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Nicolas Batum SF
Height/Weight: 6-8/200 | Birthdate: 12/14/1988 | Birthplace: Lisieux, France | Team: Charlotte Hornets | College: No College | NBA Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 96/62 | Average Draft Position: 48.44
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Report: Blazers to send Batum to Hornets for Henderson, Vonleh


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) The Trail Blazers are on the verge of finalizing a deal that would send forward Nicolas Batum to the Hornets, sources told Yahoo Sports.

In exchange for the Batum, the Blazers would receive guard Gerald Henderson and forward Noah Vonleh.

Batum went from averaging 13.0 points during the 2013-14 season to just 9.4 this past season. Henderson averaged 12.1 points in 80 games for the Hornets last season.


Blazers' Nicolas Batum not concerned about being traded


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) When asked about the potential of being traded in the offseason, Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum was not concerned with where he might end up, reports CSNNW.com.

"If that happens, it happens," Batum said. "That's the business, I understand that. I mean, I can't control that. All I can control is what I put on the court. I know what I am going to do this summer is try to get better."

In 71 games, Batum averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. He shot 40 percent from the field, which was a career low.

"This year was an accident and that won't happen again," Batum said. "I will do everything to make sure that it won't happen again."


Blazers F Nicolas Batum plans to rest during offseason


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) After struggling through his worst shooting season since his rookie year, Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum said he wants to rest more during the offseason, reports The Oreginian.

"Last year, I didn't manage my offseason well," Batum said. "I didn't plan to go with the national team last summer, and when I did, I had already made plans to make appearances and camps. I didn't rest."

Batum will play for the French National Team in the summer, but he said he will make sure he is rested before reporting in August.

"All I know is everybody has one bad year," Batum said. "You have to learn from it. Why? And how can I get better?"

With LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez set to become free agents in the offseason, Batum said he hopes the team can stick together.

"I'm one of the rare guys on contract," Batum said. "But I hope we get the same team back."

Batum added that he may take a break from basketball for 2-3 weeks and he has no plans to undergo wrist surgery


Trail Blazers list guard Arron Afflalo as doubtful for Sunday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) The Trail Blazers have listed guard Arron Afflalo as doubtful for Sunday's opening round game against the Grizzlies with a shoulder injury, the team announced. 

Afflalo missed the final three games of the regular season with the injury. If he is unable to go, CJ McCollum would likely fill in. Also listed on the injury report are Alonzo Gee (foot) as questionable, McCollum (ankle), Nicolas Batum (knee) and Chris Kaman (back) as probable.

The Trail Blazers are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs against Memphis


Blazers' Batum, McCollum say they'll play in Game 1; Afflalo unsure


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum and guard CJ McCollum said they intend to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, reports The Oregonian.

Batum will miss Wednesday's season finale because of a knee contusion he suffered during Monday's game, while McCollum will be held out Wednesday because of an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, guard Arron Afflalo was unsure if he'd be ready to play in Game 1, reports the team's official website. Afflalo is dealing with a right shoulder sprain, which was expected to keep him sidelined for 1-2 weeks.


Blazers F Nicolas Batum diagnosed with knee contusion


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) An MRI revealed Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum sustained a right knee contusion during Monday's contest, the team announced.

As a result of the injury, Batum has been ruled out of Wedneday's game at Dallas. The team did not indicate if the injury would affect Batum's playoff status.


X-Ray's negative on Blazers' Nicolas Batum (knee), MRI for Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/13/2015) X-Rays on Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum's right knee were negative but he'll undergo an MRI on Tuesday, reports the Oregonian

Batum left Monday's game in Oklahoma City with the knee injury and did not return.


F Nicolas Batum (knee) leaves Monday's game, will not return


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/13/2015) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has left Monday's game in Oklahoma City with a right knee injury and will not return, according to the team.

X-Rays were negative.

Trail Blazers' Aldridge, Batum, Kaman to play on Wednesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/7/2015) The Trail Blazers have announced that LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb), Nicolas Batum (back) and center Chris Kaman (thumb) will play Wednesday against the Timberwolves, according to the Oregonian.

All three players were held out of Monday's contest.

The Trail Blazers are 15-point favorites against the Timberwolves.

Trail Blazers rule Aldridge, Batum, Kaman out of Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Trail Blazers forwards LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb), Nicolas Batum (back) and center Chris Kaman (thumb) will be held out of Monday's game against the Nets, the team announced.

All three will be held out of the game to rest their injuries, but are expected to be available to play in Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.


Report: Trail Blazers' Aldridge, Batum, Kaman out for Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Trail Blazers forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum and center Chris Kaman will not travel to Brooklyn for Monday's game against the Nets, according to 750 The Game in Portland.

All three will be held out of the game for rest and are expected to join the team for Wednesday's game in Portland. 


Aldridge, Batum, Kaman all probable for Blazers on Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/27/2015) The Trail Blazers announced that forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum, and center Chris Kaman are all probable for Friday night's contest against the Suns, and according to The Oregonian, all three will play, with Batum and Aldridge starting. 

Aldridge has been dealing with an injury to his left index finger, but he played Wednesday and scored 19 points. Batum has been battling a back issue, which kept him the Blazers' last two contests. And Kaman has a shoulder strain that has kept him out of action for the last three contests. 

The Trail Blazers are 2 1/2-point favorites. 


Blazers F Nicolas Batum (back) cleared to play Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is available to play in Wednesday's game at Utah, reports The Oregonian.

Batum has been battling a back issue, which kept him out of Tuesday's contest. In 61 games, Batum is averaging 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds.

The Blazers are 1 1/2-point underdogs.


