John Hollinger of ESPN.com named Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum as one of 10 breakout players for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

Batum came off the bench at the start of last season and averaged only 30.4 minutes per game. There is no way on God's green Earth he plays that infrequently in 2012-13, not after the Blazers purged most of the veterans and handed Batum a $45 million deal in the offseason.