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Old 04-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #13 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by Toby View Post
Fans over here are nuts. They cheer louder for Babbitt then Batum. I guess it's OK to get embarrassed on all the road games, as long as Babbitt keeps launching 3's and getting them free tacos at the Rose Garden.

Spurs got this whole international All-Stud team going. They're keeping tabs on Batum. Blazers DO NOT want to spend 10 million on Batum, because that digs into their coveted free agent cap room.

Sources: Spurs eyeing F Nicolas Batum
Good points man. By the way, the Blazers may not want to spend 10M per on Batum, but they absolutely would have to and would match any offer of that amount. Batum is a very low risk to bust at this stage and his ceiling is still incredibly high. He's likely getting offered a deal in that range and I expect him to be in Portland next season unless a profitable sign and trade could be worked out for them.
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