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Blazers match Nicolas Batum offer

Updated: July 18, 2012, 8:12 PM ET
Associated Press

The Portland Trail Blazers weren't bluffing about Nicolas Batum after all.

The Blazers matched Minnesota's four-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million for the restricted free agent, keeping the 23-year-old swingman in Portland just like GM Neil Olshey said they would all along.

Olshey made the announcement on Wednesday in Las Vegas, where the Blazers were participating in the NBA's Summer League. He said that some of the incentives in Minnesota's offer sheet, which would ...

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