7:06 PM EDT, Sat June 25, 2016

Report: Hornets offering No. 22 pick if a team will take Spencer Hawes or Jeremy Lamb

Getting players on expiring contracts to play together is not easy, but the Hornets did it exceptionally well. Now comes the harder part. How does Charlotte re-sign Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams, Courtney Lee, Jeremy Lin and Al Jefferson? The short answer: The Hornets almost certainly cant. But theyre trying to maximize their chances of bringing []
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 17, 2016

Lakers LinkedIn: The Lakers should do everything they can to sign Nicolas Batum

The versatile Frenchman will be available and the purple and gold shouldn't wait to pursue him. Welcome to Lakers Linkedin, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. Today, we examine whether or not the Lakers should try and add one of the class' top wings in Nicolas Batum. Nicolas Batum's Resume -6-8, 200 lbs, SG/SF -FIBA Europe U-18 MVP -Two-time French League Rising Star Award -FIBA World Cup Bronze...

2016 NBA free agents: Nic Batum fits Miami Heat needs

Few free agents in this summer’s class look like better pieces for the Heat than Nicolas Batum. Unfortunately for Miami, plenty of other teams will be thinking the same thing. Batum is a versatile wing ...

2016 NBA free agents: Ryan Anderson can help Miami Heat 3-point shooting

Along with looking to sign a “whale,” the Heat need to improve their 3-point shooting this offseason. One free agent who could help Miami in this area is stretch power forward Ryan Anderson. At ...

2016 NBA free agents: Miami Heat’s Mike Conley option

Almost everything’s on the table as Pat Riley rushes to get the Heat back to a championship level. That includes a change at point guard. While Riley and Erik Spoelstra have been very positive ...
At The Hive May 31, 2016

FIBA: Nicolas Batum likely to re-sign with Charlotte Hornets

Batum will probably be a Hornet next season, according to a report. Nicolas Batum and the Charlotte Hornets are expected to hammer out a deal very quickly this summer so that the swingman can play for his native France in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, according to a report from FIBA.com. From FIBA: "Batum's agent had previously indicated that his client, a free agent who just had a terrific first season with the Charlotte Hornets, would be in the United States resolving his NBA future and that the paperwork would not be finalized in time for him to play." This is what many expected...
Blazersedge May 30, 2016

Free Agency Rumor: Nicolas Batum To Re-Sign With Hornets

Hornets forward Nicolas Batum rumored to re-sign in Charlotte. The 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (July 5-10) coincides with the start of NBA free agency this year. There has been concern from the French team that forward Nicolas Batum will be unable to play in the tournament as he determines his next career move in the States. Yet, they list Batum on their 17-man roster, and rumors have surfaced that the 27-year-old will quickly re-sign with the Charlotte Hornets, which would allow him to participate in the tournament. Per FIBA.com: Batum's agent had previously indicated that...
Rufus on Fire May 25, 2016

Looking back at Nicolas Batum's up-and-down defense

Nicolas Batum had a great season for the Charlotte Hornets. However, there's still room for improvement and we also need to acknowledge his stints of poor defense. The previous installments of "Looking back at" have all been positive so far. That isn't the case with this article, which is devoted to Nicolas Batum's defense. First, though, it's necessary to point out that Batum was huge for the Charlotte Hornets during the 2015-16 season. His skillset helped the coaching staff mightily and allowed them to completely rework the team's offense. The "Looking back at Batum - Zeller...

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