Nicolas Batum RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hornets free agent Nic Batum has ‘unfinished business’ in Charlotte

    Charlotte Observer "Small forward Nic Batum, the Charlotte Hornets’ most attractive free-agent-to-be, said Monday he has "unfinished business" in the Queen City. Translation: He’s predisposed to re-signing with the Hornets if the salary numbers are competitive. "We should be playing tomorrow (in the Eastern..." May 03

  • Hornets’ Nic Batum declares himself ready for Game 5

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets forward Nic Batum participated fully in shoot around this morning at American Airlines Arena and plans to play tonight against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of this first-round playoff series. Batum missed the previous two games after suffering left foot and ankle injuries in a..." April 27

  • Nicolas Batum (foot) to miss Game 4 vs. Heat

    ESPN "Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets will miss a second straight game of the team's first-round series against the Miami Heat with a left foot strain. Batum was held out of the Hornets' regular-season finale with a left ankle sprain and reinjured his foot in the fourth quarter of Game 2 in..." April 25

  • Nicolas Batum says his sprained left ankle is 'surprisingly much better'

    Miami Herald "Hornets swing man Nicolas Batum missed the Hornets' Game 3 victory over the Heat Saturday night with a sprained left ankle. He's no lock to miss Game 4 on Monday. "Surprisingly much better than when it happened like three days ago," Batum said of his ankle. "I improved like a lot. The..." April 24

  • Nicolas Batum May Miss Remainder Of Series With Ankle Sprain

    Real GM Basketball "Nicolas Batum rolled his left ankle in the Charlotte Hornets' Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat. Batum stepped on the left foot of Justise Winslow while trying to post him up near the three-point line. Al Jefferson said that the injury looks bad enough that he doesn't expect him to return this..." April 21

  • Hornets' Nicolas Batum (ankle) expects to play Game 1 vs. Heat

    ESPN "Nicolas Batum, who missed the regular-season finale with a sore left ankle, said he expects to play in Game 1 of the Charlotte Hornets' first-round matchup with the Miami Heat. "I'll be fine," said Batum, who also missed back-to-back games in early April with a left knee sprain. The..." April 15

  • Hornets' Batum to sit out regular-season finale with ankle sprain

    The Score "With playoff seeding still up for grabs, the Charlotte Hornets will be without swingman Nicolas Batum for their regular-season finale Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic. Batum sprained his left ankle during Monday's win over the Boston Celtics. The Hornets can finish no lower than sixth..." April 13

  • Hornets' Nicolas Batum exits with a strained left knee against the Cavs

    CBS Sports "Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum injured his knee against the Cleveland Cavaliers and had to leave the game in the first half. He did not return. According to the Hornets, Batum suffered a strain in his left knee. Batum played 20 minutes, scoring five points and dishing out five assists..." April 03

  • Hornets' Batum remains out with toe injury

    The Score "Nicolas Batum will miss his third consecutive game Monday night when the Charlotte Hornets take on the Sacramento Kings. Batum continues to deal with a toe injury and was spotted during Friday's contest against the New York Knicks wearing a walking boot. The Hornets are fighting to remain in..." January 25

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Cody Zeller (shoulder strain) and Nic Batum (toe sprain) will miss Friday's @hornets game in Orlando.

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY REPORT: @hornets Batum (illness) listed DOUBTFUL is OUT Harrison (illness) listed DOUBTFUL is available MKG/Jefferson OUT #TORatCHA

  • Hornets selling Nicolas Batum shirts to assist Paris attack victims

    Sporting News "The Hornets are selling a new shirt in the team's fan shop in support of French-born forward Nicolas Batum. The dri-fit shirts, emblazoned with a French flag, are $30 and are not available for purchase online. All proceeds will go to Friends of Foundation de France, Inc., to assist victims of..." December 04

  • Parker, Batum say they will play for France in 2016

    Pro Basketball Talk "There is still a bitter taste in the mouths of the French players after their overtime loss to Spain in the EuroBasket semifinals. Especially since the French were hosting the final rounds of the event in Lille. France was up by 11 and seemingly in control of the game at one point, but could not..." September 21

  • Nicolas Batum responds to report that he wants to play in Toronto

    CBS Sports "Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum will be a free agent next summer, and there's already speculation he'll leave the team that just traded for him. Grantland's Zach Lowe has reported that his camp is looking at the Toronto Raptors: Batum is an impending unrestricted free agent on a..." July 29

