HoopsHype Nicolas Batum Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 20, 2014 | 08:42 PM

Erik Gundersen

It was a different atmosphere at the Moda Center. But it wasn't so different for Nicolas Batum. Also, a game. columbian.com/news/2014/oct/…

Joe Freeman

While Maccabi was attempting FTs, Batum snuck down other end of court. Matthews noticed, tossed full-court in-bound pass to him. Layup. Wow!

Mike Tokito

Batum is playing more of the point guard role with this group, or at least some of it.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers lead 54-45 at half. Wesley Matthews leads all with 13 points. CJ has 10 in the start, Batum also has 10, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.

Erik Gundersen

Barton gets a rest. Dorell Wright coming in with McCollum-Batum-LA and RoLo.

Mike Tokito

McCollum guarding Redick, Batum on Paul to start, which makes sense.

Mike Tokito

Stotts said when Blake was out, he told McCollum, Barton, Batum: "We have 3 playmakers, not 3 point guards."

Mike Tokito

If I was McDonald's, I would switch name to Batum fries for Oregon and SW Wash locations.

Mike Tokito

Aldridge (22 pts, 6 rebs) and Batum (6 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast) get to 24 min finishing 3rd. Should be done for game as that was Stotts' target.

Kerry Eggers

Through 3 quarters, @Nicolas Batum has 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 turnovers. #blazers lead Jazz 81-78

Mike Tokito

Rolo goes back in for Aldridge, Matthews in for Batum, so #Blazers are doing a rotation tonight.

Joe Freeman

Stotts goes to bench for 1st time midway through 1st, inserting Barton, McCollum and Kaman alongside LA and Batum.

Kerry Eggers

' @Steve Blake just passed up open 3 to give to Batum, who was standing out of bounds. Blake has to take that shot

Jody Genessy

Starters for tonight's Jazz-Blazers game: Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Blazers: Blake, Matthews, Batum, Aldridge, Lopez

Tony Jones

Burks with a transition lay-up when Hayward forces Batum into a turnover. This Jazz team has the potential to be lethal in transition

Jody Genessy

Starters for tonight's preseason-opener: Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Blazers: Lillard, Matthews, Batum, Aldridge, Lopez.

Aaron Falk

The Portland starting 5: Lillard, Matthews, Batum, Aldridge, Lopez.

Josh Newman

2016 free agents as this new TV deal comes into play: Durant, Noah, Horford, Batum. Also, if they opt in in 15: LeBron, Love, Lopez, Hibbert

Erik Gundersen

Meyers Leonard with a nice outlet pass to Batum. Has 7 boards, 4 points.

Erik Gundersen

White: Blake, Batum, Matthews, Meyers, RoLo vs. Black: Dame, Barton, CJ, Kaman and LA.

Erik Gundersen

ICYMI: Nico Batum on what he learned this summer when he had to lead a team for the first time since he got drafted columbian.com/news/2014/oct/…

Erik Gundersen

Nicolas Batum on his big summer and shouldering the responsibility of leadership columbian.com/news/2014/oct/…

Mike Tokito

New post: Nicolas Batum and Trail Blazers see the value of a little extra rest oregonlive.com/blazers/index.… http://t.co/xuQY6n6RK0

Arnaud Lecomte

Seul Nicolas Batum peut les sortir de là

Erik Gundersen

White team: Lillard, CJ, Kaman, ThomRob, Claver vs Aldridge, RoLo, Darius Morris, Dorell Wright and Batum.

Jason Quick

Batum says messy divorce won't carry over to b-ball court. "Do you think it did at the World Cup? I didn't think so.''oregonlive.com/clackamascount…

Sean Meagher

VIDEO: Nicolas Batum excited to get back to work with Trail Blazers after busy summer -- bit.ly/1rA7zvV #ripcity

Mike Tokito

New #Blazers media day post: Nicolas Batum ready, but not so rested, after busy summer oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Erik Gundersen

Batum says he still has expectations for the Blazers to be a top-4 team.

Joe Freeman

Batum: "I feel great. ... I don’t really want to rest … take days off. The other guys have been working out all summer, too."

Joe Freeman

Nicolas Batum said he won't ask #Blazers coach Terry Stotts for rest/ time off in camp to recover from busy summer on French National Team.

Mike Tokito

Batum said France winning a medal was such a big deal, he had all kinds of responsibilities to be a spokesman for team.

Mike Tokito

Batum said he has had ONE day off since World Cup, with appearances and interviews after it. But he points out he's only 25.

Erik Gundersen

Nicolas Batum said that he hoped going into the summer that the Blazers would sign Steve Blake. "I have great memories with him."

Mike Tokito

Batum on #Blazers adding Steve Blake: "I was hoping the team would sign him. I have great memories with him."

Mike Tokito

Nicolas Batum at #Blazers media day http://t.co/oqosTC6dBF

Erik Gundersen

Batum and Aldridge still yet to speak at media day. They're coming out shortly.

Mike Tokito

After that cluster, we'll get Batum and Aldridge to finish media day, one at a time.

Jorge Sierra

All-World Cup team: Teodosic, Irving, Batum, Faried and Pau Gasol.

Erik Gundersen

France wins the bronze medal in the FIBA World Cup for the first time in their history with a 95-93 win over Lithuania. Batum w/ 27 points.

Raul Barrigon

France outscores Lithuania 31-22 in 4th quarter, wins bronze medal (93-95). Batum was again superb with 27 points. #spain2014

Raul Barrigon

Raduljica talks to media while Batum walks towards the locker room. Team USA will face Serbia in gold… instagram.com/p/s3ISNJuADS/

Raul Barrigon

Serbia will face Team USA in gold medal game after beating France 90-85. Batum's 35 points weren't enough. Teodosic scored 24. #spain2014

Jorge Sierra

Nicolas Batum is France's top scorer at the World Cup with 9.9 ppg.

Raul Barrigon

France has some young, NBA talent like Gobert, who played great tonight, as well as Fournier. Diaw and Batum led the team to a superb game.

John Schuhmann

Nicolas Batum agrees. RT @Sam Amick: Goran Dragic (Slovenia, Suns) on who is favorite at this point in FIBA World Cup: "So far, Spain."