Nicolas Batum F  #88

Current Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Born: Dec 14, 1988 (26 years old)

Birthplace: Lisieux, Basse-Normandie (France)

Nationality: France

Height: 6-8 (203cm)     Weight: 225 (102kg)

Hand: Right


Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Portland Trail Blazers)

Free Agent: UFA-2016

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

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.


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.

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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)

Batum Agrees To Four-Year, $45M Offer Sheet With Minnesota
Nicolas Batum has agreed to a four-year, $45 million offer sheet with the Wolves.

Jon Krawczynski/AP (via Twitter)

Blazers Vow To Match All Offers To Batum
The Blazers plan to match all offers to Nicolas Batum.

Jason Quick/Oregonian

Source: Batum Unhappy With Blazers, Wants To Play For Timberwolves
The Timberwolves are believed to have offered Nicolas Batum a four-year deal that could approach $50 million.

Dwight Jaynes/CSNNW

Batum Considering Four-Year, $45-50 Million Offer From Timberwolves
Nicolas Batum is a restricted free agent.

Blazers Extend Qualifying Offer To Batum
Nicolas Batum will become a restricted free agent on July 1.

RealGM Staff Report

Warriors Looking To Use Picks To Trade For Veteran Small Forward
Golden State reportedly would like to trade a combination of its four first-round picks for Andre Iguodala, Nicolas Batum, Luol Deng, Rudy Gay, Danny Granger or Josh Smith.

San Francisco Chronicle

Batum Will Sign First Good Offer
Nicolas Batum will not delay free agency negotiations to help the Trail Blazers.

Pierce Offered To Blazers By Celtics
The Celtics have offered Paul Pierce to the Blazers, but the team intends to preserve their cap flexibility.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

McMillan Gets Defensive When Asked About Rotation
The Blazers have dropped five of their last eight games.


Batum MRI Reveals Bone Contusion, Listed As Day-To-Day
Nicolas Batum twisted his knee in the closing seconds of a loss to the Jazz on Wednesday night.


BCM Gravelines Atop French LNB Pro A Power Rankings
BCM Gravelines has recently stumbled in Eurocup play, but they haven’t lost a domestic league game since Dec. 10th against JDA Dijon and hold a one game lead over Chalon in the standings.

RealGM Staff Report

Batum Injures Knee, Scheduled To Undergo MRI
Nicolas Batum twisted his knee late in a loss to the Jazz on Monday.

Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Batum Not Bothered By Failed Contract Extension
Nicolas Batum said he is focused on the rest of the season.


Batum Disappointed With Blazers’ Final Offer
Portland’s proposal was viewed by Nicolas Batum’s agent as a “low-ball” offer.

Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Batum, Blazers Still Working On Extension
The Blazers have until midnight Wednesday to sign Nicolas Batum to an extension.

Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Batum's Agent To Submit Counter Proposal To Blazers
Nicolas Batum's agent is expected to give the Blazers their counterproposal in Monday's meeting.

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