  • Nicolas Batum would like to play in Toronto

    The Score "Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum will become an unrestricted free agent during the salary cap free-for-all that's coming in 2016 - a fact which isn't lost on the 6-foot-8 Frenchman. To that end, those close to Batum have "made noise" about how much he'd love to play for the Toronto..." July 28

  • Nicolas Batum ready for fresh start, expanded role with Hornets

    Charlotte Observer "Soon as Nicolas Batum learned he’d been traded to Charlotte, he called fellow Frenchman Boris Diaw for the low-down. Diaw told Batum where to go and where to eat . So Friday at Batum’s introductory news conference, someone asked Batum if he’d start riding around on a Segway as Diaw..." June 28

  • Sources: Blazers trade Batum to Hornets

    Yahoo! Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers have completed a deal to send forward Nic Batum to the Charlotte Hornets for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal was finalized Wednesday night. The Blazers had been shopping Batum in recent days, and the deal gives them an..." June 25

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Portland is finalizing a trade to send Nic Batum to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Time is now for Portland to trade Nicolas Batum

    CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the 2015 NBA offseason with a potential roster overhaul on the horizon. The team only has four players guaranteed to be on the books next year, but as it turns out, one of those surefire returnees is far from a lock to remain in Rip City after..." May 23

  • Blazers’ Batum says he wrote “We don’t lose to Spanish players,” was intended as joke

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was meant to be an internal joke that got out and blown way out of proportion. That according to Portland’s Nicolas Batum, who told he was the one who wrote the “We don’t lose to Spanish players” line on a motivational card in the team locker room. Batum, who is French and says he..." April 22

  • Nicolas Batum has right knee contusion, likely for playoffs

    Blazer's Edge "Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum suffered a knee injury during the Blazers' 101-90 loss to Oklahoma City last night. After the game, the team reported that X-Rays were negative, and Batum would receive an MRI today. The latest update has just come in." April 15

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    LaMarcus Aldridge (L index finger sprain) & Nic Batum (low back pain) are QUESTIONABLE; Chris Kaman (R shoulder strain) is OUT 2nite @ Utah.

  • Blazers' Nicolas Batum will play for France this summer, but vows to get plenty of rest

    Oregonian "He knows his decision will seem perplexing. He knows some Trail Blazers fans will be upset. He knows there will be animosity and debate on internet message boards and talk radio. Yes, Nicolas Batum knows all of that. But he also knows his country needs him. So Batum has decided to play..." March 10

  • Blazers' forward Nicolas Batum's game showing signs of life

    CSN Northwest "Mexico apparently did well by Portland forward Nicolas Batum. A few days of rest and relaxation there during the All-Star break might not fully explain Batum's recent success on the court, that included 15 points, nine assists and five rebounds Wednesday night during a 111-95 win over San..." February 26

  • Nicolas Batum's disappearing act should concern Trail Blazers as second half of season nears

    Oregonian "The locker with the answers was barren, save for a lone T-shirt hanging and a chocolate protein drink, half consumed, on the mantle. It was tough to tell just how quickly Nicolas Batum jetted out of the Portland Trail Blazers locker room Wednesday night, but judging from the streaks still..." January 16

  • Blazers forward Nicolas Batum wears “Je Suis Charlie” shirt in warm-ups after Paris shooting

    Columbian "Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum wore a “Je Suis Charlie” t-shirt to honor the victims of the shooting at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hedbo in Paris. “Je Suis Charlie” translates to “I am Charlie.” He wore the shirt both during his individual pregame..." January 09

  • With Batum, Blazers should take the Spurs approach

    CSN Northwest "A variety of maladies. That was the reason Gregg Popovich gave when he pulled Tony Parker from a road trip last season sending the San Antonio Spurs point guard home to rest and recover. Parker had been dealing with a variety of injuries and wasn’t playing at his usual level. In the two..." December 20

  • Batum on fall: "I couldn't breathe"

    CSN Northwest "Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum took a nasty fall during the fourth quarter of Portland win over Milwaukee Wednesday night. Batum was pushed in the back by Larry Sanders mid-air in-route to a dunk." December 18

  • Batum to miss at least two games with knee injury

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum will miss both Tuesday night's game at the Moda Center versus the Charlotte Bobcats and will not travel to Denver for Wednesday's game, either, head coach Terry Stotts said pregame. " November 12

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    MRI confirms #Blazers F Nic Batum sustained a right knee contusion. He's listed as questionable for Tuesday vs. Charlotte. #RipCity

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    Blazers update that forward Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) is out for Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

  • Nicolas Batum's coming out party?

    CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas..." September 17

  • Trail Blazer Nicolas Batum found in contempt of court, must pay ex-wife $216,000

    Oregonian "A Clackamas County judge found Portland Trail Blazer forward Nicolas Batum in contempt of court and breach of contract Thursday for failing to make divorce settlement payments to his ex-wife. The ruling clears the way for Batum's ex-wife, Melanie Pimentel, to garnishee his wages. Batum, 25,..." August 15

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    Batum said on the play that he was limping after and then came back eventually that he got hit on his big toe.

  • Batum to wear splint on finger the remainder of season

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum says for the remainder of the season, including playoffs, he will continue to wear a protective splint on the left middle finger he fractured earlier this year. The small forward says his finger has since been virtually repaired and he mentioned he..." March 22

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    To clarify, Batum sustained a nasal contusion and is expected to play Sunday at Houston.

  • Batum suffers broken nose in loss to Dallas

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum did indeed break his nose in last night’s 103-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, his agent Bouna Ndiaye informed Saturday morning. Batum was immediately rushed after the game to get a checkup and the results came back as..." March 08

  • An ill Batum will be ready for Timberwolves

    CSN Northwest "If the Portland Trail Blazers hope to remain competitive during this stint with three of its players out with injuries, forward Nicolas Batum must have a huge part to play in that. It’s going to be hard to do, however, if he’s not feeling like himself. Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs..." February 23

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    MRI results for Nicolas Batum's right ankle are negative. He's listed as probable for the #Blazers Tuesday night game against Memphis.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Blazers F Nicolas Batum dealing with right foot injury he sustained 2 weeks ago vs Boston. Has no range of motion. Will have MRI tomorrow.

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    Mike Barrett @blazermb

    Nic Batum has been upgraded to probable for tonight's game.

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    Casey Holdahl @CHold

    Nicolas Batum (broken left middle finger) says he can't really dribble with his left hand. He's listed as probable for Tuesday's game.

  • Batum breaks middle finger in loss to 76ers

    CSN Northwest "Nicolas Batum broke the middle finger on his left hand in the final seconds of the Blazers home loss to the 76ers, a source tells Blazers Insider Chris Haynes. Coach Stotts said postgame he initially believed it was a dislocation. Batum later confirmed that the finger did, in fact,..." January 05

  • Batum apologetic after getting triple-double by launching last-second shot

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nicolas Batum recorded the first triple-double of the NBA season on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the Blazers’ win over the Spurs. The problem, at least in Batum’s eyes, was the way in which he ultimately achieved this statistical feat. The game’s outcome..." November 03

  • Blazers Nicolas Batum out for Wednesday's game with a concussion

    CBS Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers committed big money to Nicolas Batum in 2012 when the Minnesota Timberwolves were trying to secure the services of the restricted free agent. Because of that big pricetag big things are expected out of the small forward especially in a season in which the Portland Trail..." October 09

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Nicolas Batum (concussion) is out for Wednesday's preseason game vs. Phoenix.

  • Batum steps up for crowning moment

    ESPN "They came in waves. Mantas Kalnietis Renaldas Seibutis even Linas Kleiza. Just as Tony Parker had expected. Just as everyone watching back in France had anticipated from Lithuania with the EuroBasket title on the line. The San Antonio Spurs guard already feeling fatigue in every muscle had..." September 23

  • A Troubling Trend For Nicolas Batum

    Rip City Project "France was upset for the second time in the EuroBasket tournament today as they fell to the Lithuanian team 62-76. There was no clear leader for the French today. Tony Parker put up 11 points in 30 minutes of play while Boris Diaw (yes that Boris Diaw) acted as the team’s most valuable facilitator..." September 14

  • Nicolas Batum says LaMarcus Aldridge doesn't want a trade

    CBS Sports "Nicolas Batum told that he thinks Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is still the No.1 guy on the Blazers despite Damian Lillard's rise to stardom last season and that he doesn't believe Aldridge has demanded a trade. Who do you think is going to be the No. 1 guy on the..." August 23

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Blazers Nicolas Batum's troublesome right wrist is no more. He says it's now completely healthy.