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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%: 100/89 | Average Draft Position: 51.49
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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.


Nicolas Batum to play Friday vs. Jazz


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

Batum missed practice Thursday while dealing with illness. He has averaged 12.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists over 54 games played.


Nicolas Batum dealing with illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum sat out Thursday's practice session because of an illness, according to The Oregonian. His status remains uncertain for Friday's contest at home against Utah.

Batum has appeared in 54 games this season for the Trail Blazers, averaging 12.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.


Nicolas Batum could skip FIBA World Cup to rest


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum could forego playing in the 2014 FIBA World Cup this summer in favor of letting his body rest, Comcast SportsNet Northwest reports.

"I haven’t had a summer where I’ve been able to just rest and relax for a long time," Batum said. "It’s something that I’ll have to think about, but I won’t decide until after the season is over."

Batum also admitted to his body being "kind of tired." He has played with a broken finger while also dealing with a minor ankle injury in recent weeks. Batum has averaged 12.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists over 52 games played.


Nicolas Batum pitches in with efficient scoring


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014)  Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum helped keep his team in it Tuesday against the Thunder, as he scored the ball efficiently in a 98-95 win.

Batum took just eight shots, but made five of them en route to 18 points. He nailed three 3-pointers and went 5 of 5 at the free-throw line, and also chipped in four assists with just one turnover in 38 minutes in the win.

Batum's scoring has taken a bit of a hit this season, but that is just because he is shooting less. He is still averaging 12.8 points per game, and is contributing career-bests with 6.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in 52 appearances. 


Nicolas Batum scores 10 points vs. Grizzlies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum scored 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting, including missing all four of his three-point attempts, in his team's 98-81 loss to the Grizzlies Tuesday.

Batum suffered a minor ankle injury this week but played through it, seeing 39 minutes of action Tuesday while recording six rebounds, four assists and one steal. He has averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists over 46 games played.


MRI on ankle comes back negative for Nicolas Batum


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum underwent an MRI on his right ankle, which came back negative, according to The Oregonian.

Batum is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies. He has averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 assists and 5.6 rebounds through 45 games played this season.

Nicolas Batum struggles with new splint


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum had to convince trainers and the coaching staff to let him play Tuesday against the Thunder. One day after breaking his splint against the Rockets, Batum might have been better off sitting out, as he struggled mightily in a 105-97 loss.

Batum scored just three points on 1 of 4 shooting, and added only five rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes of action. Though he added two blocks and two steals, he also struggled defensively overall, surrendering 46 points to Thunder forward Kevin Durant.

Batum has been playing through a broken finger and has seen his production take a hit recently. Though he has appeared in each of the team's last five games, he is averaging just 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.6 rebounds per game, all below his season averages. 


Nicolas Batum probable vs. Thunder


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is officially probable for Tuesday's game against the Thunder, and coach Terry Stotts told CBSSports.com's Royce Young he expects Batum to try to play through the injury. Batum broke the splint he has been wearing on the finger Monday, but precautionary X-rays came back negative on any damage. 

Nicolas Batum needs new splint, could miss Tuesday game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum broke the splint on his injured finger Monday while scoring six points on 2 of 6 shooting in 34 minutes in his team's 126-113 loss to the Rockets.

Batum had precautionary X-rays on the injury but the injury has not worsened. However, he'll need to get a new splint before he can play, putting his status for Tuesday's game in doubt, CSNNW.com reports. He also added seven assists, three rebounds and two steals in Monday's loss.


Nicolas Batum snags triple-double vs. Magic


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum turned in his second triple-double of the season Wednesday, scoring 14 points on 6 of 14 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out a career-high 14 assists in his team's 110-94 win over the Magic.

Batum snagged his final rebound with less than a minute left to lock in the triple-double while also recording one steal and one block in 34 minutes of action. He has averaged 13.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists over 36 games played.


Nicolas Batum tosses up double-double despite injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) If Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum was bothered by his fractured finger Tuesday against the Kings, he didn't show it might. Despite playing with a splint on his left hand, Batum still registered a double-double in a 123-119 loss.

Batum showed no signs of reigning in his play despite the injury. He played 39 minutes in the game, scoring 11 points on 3 of 7 shooting, including a 5-of-6 showing at the free-throw line. He added 11 rebounds and five assists, while turning the ball over four times.

Batum's shot has been off recently, and the injury is likely related. Still, he is averaging 9.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game over the last five. 


Nicolas Batum to wear protective splint on broken finger


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is considered day-to-day with a broken finger and will wear a protective splint “nonstop for the next six weeks,” according to The Columbian.

Batum also told reporters that he was having a hard time dribbling with his left hand. The team still labels him as probable to play Tuesday against Sacramento. 


Nicolas Batum suffers broken finger Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) Testing has shown that Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum suffered a broken left middle finger in Saturday's loss to the 76ers, Comcast SportsNet Northwest reports. However, the injury of a minor variety, and Batum is expected to play through it.

Batum has averaged 13.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists over 34 games played this season.


Nicolas Batum dislocates finger in unique double-double


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum scored just four points on 1 of 9 shooting Saturday but still managed to record a double-double, tallying 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his team's 101-99 loss to the 76ers.

Batum also dislocated the middle finger on his left hand and plans to have it checked out Saturday night. He did say that he should be good to go for the team's next game Tuesday, but that may depend on what the doctors say.

Batum posted both his lowest point total and worst shooting night in Saturday's loss. It's the second time this season he's had double digits in rebounds and assists in the same game, including a triple-double in the third game of the season.


Nicolas Batum dishes it out in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum didn't get many chances to score in Monday's 105-94 win over the Jazz, probably because he was too busy setting everyone else up.

Batum matched a season-high with 11 assists in just 33 minutes, to make up for his seven points on 3 of 5 shooting. He added eight rebounds, one block and one steal, and only turned the ball over twice.

Batum has stepped up his playmaking game this season, averaging a career high 5.2 assists per game, despite playing just 35.4 minutes per game. He is adding 13.5 points and 6.4 rebounds as well. 


Nicolas Batum scores season-high 24 points vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum scored a season-high 24 points on 8 of 15 shooting, including 5 of 8 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 118-110 overtime win over the Raptors Sunday.

Batum added six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 41 minutes during the overtime win. He has averaged 14.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 10 games this season.