Nicolas Batum Rumors

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Nicolas Batum
Nicolas Batum
Position: F-G
Born: 12/14/88
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $20,869,566
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But Batum spent some of the most formative years of his adult life in Portland, so, in a sense, there’s a part of him that never really left. “I spent seven years in this city,” Batum said Tuesday at the Moda Center, where the Blazers hosted the Hornets. “When I came here, I was technically nothing. I was 19. Didn’t speak much English. I was just a young guy. When I left, I was a man. This is always going to be a special place for me. Always. Forever.”
“I can’t say enough about how much this team needs Nic Batum,” power forward Marvin Williams said Thursday after practice. “Not only offensively what he brings to the table for himself and the rest of us, but defensively as well. He’s such a smart player, such a great player, on both ends of the floor. When you (lose) a guy like that, who does so many things, the team does struggle a little bit in his absence. If he’s back out there, it will make a huge difference.”