Blazers' Aldridge, Batum are questionable Wednesday; Kaman out


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Trail Blazers forwards LaMarcus Aldridge (hand) and Nicolas Batum (back) are listed as questionable for Wednesday's game at Utah, the team announced.

Aldridge and Batum missed Tuesday's contest after suffering their injuries during Saturday's game. Meanwhile, center Chris Kaman will miss his third-straight game with a shoulder injury.

The Blazers are 4 1/2-point underdogs.


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Kaman, Nicolas Batum out


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/24/2015) Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said forward LaMarcus Aldridge (hand), center Chris Kaman (shoulder) and forward Nicolas Batum (back) are out against the Warriors, per Columbian.com.

Aldridge and Batum both left Saturday's game with injuries while Kaman was hurt in Friday's contest.

The Trail Blazers are 6.5-point underdogs against the Warriors.

Blazers F Nicolas Batum (back) doubtful for Tuesday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/23/2015) After a back injury forced him to leave Saturday's game, Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum remains doubt for Tuesday's contest against the Warriors, per The Oregonian

Batum said he felt a shooting pain up his back after landing awkwardly, and after the game he said it was tough for him to stand. 

Batum is averaging 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 61 games this season. 


Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge miss second half


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Trail Blazers forwards Nicolas Batum (lower back) and LaMarcus Aldridge (left hand) were held out of the second half of Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, reports Blazers.com.

Batum, who scored no points in 15 minutes, was dealing with a back issue at the end of the first half and did not return to the game. Aldridge, who scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, had his thumb looked at after dealing with pain in the first half.

X-rays on his hand came back negative.

"Not being able to use my hand was just too much," Aldridge said. "I went back and they said it wasn't broke so that's good. It’s my hand not my thumb so now I just have to ice it and try to get back to normal. I thought it was messed up at first because it was such a sharp pain but the doctor just recommended rest so that’s good. It’s disappointing it happened so early in the game but things happen and I’ll try to get back as soon as possible. I’m not trying to rush it."


Blazers' Nicolas Batum plans to play for France this summer


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum said he will play for France during the EuroBasket Championship in August, reports The Oregonian.

"I have to fight for my country," he said.

With Batum suffering from fatigue, he said he will make sure he receives an adequate amount of rest and to not overexert himself like he did last summer when he played for the France national team.

"I have learned," he said.


Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum doubles up on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Trail Blazers Nicolas Batum posted a double-double on Thursday against the Mavericks.

Batum shot 6-12 from the field, including 2-5 from beyond the arc. He sunk his only free throw, finishing with 15 points. Batum set a new season-high on the boards, pulling down 12 rebounds during the contest. He also added six assists and one block. 


Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum doubles up on Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum picked up a double-double on Sunday against the Grizzlies.

Batum shot 7-13 from the field, including 3-7 from beyond the arc. He finished with 17 points. Batum was also active on the boards, pulling down 10 rebounds. Batum also added five assists during the contest. 


Nuggets, Blazers trade not great for Fantasy owners


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) The Trail Blazers made move that has a good chance of improving their playoff standing down the stretch, but Fantasy owners probably aren't too happy about the team's acquisition of Arron Afflalo Thursday. At the Fantasy Basketball Today blog, I broke down what the trade could mean for Afflalo and Nicolas Batum, and it isn't pretty:

"Afflalo can spell both wing spots and do a passable imitation of either Batum or Matthews, so he should see a decent amount of minutes. However, even if Batum settles in around 28 per game, that doesn't leave much room for Afflalo to get to the 30-minute threshold, and I would bet he doesn't. His best Fantasy season came as a go-to scorer on a bad Magic team, and he hasn't come close to replicating that on a much deeper Nuggets team. This Blazers team has little room for an extra scorer, so Afflalo takes a hit here.

In the end, you probably see both Afflalo and Batum slide down the rankings. Afflalo was just 49th in Fantasy points per game at the forward position before the trade, and is an easy bet to fall out of the top-50 moving forward. He has little value if you play him at guard, and is probably just a reserve at forward as well. Batum probably falls from 34th out of the top-40 at forward, a precipitous decline for a guy who was a borderline No. 1 forward a year ago."

Afflalo could be droppable in many Fantasy leagues, while Batum's bad season has only gotten worse. 


Blazers SF Nicolas Batum scores team-high 20 vs. Suns


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum scored a team-high 20 points on 6 of 13 shooting, including 2 of 6 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 108-87 win over the Suns Thursday.

Batum made a season-best six free throws on six attempts in the blowout win to post just his second 20-point performance of the season. He also added seven assists, four rebounds and one block in 36 minutes. The Blazers are set to face the Mavericks Saturday.


Blazers' Nicolas Batum plans to play through wrist injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) While rest could do Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum some good, he said he has no plans to sit out any upcoming games, reports The Oregonian.

"We haven't talked about doing that," Batum said. "Nobody proposed doing that."

Batum has been suffering from a wrist injury, but has been playing through the injury. Despite the discomfort, Batum said he's got to step up his play.

"But I've just got to suck it up," Batum said. "I can't give up on those guys. I know a lot of these losses are because of me. I know that."


Blazers forward Nicolas Batum says he's playing Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum told reporters Friday during shootaround he is planning to play Friday against the Hawks.

Batum is dealing with a wrist injury, though he has played through it for the past few games. He is averaging 9.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.


Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum in danger of missing Friday's game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum isn't sure if he'll be able to play Friday against the Hawks, according to the Oregonian.

Batum is dealing with a wrist injury, though he was able to play through the issue on Wednesday. While things started out well, Batum's wrist got worse as the game went on. "It's really sore," Batum said after the game. "The first half was OK. But it was sore in second half. I just tried to play through it." When asked whether he would be available for Friday's game, Batum told reporters he didn't know yet.

Batum is averaging 9.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.