Timberwolves waive Martell Webster

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived swingman Martell Webster as they continue to make moves to make a run at Portland restricted free agent Nicolas Batum.

The Wolves made the move on Friday, one day after using the amnesty clause on center Darko Milicic. Webster was due to make about $5.7 million this season, but the Timberwolves executed a buyout that required them to pay just $600,000.

The Wolves also could buy out Brad Miller to create more room to sign Batum to a four-year deal worth more than $45 million. The Blazers could match the offer and the Wolves have been trying to work out a sign and trade.

Webster battled back issues and averaged 6.9 points in 47 games last season.

Yahoo Sports first reported the move.