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T-Wolves Sign Batum To Offer Sheet

The Timberwolves/Nicolas Batum saga will finally come to an end this week. The Wolves signed Batum to a 4-year $46 Million offer sheet Sunday night. Portland has until 11pm (CT) Wednesday to match the offer or lose him to Minnesota. Batum is a 23-year old 6-8 small forward who averaged 13.9 points a game with Portland in 2011-2012.

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Timberwolves Use Amnesty Clause on Darko

The Timberwolves have waived center Darko Milicic using the NBA Amnesty Clause. Milicic underachieved during his time with the Timberwolves and averaged 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds a game in 2011-2012. His $7 Million salary figure does not count against the Wolves salary with this new clause. Milicic now goes through the waiver process where he could be claimed by any team.

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Timberwolves Still Working On Acquiring Batum

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.

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Timberwolves Agree To Sign Russian Free Agent

The Timberwolves have agreed to sign Russian free agent combo guard Alexey Shved. Shved is considered a playmaker who has been playing professionally in Russia. He is 23 and will be 24 in December. Shved helped Russa qualify for the Olympics with a win over Nigeria on Saturday.

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Love Getting Impatient with T-Wolves; Interested In Rush

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love in talking to yahoo sports indicates that he's growing impatient with the Timberwolves organization for not surrounding him with better talent. Love signed a 4-year $62 Million contract extension last season but says he's not sure what will happen if they miss the playoffs next year.

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Love Makes U.S. Men’s Basketball Team

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has made the United State men's basketball team. The 6'9 Love is expected to play power forward and center for the United States at the London Olympics. Love led the Timberwolves in scoring and rebounding in 2011-2012.

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T-Wolves Agree to Sign Roy, Batum

The Timberwolves have come to a agreement to unrestricted free agent shooting guard Brandon Roy on a 2-year $10 Million contract. Roy is coming out of retirement at age 27 after retiring with chronic knee problems. He received some treatment oversees and is attempting a comeback. Roy is a 6'6 211 shooting guard who averaged 19 points and 4 rebounds a game throughout his career.

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Timberwolves Shopping the Free Agent Market

The Timberwolves had 6'8 guard/forward Nicolas Batum visit Minnesota Sunday night. He is a restricted free agent from Portland. Batum averaged 13.9 points and 4.6 rebounds a game in 2011-2012. He is considered a defensive specialist. The Timberwolves are expected to offer him a 4-year $50 Million contract. If he signs a contract with the Wolves the Trailblazers would have 3 days to match that offer.

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Timberwolves Draft Hummel; Offer Williams To Charlotte

The Timberwolves drafted 6'8 forward Robbie Hummel with the 58th overall pick in the Thursday night NBA draft. Hummel averaged 16.4 points and 7.4 rebounds a game in his senior season at Purdue. He suffered a torn ACL in his right knee twice in his college career. He missed all of 2010-2011 because of the 2nd tear. Hummel is considered an injury risk but is known as an outstanding outside shooter.

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T-Wolves Acquire Budinger From Houston For 1st Round Pick

The Timberwolves acquired small forward Chase Budinger and prospect Lior Eliyahu from Houston for the 18th overall pick in this week's NBA draft. Buddinger is a 6'7 218 pound forward who averaged 9.6 points a game in 2010-2011 while playing for the Rockets. Budinger played for now head coach Rick Adelman for 2 seasons and is just 24 years old. Eliyahu is a 6'9 225 pound prospect who hasn't played in the NBA but will play for the Wolves summer league team in Las Vegas. Eliyahu played Spain and Israel.

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