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Nicolas Batum is finally healthy, and that can spell bad news for a Chicago Bulls team missing its most important player. Batum looks to exploit the absence of Jimmy Butler and continue giving Chicago fits as the Charlotte Hornets host the Bulls on Monday night. Batum, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.9 points per game, has missed eight of Charlotte's last 19 games with...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Batum's 26 points, 11 rebounds lead Hornets past Wizards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nicolas Batum had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Washington Wizards 108-104 on Saturday night. Kemba Walker added 23 points, Marvin Williams also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Spencer Hawes scored 14 points for the Hornets, who trailed by as many as 19 points in the second...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Weekend Preview & Predictions – 1/29

The Portland Trail Blazers won their game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, and now improbably hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference as of today. Will they hold on against the Kings and Utah Jazz, who are a mere three-tenths of a percentage point behind the Blazers? That question won’t be answered until Tax Day, the way these teams are going. These...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Charlotte Hornets finally losing steam?

The Charlotte Hornets were one of many surprising teams in the Eastern Conference to begin the season. After an offseason trade that brought Nicolas Batum to North Carolina, it seemed like the Hornets had figured out what went wrong in 2014-2015 and looked to return to the playoffs. Since December 12, however, the Hornets have gone from a good team to an average team, which is not...
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

The Transformation Of Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum has come into his own, helping to improve a Charlotte offense that was absolutely terrible last season.How is it that Batum is playing on another level with Charlotte compared to when he was in Portland? Lets take a look at Batum's numbers by season.Batum is having a career year thus far. He's averaging more points (16.8) than he has averaged in any season beforehand...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 22, 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

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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