The Timberwolves on Sunday finally, officially extended that supersized $45.5 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. Portland now has three days to answer simply with the formality of matching it.

If the Trail Blazers weren't willing to accept future first-round draft picks and/or players from the Wolves in sign-and-trade discussions for Batum, then they won't let him just walk away for nothing.

Given all that has transpired between the teams, expect the Blazers to wait until late before doing so, just to delay the Wolves further in the free-agency market until then.

That's 11 p.m. Wednesday, Twin Cities time.