The Portland Trail Blazers are considering giving Nicolas Batum a multi-year contract extension.

“We’re definitely talking about that,” Miller said. “Nic is somebody that we see as part of the organization going forward. He’s part of the future of this organization.”

Batum is equally eager to listen.

“Why not?” Batum said in a phone interview from France. “I came up with the Blazers. I love Portland. I love the fans. If I can continue with them, of course I want to. Why not?”