Nicolas Batum F  #5

Born: Dec 14, 1988 (27 years old)

Birthplace: Lisieux, Basse-Normandie (France)

Nationality: France

Height: 6-8 (203cm)     Weight: 200 (91kg)

Hand: Right

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicolas88batum

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicbatum88/

Current Team: Caen Basket Calvados

Job Title: Ambassador

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Charlotte Hornets)

Free Agent: PO-2020; UFA-2021

Current Agent: Bouna Ndiaye

Draft Entry: 2008 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2008 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 25, Houston Rockets

Draft Rights Trade: HOU to POR, Jun 26, 2008

Pre-Draft Team: Le Mans Sarthe Basket (France)

Nicolas Batum News

Nicolas Batum Re-Signs With Hornets On Five-Year, $120M Deal
Nicolas Batum will have a player option in the fifth year of the contract.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Nicolas Batum To Meet With Mavericks
Nicolas Batum previously played on the wing with Wesley Matthews as members of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Lakers Could Meet With Nicolas Batum
The Hornets have reportedly made re-signing Nicolas Batum one of their top priorities in free agency but he's considering other options.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Wizards Interested In Al Horford, Ryan Anderson, Nicolas Batum
All three players fit with their plans of playing faster and smaller with more perimeter shooting.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Golden State Would Like To Sign Small Forward Into Core As Plan B
Nicolas Batum is likely a better fit than Harrison Barnes but his maximum salary will begin at $28 million compared to $23.5 million.

Marcus Thompson/San Jose Mercury News

Report: Nicolas Batum Optimistic Of Quickly Agreeing Upon Deal With Hornets
Nicolas Batum's agent is optimistic of being able to quickly agree upon a new contract in free agency with the Hornets.

FIFA.com

Nicolas Batum Played How He Wanted For First Time In NBA With Hornets
Nicolas Batum is the most attractive free agent amongst many for the Hornets.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Nicolas Batum Will Miss Game Four with Left Foot Strain
Batum re-injured his foot in the fourth quarter of Game Two against the Miami Heat and missed Game Three.

Justin Verrier / ESPN

Nicolas Batum's Ankle 'Surprisingly Much Better,' Could Play Game 4
Nicolas Batum's sprained left ankle has improved quickly enough that he may be able to play in Monday's Game 4.

Manny Navarro/Miami Herald

Nicolas Batum Expected To Miss Remainder Of First Round
Nicolas Batum is unable to place weight on the foot.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Nicolas Batum May Miss Remainder Of Series With Ankle Sprain
Steve Clifford said he's "very" concerned about the severity of Nicolas Batum's ankle injury.

Justin Verrier/ESPN

DeMarcus Cousins, Nicolas Batum Named Players Of The Week
DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings to a 3-1 week behind averages of 32.5 points (tied-first in the conference) and 11.0 rebounds (third in the conference).

RealGM Staff Report

Nicolas Batum Interested In Playing For Raptors
Nicolas Batum has interest in playing for the Raptors when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Hornets Acquire Nicolas Batum From Blazers For Vonleh, Henderson
The Hornets are finalizing an acquisition of Nicolas Batum from the Blazers for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nicolas Batum Apologizes For Posting 'We Don't Lose To Spanish Players' In Locker Room
Nicolas Batum apologized for posting a team motivational message that was perceived to be a a shot at Marc Gasol and Spanish players.

Michael Wallace/ESPN

Batum Glad Blazers Matched Three Years After Signing Offer Sheet With Wolves
Nicolas Batum admitted he occasionally plays the what-if game in regards to the four-year, $45 million offer sheet he signed with the Wolves.

Jason Quick/Oregonian

Larry Sanders Suspended One Game By NBA For Pushing Nicolas Batum While Elevated
Larry Sanders has been suspended one game for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward basket on Dec. 17.

RealGM Staff Report

Batum To Participate In FIBA World Cup For France
Nicolas Batum and France won the European Championship last summer.

Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Batum: Oden Planning To Return To NBA Next Season
Greg Oden looks to be in good shape and is planning to make a return to the NBA next season.

Chris Haynes/Comcast SportsNet (Twitter)

Batum's Game Has Expanded With New Contract, More Opportunities
Nicolas Batum ranks 11th in scoring, seventh in steals and fourth in minutes.

Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Batum On Navarro Hit: I Wanted To Give Him A Good Reason To Flop
Nicolas Batum swung at Juan Carlos Navarro's groin area while trying to commit an intentional foul.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Batum Dealing With Tweaked Back
Nicolas Batum tweaked his back during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.

FIBA

Blazers Match Batum's Offer Sheet With Wolves
The Blazers have officially matched the four-year, $46.5 million offer sheet Nicolas Batum signed with the Wolves.

Ben Golliver/Blazers Edge

Timberwolves Submit Four-Year, $46M Offer Sheet For Batum
The Blazers have until Wednesday to match Minnesota’s offer to Nicolas Batum.

Jon Krawczynski/Associated Press

Blazers Continue To Resist Wolves' Trade Efforts For Batum
The Wolves will sign Nicolas Batum to a four-year, $46.4 million offer sheet on Sunday after making repeated attempts to acquire him via sign-and-trade.

Ric Bucher/ESPN

Batum Seen As Timberwolves' Missing Piece
David Kahn referred to Nicolas Batum as the Timberwolves’ missing piece."

Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Timberwolves To Amnesty Darko In Order To Sign Batum
The Timberwolves plan to amnesty the final two years on Darko Milicic’s contract.

Ric Bucher/ESPN

Batum Confirms Desire To Play For T-Wolves
Nicolas Batum admitted his preference is to leave Portland for the Timberwolves.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Agent: Batum No Longer Emotionally Committed To Playing For Blazers
Nicolas Batum has met with the Blazers and told them he’d like to play for the Timberwolves.

Chris Haynes/CSNNW

Wolves Considered Offering Derrick Williams, Webster In Batum Sign-And-Trade
The Wolves considered offering Derrick Williams and Martell Webster to the Blazers in a sign-and-trade to ensure they would land Nicolas Batum.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

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