Associated Press
The Portland Trail Blazers weren’t bluffing about Nicolas Batum after all. The Blazers matched Minnesota’s four-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million for the restricted free agent on Wednesday, keeping the 23-year-old swingman in Portland just like GM Neil Olshey said they would all along.Word count: 838
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