nbafreak724 wrote:It's July 1st. Let's keep track of everything in here.
From what I've been hearing so far... it seems like players are gonna be getting overpaid this summer.
Like almost every year. The exceptions maybe 2005 (new CBA) and 2009 (when teams saved money for 2010).
Teams are especially aggressive when it comes to restricted free agents because it's so unlikely to get one.http://www.csnnw.com/pages/landing/?blo ... eedID=5212
Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent forward, Nicolas Batum, has been contacted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and what is being called a "serious offer," has been made and discussed and the two sides will meet in Minnesota later today to deliberate on it 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.
The New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors have also reached out to Batum'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.
Hopefully the market dries up pretty quick so Lin doesn't get a backloaded offer sheet.