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Charlotte Hornets GM Rich Cho confirms re-signing Nicolas Batum a "No. 1 priority"

Rich Cho spoke today at an end-of-season media availability and made it clear re-signing Batum is a top priority for the Hornets. Rich Cho, general manager of the Charlotte Hornets, confirmed today that re-signing Nicolas Batum is the team's "No. 1 priority" heading into the offseason, he said at an end-of-season media availability. Cho acquired Batum last summer in a trade that...
Via At The Hive
1 day ago

Nicolas Batum Will be the Charlotte Hornets’ No. 1 Priority in Free Agency

The Charlotte Hornets and head coach, Steve Clifford, have made it clear that Nicolas Batum is their number one priority heading into free agency. The Charlotte Hornets are going to have a lot of work to do in the off-season with a lot of their players set to be free agents. They have made starting […] Nicolas Batum Will be the Charlotte Hornets’ No. 1 Priority in Free Agency...
Via Swarm & Sting
2 days ago

Nicolas Batum: Charlotte Trusted Me, Allowed Me to Play My Way

Nicolas Batum gave a positive review of his new squad in Charlotte after the Hornets were eliminated from the playoffs. Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is not likely to return to the Rose City any time soon. In a season-closing interview with the Charlotte Observer, Batum told writer Rick Bonnell, "It was a pretty cool year. First time I got to play like I want...
Via Blazer's Edge
3 days ago

Nicolas Batum Played How He Wanted For First Time In NBA With Hornets

Nicolas Batum is the most attractive free agent amongst many for the Charlotte Hornets. "We should be playing tomorrow (in the Eastern Conference semifinals) and we’re pretty mad about that," Batum said of Sunday’s Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat. "So this is unfinished business." Batum was acquired by the Hornets last June from the Portland Trail Blazers. "When I came here they...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Batum 'running on adrenaline' in Game 6 after birth of child

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets forward Nicolas Batum said he's ''running on adrenaline'' as he prepares for Game 6 of Charlotte's first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat following the birth of his son early Friday. Batum's wife gave birth to their child, Aiden, shortly after midnight Friday. Batum said he'd only slept about two hours. ''To have a baby is always an amazing...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Batum out, Whiteside a game-time decision for Heat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum has been ruled out for Game 4 against Miami, while Heat center Hassan White's status will be a game-time decision in their first round series Monday night. Miami leads the series 2-1. Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Monday Batum was unable to participate in shootaround and will miss his second straight game with a...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets F Batum unsure if he'll play in Game 4 against Heat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets forward Nicolas Batum says he hasn't ruled himself out for Game 4 of Charlotte's first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Monday night. Batum missed Game 3 with a strained left foot. The Hornets won 96-80 on Saturday night to pull the series to 2-1. Batum walked around at practice Sunday, his left foot heavily taped, and shot some mid...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets: game three preview and prediction

The Miami Heat face off against the Charlotte Hornets for the third time Saturday night. The Heat currently hold a 2-0 lead, and they will look to take a virtually insurmountable 3-0 advantage with a win on Saturday. Miami will be on the road for the first time this series, and they will have to maintain their intensity in Charlotte. Here are three things to look for in Game 3:...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum could miss remainder of Heat series

Could this be au revoir to the Charlotte Hornets’ postseason hopes? According to a report by Justin Verrier of ESPN on Thursday, Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum could miss the remainder of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat with a sprained right ankle. Batum was injured in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 115-103 Game 2 loss when he stepped on the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Hornets consider dealing Nicolas Batum?

Charlotte’s strong start to the season was powered by the unexpected. This was supposed to be an antiquated, three-point-fearing squad not cut out for the NBA. The Jeremys, Lamb and Lin, were depth additions, brought in with little fanfare or expectations. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s injury was supposed to crush the team’s defensive potential and send the franchise on a lottery...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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