Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps
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.
The reason I mention it is many in Portland thought Batum's agent was possibly bluffing in regard to the Timberwolves offer. And there wouldn't of been anything stupid about signing the offer on July 11, it just would have started the clock ticking.
As of now, I'd expect the Blazers to match. I don't think Olshey wants to pony up that kind of money for Batum, but he's made it clear that he's even less inclined to let talent walk out the door with no return.