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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
Nicolas Batum makes his public self-criticism for his summer with the French national team, revealing that the team and himself had their issues. As he explained: “Our tournament was very disappointing. It was perhaps our most important tournament and we’re not really there. We were a little overconfident, like “it’s good, we know each other, we will be ready on D-Day. We were perhaps too focused on the semi-finals, before playing the quarter-finals. The tournament had not started yet and one wondered how to avoid one or other team in the semis! Today, I still want to know what happened. Collectively and personally”.
Storyline: Olympic Games
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“Basketball got better,” said French forward Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets. “Now, they’re still the best in the world, with the best player, but we can’t step on the court and watch them because they play for USA. It was like that in ’92 with the Dream Team. Now we step on the court, we want to compete. They still have the best in the world, they’ve got KD, [Carmelo Anthony], Kyrie – those guys are still the best in the world. But when you step on the court and play, you never know.”
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“You saw Nando De Colo and Thomas Heurtel tonight,” Nicolas Batum said. “I think people in the U.S. don’t really know them. Those guys can really play. I mean, De Colo was the MVP of the EuroLeague, and Heurtel was the best prospect in EuroLeague, too. And we’ve got Rudy Gobert coming, and Joffrey Lauvergne, and Evan Fournier is pretty good, too. So, we have a lot of guys that have been drafted the last two years or so on good teams in the NBA. It’s going to be a different era, of course, but it’s still going to be good.”