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After returning home Monday night and watching the play at least 20 times, according to his own count, Batum said he feared the worst.

Nicolas Batum Rejects Blazers’ Contract Extension Offer – What Now?

NBA Contract Updates Five Players from Nicolas Batum’s 2008 draft class have signed contract extensions, but the Trail Blazers small forward is not one of them. Batum and Portland could not agree on a deal and he will become a free agent after the season. His agent Bouna Ndiaye and the Blazers had been in talks for weeks, but could not get a deal done. Ndiaye stated, “They say...

Blazers F Batum has bruised left knee

Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion that will keep him out of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. The results of an MRI on Tuesday show no breaks or tears in Batum's knee, which he injured late in the Blazers' 93-89 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Batum had to be helped off the court and the injury appeared to...

Blazers F Batum to undergo MRI Tuesday

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum will undergo an MRI on his left knee in Portland on Tuesday.The 23-year-old suffered a knee injury during the fourth quarter of a loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Batum drove to the basket in the closing minutes of the game when his left knee appeared to give out. He subsequently dropped to the floor and clutched the injured knee...

Blazers' Batum has left knee contusion, out vs. Bobcats

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum will miss Wednesday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats with a left knee contusion. Batum received the results of an MRI, which showed no breaks or tears. The Frenchman suffered the injury during Monday's 93-89 loss to the Utah Jazz. Batum admitted that he initially feared that his season was going to end prematurely due to...

Nicolas Batum Day-to-Day With Knee Contusion

The MRI on Nicolas Batum‘s injured left knee delivered relatively good news, as Batum had feared for the absolute worst. He’s listed as day-to-day with a knee contusion. From CSNNW: “MRI confirms Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion. Batum will be out for Wednesday’s matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats. He’s listed day-to-day and will be...

Nicolas Batum to Undergo MRI on Injured Left Knee

The Portland Trailblazers were hit with the injury bug once again last night, as Nicolas Batum went down with an ugly-looking knee injury. An MRI will determine his fate. Per the Oregonian: “Fourth-quarter meltdown? Check. Head-scratching guard play? Check. Poor execution down the stretch that led to a loss on the road? Check and check. And, in fitting fashion for a franchise...

MRI results show Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum has a bone contusion on left knee, listed day to day

The Blazers' backup small forward will miss Wednesday's game versus the Charlotte Bobcats and will be reevaluated later this week.

Blazers' Batum sidelined with bruised left knee

Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a left knee bone contusion that will keep him out of Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Blazers' Nicolas Batum was 'very scared,' but gets good news about his injured knee

The Blazers guard/forward has a contusion on his left knee and not a serious, long-term injury.

Batum MRI Reveals Bone Contusion, Listed As Day-To-Day

Nicolas Batum twisted his knee in the closing seconds of a loss to the Jazz on Wednesday night.

Batum Injures Knee, Scheduled To Undergo MRI

Nicolas Batum twisted his knee late in a loss to the Jazz on Monday.

Utah 93, Portland 89: Another late-game meltdown, another road loss for Blazers

Despite holding as large as an 11-point lead, the Blazers fade in the second half -- and watch as Nicolas Batum injures his left knee

Trail Blazers shootaround: "The Rhino" questionable tonight with viral infection, Elliot Williams expected to be in rotation

"The Rhino" did not attend the Blazers' morning shootaround because of a viral infection and Elliot Williams is expected to play in place of the injured Nicolas Batum.

The Slant Episode 9

On this week's episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein interviews Concordia University track star NyEma Sims, and talks about Joe Paterno's legacy, Nicolas Batum, the Super Bowl, new NFL head coaches, and more! To listen, click on the "Play" button on the right side of the site.

Jazz defense fuels crucial 13-0 run

Jazz defense fuels crucial 13-0 run By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 30, 2012 10:41PM MDT Just when it appeared a spirited comeback would fall short, the Jazz rallied again Monday night and defeated Portland, 93-89. Utah trailed by 11 in the third quarter before tying the game, 70-70. When Portland’s Nicolas Batum buried three consecutive 3-point shots,...
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