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NBA Free Agency: Nicolas Batum Will Be Either A Timberwolf Or Trail Blazer

Free agent small forward Nicolas Batum will reportedly be a member of one of two teams next season: the Minnesota Timberwolves or the Portland Trail Blazers.

After reportedly receiving a four-year, $45-50 million offer from the Timberwolves, he will meet with the Blazers later this week, via Chris Haynes of

Restricted free agent forward, Nicolas Batum, will meet with the Portland Trail Blazers this Thursday or Friday in Portland, a league source says.

As a courtesy, Batum wants to hear the Trail Blazers' pitch before he proceeds to gauge the interest level of other teams, the same source says.

Haynes reports that, although Batum was previously thought to be meeting with New Orleans and Toronto, he has postponed all other visits.

Batum is a restricted free agent, so Portland has the right to match any contract offered by Minnesota or another team.

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