Originally written on TheProBasketballTalk  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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Nicolas Batum is a young gifted athlete for the Portland Trailblazers who is only 23 years old in his five season playing in the NBA.  On July 15th, 2012, Nicolas inked himself a four year deal worth $46 million dollars.  A month later, he earned fame worldwide by taking a swing at Juan Carlos-Navarro's family jewels.  To say the least, Nicolas had himself a busy summer. Now the season is in full swing for the Blazers as they cleaned house, keeping only a few young talents to build on, Nicolas being one of them.  The Blazers play 4 players over 38 minutes a game.  No one expects Portland to make the playoffs based on their youth and inexperience but with Damian Lillard hitting the game winner last night, Portland fans are turning optimistic for an 8th seed bid. Which brings us to Nicolas Batum accomplishing something that hasn't been done since Andrei Kirelenko did in 2006 in a game against a woeful Lakers team coming off their dynasty. It has been a long time since we ...
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