Batum has offer from Minnesota and meetings with Toronto, New Orleans

Batum has offer from Minnesota and meetings with Toronto, New Orleans
July 1, 2012, 8:55 am
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ChrisHaynes, CSNNW.com Trail Blazers Insider (@ChrisBHaynes)PortlandTrail Blazers restricted free agent forward, Nicolas Batum, has beencontacted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and what is being called a "serious offer," has been made and discussedand the two sides will meet in Minnesota later today to deliberate onit further, according to a source very close to the situation.

The detailed figures that are being mulled over is a four-year, 45-50 million deal.

TheNew Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors have also reached out toBatum's agent, Bouna Ndiaye, and meetings with those teams have been agreed on and will be scheduled shortly after the Minnesota trip, a separate source said.

Keep in mind that the Trail Blazers can match any offer Batum receives out on the market and offer sheets can't be signed until July 11.

Lastseason, Batum tallied career highs in points (13.9), rebounds (4.6),blocks (1.0), and steals (1.0).