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Hornets have big expectations for G Nicolas Batum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Steve Clifford is intrigued with what he's seen in training camp from guard Nicolas Batum and expects the seven-year NBA veteran to play a major role with the Charlotte Hornets this season. Clifford anticipates that Batum's scoring output will increase noticeably, and expects him to be one of the team's top three scorers along with center Al Jefferson...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' Henderson may miss the start of the season

The Portland Trail Blazers definitely can't afford to have any of their rotation players go down before the season starts, but Gerald Henderson's hip may keep him out for the foreseeable future.The 27-year-old was an overlooked asset included in the Noah Vonleh-Nicolas Batum deal over the summer. He can't shoot threes but has serious athleticism and is a versatile defender. He's...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford: Nicolas Batum will be '2nd or 1st option' in Hornets offense

The Charlotte Hornets have had a terrible offense over the past couple seasons. They've leaned on a successful defensive scheme to get them through ball games, but stopping the opposition only gets you so far in today's NBA. To make the postseason, Charlotte needs to score some points. Can new starting shooting guard Nicolas Batum open things up?Last year was a nightmare for Batum...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Charlotte be concerned with Nicolas Batum's EuroBasket debacle?

France hosted the 2015 EuroBasket tournament but didn't give their home crowd the results many expected. Spain won the gold while the French instead settled for a bronze medal. Why did they struggle so badly? According to Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver, Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum is partly to blame. Here's more:The Hornets shouldn't look to trade Batum tomorrow, but...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum hilariously shoots down Raptors rumors on Twitter

Charlotte Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum has yet to play in a single game for his new team and already rumors of his departure are running rampant. Batum, who was acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in late June in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh, is widely suggested to have interest in joining the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2015  |  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
June 08, 2015  |  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

Nicolas Batum’s Coming Out Party?

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas Batum. Batum, who had played professional basketball in France before coming to the...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum's dog plays basketball, is a real-life 'Air Bud'

Nicolas Batum's dog playing basketball is the real life Air Bud. This dog has got some mad game.
Via Gamedayr
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Police Twitter posts Nicolas Batum ‘Batman’ tweet after game 4 win

For those of you who didn’t already know, the “That NBA Lottery Pick” office is based in Portland, Oregon and with the Blazers now up, 3-1 in their playoff series, the city is pretty pumped to get to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in over ten years. After last night’s overtime victory, the Portland Police decided to post a classic Batman-related tweet...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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