Minnesota Timberwolves Signed Nicolas Batum to Invalid Offer Sheet

David Kahn
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David Kahn, the GM of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is known mostly as Bill Simmons’ punching bag and the poster-boy of incompetent general managers. Well, he didn’t do himself any favors when he signed restricted free agent Nicolas Batum to an invalid offer sheet on Thursday. When Batum signed the four-year, 46.5 million dollar deal on Thursday, there was one problem: the Timberwolves didn’t have the adequate cap space for such a deal…

Batum will now have to wait until Sunday night to sign the offer sheet (again). Having found out the error in their ways, the Timberwolves were forced to make a couple of roster decisions in order to create the appropriate amount of room for the Batum offer. To do so, they traded veteran Center Brad Miller to the New Orleans Hornets and waived Forward Martell Webster .

It is unbelievable the amount of incompetence that is necessary in order to let such a mistake happen. It is not only the responsibility of Kahn, but also the associate GM’s to make sure that you actually have enough cap room necessary to sign a player. The worst part of all of this is that the Blazers will presumably match the offer, and all these roster moves to make room for the offer sheet will be for no reason unless the two teams can work out some sort of sign-and-trade deal for the French forward.





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