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Portland Trail Blazers: impact of Nic Batum trade

After a disappointing season with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, Nicolas Batum was traded to the Charlotte Hornets for young power forward Noah Vonleh and swingman Gerald Henderson. The move is an interesting take on the Trail Blazers mind set, because the trade certainly does not help the Blazers in the short term. Yes, Batum had a down season last year shooting only 32...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers Nicolas Batum Deal

The Charlotte Hornets’ makeover seems to be nearing completion, while the Portland Trail Blazers’ could just be starting. Hornets general manager Rich Choo understood he couldn’t go into next season with a lack of spacing and has made legitimate headway in righting the issue. First, he dealt off Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Trade Noah Vonleh, Gerald Henderson To Blazers For Nic Batum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets continue to revamp their roster after a disappointing season in which they didn’t shoot the ball well and failed to make the playoffs. The Hornets acquired wing Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night in exchange for guard Gerald Henderson and power forward Noah Vonleh. The deal comes...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Drafting A NBA Ready Player Must Be Priority One For The Portland Trail Blazers

With the breaking news of Nicolas Batum being shipped to Charlotte last night, the city of Portland wakes up on Draft Day in a kind of stupor.  On one hand, everything has changed. But on the other, the plan stays largely the same regardless of the new fate of perhaps Portland’s most polarizing player. Batum was the subject of trade rumors for the last few weeks, so it shouldn’t...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Nic Batum from Portland in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh

Looking to add talent at the wing, Charlotte trades for Batum. The Charlotte Hornets traded Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh to the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:   Portland is finalizing a trade to send Nic Batum to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via The Lottery Mafia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum – What Does This Mean, And What’s Next?

For Portland Trail Blazers fans who have watched Nicolas Batum over the past seven years, there might be some frustration upon hearing the 6’8″ Frenchman was traded Wednesday to the Charlotte Hornets for 19-year-old power forward Noah Vonleh and veteran shooting guard Gerald Henderson. And yet, when really digging into Batum’s career arc–his spurts of brilliance ultimately...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum to Charlotte Hornets

Do the Hornets Have a Plan? The Charlotte Hornets continue to retool prior to the NBA, this time trading Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh to the Portland Trail Blazers for Nicolas Batum.  Does this signal the end of the LaMarcus Aldridge era in Rip City? Or did they clear cap space to bring him back?   Unless the Hornets plan on playing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at the SG...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets to acquire Batum from Blazers for Henderson, Vonleh

The first relatively big trade of the short NBA offseason is close to being finalized. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are on the verge of acquiring forward Nicolas Batum for two former lottery picks, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh. This specific deal shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone. Both Batum and Henderson have been on the...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum Plans to Finish Basketball Career in France

When Nicolas Batum is finished playing in the NBA, he might not hang up the shoes right away. In an interview with Le Maine Libre, the Portland Trail Blazers small forward said that following his time in the league, he’s prepared to play in his home country of France. BeBasket translated a portion of what Batum said: “If they want me, I want to finish my career at Le Mans...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Time Is Now For The Portland Trail Blazers To Trade Nicolas Batum

The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the 2015 NBA offseason with a potential roster overhaul on the horizon. The team only has four players guaranteed to be on the books next year, but as it turns out, one of those surefire returnees is far from a lock to remain in Rip City after all. According to’s Jabari Young, Neil Olshey may look to package Nicolas Batum and...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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