Found December 21, 2011 on Sons of Roto:
Keep your head up Ben Gordon owners…Photo Credit: Jauerback Have a snake draft coming up? Need help figuring out some value plays? No doubt. We gotcha covered.More after the jump: Nicolas Batum (Yahoo! Rank: 76) – I admit you will not be able to draft Batum in the “later rounds,” but he is certainly a guy that you should have your eye on in the beginning of the seventh round in a 12-team league. Portland likes what they see in this French utility man. Batum has seen an increase in minutes every season and his numbers have followed suit. Carrying a SG and SF tag, good ole’ Nick will contribute in every category in a very efficient manner. Do not be afraid to reach a little bit because he will be the glue guy that takes your squad to the ‘ship.Tony Allen (Yahoo! Rank: 84) – Big Fat Tony has been a great spot starter for years when playing time opens up due to injury. He is a steals specialist and seems to love it in Memphis. As a starter last season, he absolutely pimped it and al...

Trail Blazers and Nicolas Batum will begin contract extension talks in the New Year

The Blazers reach out to Batum's agent to say they plan on beginning extension talks around Jan. 1.

Blazers Plan to ‘Take Care’ of Nicolas Batum With Contract Extension

Nicolas Batum has developed into a solid contributor in Portland, and the Blazers want to keep the 4th year forward long-term. Reports the Oregonian: “The Trail Blazers have taken the first step toward signing forward Nicolas Batum to a long-term contract extension, sending his representatives a formal letter of intention to discuss an extension. In the letter, the Blazers said...

Rest Easy Portland, Batum Contract Extension In The Works

Before Nicolas Batum returned to Portland to begin training camp with the Blazers this season, his head coach in Nancy, France, Jean-Luc Monschau joked about Batum’s future in Portland. “I hope he has a great future and when I retire, I will come to Portland to watch him…," said Coach Monschau. “…if they are able to keep him.” Fans in Rip City likely didn’t...

Batum, Blazers To Discuss Extension After New Year

The Blazers can offer Nicolas Batum a five-year extension.

Live scoring: Brandon Knight starts for Pistons

Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva are not with team tonight, for personal reasons.

Blazers about to talk contract extension with Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum is one of those players you leave the game talking about. You head into the Rose Garden in Portland thinking about LaMarcus Aldridge or Jamal Crawford, but when you leave the guy who jumps out at you is Batum. Which is why the Blazers are about to talk contract extension with the fourth-year…

Trail Blazers 110, Jazz 90

Wesley Matthews scored 17 points in 23 minutes as the Portland Trail Blazers built an early lead and bea the Utah Jazz 110-90 in the teams' preseason opener Monday night. Nicolas Batum started in place of LaMarcus Aldridge and had 13 points in 22 minutes and the Blazers led by as many as 24 points. Derrick Favors came off the bench with 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz...

The Pistons vs The Cavaliers

Again The Pistons will wrap up their preseason (all 2 games) against the Cavaliers tonight in Cleveland. What can we expect? Brandon Knight at Starting PG that’s what. The good: Knight starting. The bad: No Ben Gordon – Personal Reasons The unknown: Charlie Villanueva missed practice for personal reason, no news on his status. Tip off is at 7:00 pm and will be broadcast on...
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