10:47 PM EDT, Sun August 02, 2015
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Nicolas Batum participates in 2015 NBA Africa game

On Saturday, the NBA had its first game held in Africa, and it was a major success. Several NBA players participated in the event, along with legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo. The 52-year old Olajuwon showed no signs of his old age, as he got the South African crowd excited with his ‘Dream Shake’ jumper: All of the players […] The post Nicolas Batum participates in 2015 NBA Africa game appeared first on Queen City Hoops.
Rufus on Fire Aug 1, 2015

Nicolas Batum and team Africa lose to team World 97-101

Nicolas Batum took a backseat in the first ever NBA Africa game, but that's okay cause the game itself was amazing. Nicolas Batum got to take part in one of the coolest events of the NBA offseason, the NBA Africa game. Batum was a representative of team Africa alongside the Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Miami Heat's Luol Deng, the Minnesota TimberWolves Gorgui Dieng, and former Charlotte Hornet now current Toronto Raptor Bismack Biyombo. Opposing team Africa was team World featuring NBA players from across the globe like the Memphis Grizzlies Marc Gasol, the Chicago Bulls Pau...
At The Hive Jul 29, 2015

Nicolas Batum to the Toronto Raptors is just another possibility

Zach Lowe wrote about the Charlotte Hornets, and a possible destination for Nicolas Batum was brought up. While the Toronto Raptors wouldn't be the wort destination for Batum it's not exactly a guarantee. Nicolas Batum arrived to the Charlotte Hornets in a controversial trade that sent young big man, Noah Vonleh, to the Portland Trail Blazers. It was one of many moves the Hornets made this offseason that has been fiercely discussed. Joining that conversation was Grantland's Zach Lowe. In a pretty fantastic piece, Lowe tries to answer the question we've all been asking. What in the world...
Queen City Hoops Jul 28, 2015

Nicolas Batum denies wanting to play for the Toronto Raptors

  On Tuesday afternoon there were rumors swirling around Twitter that the newly-acquired Nicolas Batum was already looking to get out of Charlotte. An article by NBC Sports made the claim that Batum was eyeing the Toronto Raptors next season when he becomes a free agent. But Nicolas Batum quickly denied that report via Twitter, in a rather humorous fashion: […] The post Nicolas Batum denies wanting to play for the Toronto Raptors appeared first on Queen City Hoops.
Blazersedge Jul 20, 2015

Noah Vonleh Named Second-Team for Summer League Performance

Blazers forward Noah Vonleh was named to the Summer League's Second Team for his performance in Las Vegas. The early dividends of the Nicolas Batum trade are already showing for the Portland Trail Blazers. Noah Vonleh was named to the Summer League's Second Team after a strong four game showing in Las Vegas.  Vonleh averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in four starts, helping Portland advance to the the second round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Boston Celtics. .@NoahVonleh was named all-NBA second team at @NBASummerLeague, averaging 17.3 points, 8.5...
Rufus on Fire Jul 16, 2015

Nicolas Batum to play in inaugural NBA Africa game

Nicolas Batum will join two former Charlotte players on Team Africa in an exhibition game next month, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nicolas Batum will join former Charlotte players Bismack Biyombo and Boris Diaw on Team Africa in the inaugural NBA Africa game, Batum announced via his Instagram Thursday morning. I guess @giannis_ante34 and I gonna have to play PG ! ... I am very proud an honored to be part of this #NBAAfricaGame #TeamAfricaCamer A photo posted by Nicolas Batum (@nicbatum88) on Jul 16, 2015 at 7:15am PDT Representing Team Africa along with Batum, Biyombo and Diaw...
Canis Hoopus Jul 15, 2015

Morning Pickup: Wolves Set to Introduce Bjelica, Tournament Action Tips Off

Longtime Wolves prospect Nemanja Bjelica will be introduced today at Mayo Clinic Square. Later on, the Wolves Summer League team opens up tournament play against the Blazers. The Timberwolves will introduce reigning Euroleague MVP Nemanja Bjelica (nay-MON-yah bee-ELL-leets-zah) today at Mayo Clinic Square. The press conference is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. The team officially announced the signing of Bjelica yesterday. He will wear No. 88 for the Wolves. Only four NBA players have worn the number before him. That list includes Nicolas Batum, Christian Eyenga, Antoine Walker (2005 with...
Blazersedge Jul 10, 2015

Nicolas Batum Portland Trail Blazers Video Highlights

We bid farewell to Portland's former small forward with a look at his greatest hits. Nicolas Batum's seven seasons as a Portland Trail Blazer came to an end last month when General Manager Neil Olshey traded him to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson. During his time in Portland Batum was a "jack-of-all-trades" type who could be relied upon to stuff the stat sheet and defend the opposition's best perimeter player. Batum's versatility came to the forefront in March 2014 when LaMarcus Aldridge missed a string of games due to injury. Batum, already one of the top assisting forwards...
Blazersedge Jul 9, 2015

Set Your Clocks, It's Lillard Time

Trail Blazers fans recently suffered the departures of four tenured starters, including superstar LaMarcus Aldridge. Damian Lillard is around long-term, though, and now that the franchise has officially launched the youth movement, the young point guard should fully blossom in the Rose City among a fresh core of players. Many Blazers fans just went through what was likely one of their most tumultuous, uncertain and uneasy two weeks of following their favorite team. What started with the trades of long-time starter Nicolas Batum and Portland-staple Steve Blake evolved into the departures of...

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