Originally Posted by BillDoran
I am no doctor, but I concur with this diagnosis.
Rumors have Batum going to the land of mosquito bites and frostbite, the Blazers getting two first-rounders from Minnesota, along with Korver from the Bulls, with the Bulls getting a second and getting out from under the $5 mil they owe Kutcher with a jump shot.
As a Blazers fan, I'd be ecstatic with this trade. There's a decent chance one of those first-round picks could be lottery balls, and I think the purported contract offer, that strangely has never seen the light of day, is an overpay for Batum.
The Blazers would really be pushing back their window of competitiveness though. Not much to hope for in the coming seasons, were the trade to go through.
Well, if Portland is seriously going to match whatever offer comes their way, then Kahn would be stupid to offer it while still negotiating a S&T.
If no S&T is worked out, then the offer sheet will be submitted.
Darko was amnestied today as well to clear up the CAP space needed to sign Batum to the offer sheet if no S&T.