11:20 PM EDT, Fri April 17, 2015

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: Nicolas Batum vs. Jeff Green features two forwards looking for rhythm

Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum and Grizzies forward Jeff Green are both looking shake inconsistent regular seasons in time for playoff surge.
Blazersedge 17 hours ago

Where Did the Portland Trail Blazers' Defense Go and Will it Come Back for the Playoffs?

Ever since Matthews went down, Portland's defense has been one fiery, hot mess. Luckily, it appears those struggles were somewhat random and the Blazers will be a lot tougher come playoff time. There was a time when Nicolas Batum was widely considered the Blazers' best perimeter defender. His lanky limbs would smother three positions and occasionally a fourth. Anytime an opposing player started to get a rhythm, the Blazers would send their own version of the Stifle Tower to put out the fire. He still plays this role on occasion but at some point he lost his crown to Wesley Matthews. Now,...
Blazersedge Apr 14, 2015

Nicolas Batum Injury Update: Right Knee Contusion, Likely For Playoffs

Batum received an MRI after injuring his knee in the first quarter of Monday night's Thunder game. 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: MRI confirms @nicolas88batum has a right knee contusion. He is out for Wednesday's game at Dallas. More " http://t.co/pi2uwgYaJs — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 14, 2015 Batum has averaged 9.4 points, 5.9 rebounds,...

Nicolas Batum leaves Trail Blazers' game against Thunder with right knee injury

The Blazers announced X-Rays on Batum's right knee came back negative. He did not return to the game and will get an MRI on Tuesday.
Blazersedge Apr 13, 2015

Video: Nicolas Batum injured in First Quarter of Oklahoma City Game

Nicolas Batum suffered an apparent knee injury in the first quarter of the Portland vs. Oklahoma City game Nicolas Batum suffered an apparent right knee injury in the first quarter of Monday's Portland vs. Oklahoma City game. The injury occurred with 1:36 left in the first quarter when Batum and Joel Freeland went up for a rebound. Batum landed awkwardly once Freeland claimed the board. After an immediate Blazer turnover, Batum fouled Dion Waiters to stop a fast break. He then limped to the sideline. Batum was ruled out of the rest of the game after X-Rays came up negative, according to...

Nicolas Batum 'happy' in Portland with Trail Blazers three years after his flirtation with Minnesota

Since Portland matched Minnesota's four-year, $45 million free agent offer sheet in the summer of 2012, Batum has averaged 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists and has won 57 percent of its games.
Canis Hoopus Apr 8, 2015

Timberwolves at Trailblazers Game Thread

Only five more to go for our doughty band of...yeah. Wolves at Blazers9:00 pm CDTFS North The Blazers are sitting at 50-27, atop the Northwest division but with only the 6th fewest losses in the Western Conference. No doubt they would like to win out and perhaps pass a couple of teams immediately in front of them, but their primary concern will be to get to the post-season as healthy as possible. Wesley Matthews is already gone for the year, and key starters LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum are struggling with minor issues that have caused them to miss games recently. Neither played in...

Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman out vs. Brooklyn Nets

The team announced on Sunday that LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Chris Kaman will all be held out on Monday.
NetsDaily Apr 5, 2015

Batum, Kaman and Aldridge won't travel to Brooklyn Monday night

The Nets will get a break this Monday night when they play a makeup game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman and All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge won't make the trip for the game that was postponed back on January 26th, due to the severe winter storm across New York. Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman, and LaMarcus Aldridge will not travel with the #Blazers to Brooklyn per sources. Will all stay home to rest.— Amy Schwartz (@TheAmySchwartz) April 5, 2015 The Portland Trail Blazers have an inconvenience with the Brooklyn game smacked in between two consecutive home games....
Blazersedge Apr 5, 2015

Multiple Blazers Will Not Make Trip to Brooklyn

Several key Trail Blazers will stay home as the team travels to New York for a make up game. The Portland Trail Blazers were originally scheduled to face the Brooklyn Nets on January 26th as part of a 4-game Eastern Conference road swing. That game got postponed, courtesy of an East Coast blizzard that never materialized in Brooklyn itself. As a result, Portland will be forced to travel cross-continent for a single-game on Monday. Amy Schwartz of Portland radio station 750 the Game tweets that several Trail Blazers will remain home when their plane takes off for Brooklyn. Nicolas Batum,...
Blazersedge Apr 2, 2015

Blazers vs. Clippers Final Score: 126-122; Portland Blows 19 Point Lead to Los Angeles

Portland threw away a 19 point lead with a chance to win their division Wednesday night at home. LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points, Nicolas Batum had 21 points, but the Portland Trail Blazers lost a big lead and the game versus the Los Angeles Clippers 126-122 Wednesday night at Moda Center. The first quarter was a display of dominance on the part of LaMarcus Aldridge.  Aldridge shot 7-of-9 from the field in the quarter for 16 points, tearing up anything and everything the Clippers did to stop him.  The Blazers as a team shot 64% from the field, with Damian Lillard, Batum, and Robin Lopez...
Rip City Project Mar 26, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers: Keep calm and appreciate circumstances

The Portland Trail Blazers needed a win last night against the Utah Jazz, and they got just that. The Trail Blazers had lost their last five games entering the game in Utah, and they are dealing with injuries to LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman, and Wesley Matthews, who is done for the season. Four of the Trail Blazers’ top seven […] Portland Trail Blazers: Keep calm and appreciate circumstances - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum upgraded to 'questionable' vs. Utah Jazz

Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum upgraded to 'questionable' vs. Utah Jazz

LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum have been upgraded from "doubtful" to "questionable," and Chris Kaman has been ruled out for the Blazers' visit to Utah.
Blazersedge Mar 25, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Injury Watch: LaMarcus Aldridge Upgraded for Utah Game

The Blazers release their latest injury updates in advance of Blazers-Jazz tonight. The Portland Trail Blazers have released their latest injury updates in advance of tonight's matchup with the Utah Jazz. LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum have been upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Chris Kaman will not play. LaMarcus Aldridge (L index finger sprain) & Nic Batum (low back pain) are QUESTIONABLE; Chris Kaman (R shoulder strain) is OUT 2nite @ Utah. — Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) March 25, 2015 The Blazers fared well in the first half against the Golden State Warriors...
Blazersedge Mar 25, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Preview

The Blazers ride a five-game losing streak into Utah tonight to face the Jazz on the second night of back-to-back. Portland Trail Blazers (44-25, No. 4 in the West) vs. Utah Jazz (31-39, No. 11 in the West)Wednesday, March 25EnergySolutions Arena; Salt Lake City, UT | 6:00 p.m. PST | Local TV/Radio: CSNNWHD; 620 AMOut for the Blazers: Wesley Matthews, Chris Kaman (doubtful), LaMarcus Aldridge (doubtful), Nicolas Batum (doubtful) | Out for the Jazz: Alec Burks, Rodney Hood (doubtful), Gordon Hayward (doubtful)SBN Affiliate: SLC Dunk | Timmay's Viewing Guide | Blazer's Edge Night The Blazers...

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