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88 Nicolas Batum SF
Height/Weight: 6-8/200 | Birthdate: 12/14/1988 | Birthplace: Lisieux, France | Team: Portland Trail Blazers | College: No College | NBA Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 98/77 | Average Draft Position: 48.09
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Blazers SF Nicolas Batum out Friday vs. Spurs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum (wrist, knee) will not play in Friday's game agains the Spurs, the team announced.

Batum suffered his injury on a nasty fall in Wednesday's game and was considered questionable to play Friday before being ruled out. He has averaged 8.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 22 games.

The Blazers are 4 1/2-pint underdogs in San Antonio against a Spurs team that is missing Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard Friday.


Blazers' Nicolas Batum questionable for Friday against the Spurs


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum was unable to practice Thursday and is questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs.

Batum, who took a hard fall in Wednesday's game but was able to stay in the game, is averaging 8.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.

If he is unable to go, Dorell Wright and Victor Claver would assume the small forward duties.


Blazers forward Nicolas Batum set to play Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is set to make his return to the starting lineup Friday against Chicago, reports the team’s website.

Batum has been out since Nov. 9 with a knee injury and coach Terry Stotts said he won’t play his normal minutes.


Trailblazers SF Batum sheds knee brace


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Trailblazers small forward Nicolas Batum has apparently taken the final step toward participation Friday against the Bulls with the shedding of his knee brace during Thursday shooting drills, per The Oregonian.

Batum last played on Nov. 9.


Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum expects to play Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum said he felt "no pain" in his injured knee during practice Wednesday and will make his return to the lineup Friday against the Bulls, according to The Oregonian. Batum has missed the last four games.

Batum is averaging 9.0 points per game through seven appearances, which is his lowest average since 2009-10. However, he is averaging career highs in rebounding (7.7 rpg) and assists (5.7 assists).


Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum able to practice Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum, who has missed the last four games due to a knee injury, practiced Wednesday, according to reporter Casey Holdahl. Batum is aiming to make his return to action Friday against the Bulls.

Report: Batum receives two PRP injections for right knee injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has received two two Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for his right knee injury, according to The Oregonian. Batum, who has missed the last four games, is on track to make his return Friday vs. Chicago.

Blazers F Nicolas Batum expects to play Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum, who'll miss his fourth straight game Monday with a knee injury, said he "should be OK" for Friday's game against the Bulls, reports The Columbian.

Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge will play Monday, Nicolas Batum out


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(11/17/2014) The Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge will be available for Monday’s game, reports the Columbian. Aldridge missed Saturday’s game while dealing with an upper respiratory illness.

This will be Nicolas Batum’s four consecutive game he has missed while dealing with a knee contusion.


Blazers SF Nicolas Batum doubtful Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum said Sunday that he's doubtful to play in Monday's game against the Pelicans, The Columbian reports.

Batum hasn't played since suffering a knee contusion a week ago, but he took to the practice court Sunday to determine how the knee would respond to game situations. The Blazers don't play again until Friday.


Trail Blazers will be without Aldridge, Batum Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) The Trail Blazers will be without both LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) and Nicolas Batum (knee) Saturday night against the Nets, according to ESPN New York.

Aldridge left Friday's practice with an upper respiratory illness and will miss his first game of the season. Batum will miss his third consecutive game with a knee injury.

Portland will be back on the court Monday against New Orleans.


Trail Blazers F Nicolas Batum unlikely to play Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum told reporters he is unlikely to play Saturday against Brooklyn, reports the team’s website.

Batum has missed the last two games after an MRI revealed he is suffering from a knee contusion. Through seven games, Batum is averaging 9.0 points and 7.7 rebounds.


Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum will skip trip to Denver


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts told reporters that forward Nicolas Batum will not accompany the team to Denver for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, according to the Oregonian. Batum is nursing a knee injury and was unable to play Tuesday against the Hornets. Stotts would not specify a timetable for his return. Batum told reporters he's hopeful of returning Monday against New Orleans.

Trail Blazers F Nicolas Batum ruled out for Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, according to the Columbian. Batum departed Sunday against Denver with a minute remaining in the game because of a right knee contusion. In seven games, he is averaging 9.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists while shooting 36.7 percent from the field.

His next chance to return will come Wednesday at Denver.


