Batum said he plans to stay mostly in France over the summer rather than travel all over the world as he did last year.
Batum said he might not touch a basketball for 2 or 3 weeks, just fly back to France and relax. No plans for wrist surgery.
Nicolas Batum: “I’m mad to be out of the playoffs in the first round. And I know a big part of (the reason why) is me."
"I'm mad to be out of the first round. And I know I'm a big part of it." - Nicolas Batum
"This is the last time we will see each other this season. We don't know what's going to happen next." -- Nicolas Batum
Nicolas Batum is next.
Nic Batum knows he will be bashed for poor season: "I understand that ... I understand why people will get mad. I'm the first to get mad.''
Dame-CJ-Batum-LA-Meyers were a +5 in 22 minutes tonight.
Stotts playing a four-guard lineup. Tim Frazier at the 4, Batum at the 5.
All-Stars didn't show up. Batum didn't show up. CJ McCollum? Showed up.
Batum, LA and Dame with a night to forget in a series full of them.
Leonard, CJ, Lillard, Aldridge and Batum in there for what could be the final 5:36 of the Blazers’ season.
Three straight chances to take the lead come up empty for the Blazers: LA miss, Lillard missed 3, Batum missed pull up.
Batum now 2-10 with 6 misses in a row
Know CJ is hot. But if Batum can't take Beno to the cup...
I'd bet Lillard, McCollum, Batum and Leonard play the rest of the way.
Lillard, McCollum, Batum, Lopez and Leonard to start the 4th.
Halftime in Memphis: Grizzlies 46, Blazers 39. Aldridge 2-for-8; Batum 2-for-7 but Lillard (13 points) and McCollum (11) keeping POR in it
Grizzlies lead up 46-39 at half. Lillard with 13 points. McCollum with 11. LaMarcus Aldridge and Nic Batum a combined 4-15.
Batum messed up on last inbound play before the half. Stotts lets him know before heading into locker room. Not a good half for Nic
Halftime: Grizzlies 46, Blazers 39 - Lillard 13pts, McCollum 11pts, Batum 6pts, 5rebs; ZBo 11pts, Courtney Lee 10pts for Memphis.
Follow dunk - half amazing Blown by by Nic Batum - all man
20-20 after 1. All Portland points from Dame (9), CJ (7) and Batum (4).
Batum and assistant Jay Triano exchange heated words. Stotts and staff not happy with Batum 3. Batum shouts back "I know what I'm doing!"
Blazers-Grizzlies All-Tournament Team through four games: Mike Conley, Courtney Lee, Nic Batum, Meyers Leonard, Marc Gasol.
Batum starts on Calathes. Dame on Lee.
The report also says that the late Jeff Green loose ball foul shouldn't have been on him because Batum "initially clamped Green's arm."
More Batum on Lillard: "I know he's been criticized the first three games (of series), but he showed he's a big-time player in this league."
Asked Nic Batum if he could think back to rookie Meyers guarding Marc Gasol: "He grew up."
The Lillard-CJ-Batum-LMA-Leonard lineup that closed the game played 20 minutes together across 8 games in the regular season.
Long after the Grizzlies gave the intentional foul, Nicolas Batum threw up a shot from about 65 feet -- and it went in.
Batum had the arm. I dunno. Kevin Love is somewhere, apoplectic.