Report: MRI reveals knee contusion for Nicolas Batum


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum left Sunday's game against Denver with about a minute left due to injury. An MRI revealed Batum suffered a right knee contusion, according to The Oregonian

Batum had 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes Sunday. He is averaging 9.0 points per game through seven contests, which is his lowest average since 2009-10 (10.1 ppg). Although, he is averaging career highs in rebounding (7.7 rpg) and assists (5.7 apg).

The Blazers are back in action Tuesday against the Hornets.


Blazers SF Nicolas Batum nears triple-double Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum came close to a triple-double Thursday, scoring eight points on just 2 of 8 shooting while recording nine rebounds and nine assists in his team's 108-87 win over the Mavericks.

Batum did most of his damage from downtown, making two of his six three-point attempts while adding another two points from the free-throw line in his 29 minutes of action. He's scored in double digits just once this season but has delivered nine rebounds in each of his last three games. His nine assists were easily a season high. Batum is set to square off with the Clippers Saturday.


Nicolas Batum focusing on post game this offseason


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is working on taking his game to the "next level," according to NBA.com. In the offseason, Batum has been focused on developing a post game.

Batum finished last season averaging 13.0 points, 7.5 boards and 5.1 assists while playing all 82 games. He posted 16 double-doubles and two triple-doubles over that span. In the postseason, he averaged 15.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting over 11 games.

Nicolas Batum grabs 14 boards in win over Wizards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) With LaMarcus Aldridge still sidelined, Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum shouldered the load on Thursday, making his presence felt in the paint with 14 boards while doubling up in a 116-103 victory over the Wizards.

Batum scored 12 points on 5 of 9 from the floor, including 2 of 5 from the free throw line. He also contributed with five assists while logging 34 minutes of game action. He is averaging 18.2 points, 13.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists over his last five games.

Nicolas Batum grabs 18 boards in win over Pelicans


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum was all over the glass on Friday, doubling up with 18 boards and 22 points in a 111-103 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans.

Batum shot 8 of 16 from the floor, including 4 of 8 from behind the arc, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also contributed with five assists and one steal while logging 45 minutes of game action.

Batum has 10 double-doubles this season. He is averaging 13.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists over his last five games.

Protective mask not needed for Nicolas Batum


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum (nose) didn't need a protective mask on Sunday and nearly recorded a double-double in a 118-113 overtime defeat to the Rockets in Houston.

Batum scored eight points on 4 of 10 shooting, missing all three of his attempts from downtown. He also chipped in with 12 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal while logging 43 minutes of game action. He is averaging 11.6 points, 13.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists over his last five games.

Nicolas Batum dealing with nasal contusion, not broken nose


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Updating a previous item, Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum sustained a nasal contusion, and is expected to play Sunday against the Rockets, the team announced. No word on if he'll need a protective mask.

Batum suffered the injury in the third quarter of Friday's loss. Comcast SportsNet Northwest initially reported that he broke his nose. He is averaging 12.9 points, 6.9 boards and 5.2 assists over 62 games.

Nicolas Batum suffers broken nose Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum suffered a broken nose on Friday against the Mavericks, Comcast SportsNet Northwest reports.

Batum suffered the injury in the third quarter of Friday's loss, and is expected to use a protective mask on Sunday against the Rockets. He is averaging 12.9 points, 6.9 boards and 5.2 assists over 62 games.

Nicolas Batum stuffs stat sheet in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum was all over the glass on Monday, securing a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 107-106 loss to the Lakers.

Batum shot 6 of 14 from the floor, including 2 of 5 from 3-point land, and 3 of 5 from the free throw line. He also contributed five assists, one block and two steals while logging 38 minutes of game action.

Batum matched last season's career high with seven double-doubles. He is averaging 16.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists over his last five games.


Nicolas Batum returns from stomach issue Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum returned from a bout with gastroenteritis Friday to score three points on 1 of 4 shooting in 25 minutes of action in his team's 102-94 win over the Jazz.

Batum missed practice Thursday and played just 10 minutes in the first half Friday before heading to the locker room due to the illness. He was able to return in the second half but didn't make much of an impact in the game aside from knocking down one of his three three-point attempts. Batum has averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists over 55 games played.


Nicolas Batum questionable to return Friday with stomach issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Jazz due to gastroenteritis, the team announced.

Batum played 10 minutes in the first half before heading to the locker room, missing both of his shots while grabbing two rebounds. He didn't practice Thursday while dealing with the illness as well. Batum has averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists over 55 games played.