HoopsHype Juan Carlos Navarro rumors

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See something else. While I assume that's not exactly what Nic was trying to say, it perfectly describes what he needed to do after an eventful summer that unfortunately concluded with Batum committing a now infamous foul on Juan Carlos Navarro at the end of France's 66-59 loss to Spain in the men's basketball quarterfinals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. "What I'm mad about is what I showed to people about myself, what I showed about the game, about France, everything," said Batum. "I feel bad about it because that's not me. I'm human. I lost it. I just lost it. "You don't want this type of action. I can't do it. You can't see that on the court. If the (International Basketball) Federation or the Olympics want to suspend me a couple games or fine me, I'm okay with that. I won't say anything." TrailBlazers.com

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You mentioned you watch film of other players as well – who are the guys you are watching? There are obviously a ton of great point guards in this league right now and certainly there are lessons to be learned from all of them, but are there a handful you focus on the most? Jeremy Lin: I’ve watched everybody and some of the names might be shocking, but the thing is every point guard does something better than me, so the key is learning from whatever that is. Players that I’ve watched – the obvious ones: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, John Stockton, Gary Payton. And then you can go on to the ones who have very specialized skills: Juan Carlos Navarro and then Chris Duhon and Raymond Felton. They do things that are really, really good and better than me that other people might not see. NBA.com

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Blazers coach Terry Stotts told me that he thinks he will speak to Nicolas Batum about his crotch crush of Juan Carlos Navarro but said that one incident shouldn't define a person. "I haven’t seen the incident. I do know that things happen in the heat of battle that people regret. I haven’t seen it. There have been things in the past that have happened that were regrettable and players are not happy with it, they feel bad, they regret it and you move on. I don’t think one incident is going to define one person. Nic is a good young player. We want him to get better and move on from there." Terry Stots: "I’m sure I’ll talk to him about it. It’s going to be hard not to talk about. We’ll see how it goes. From my understanding, he’s already apologized for it. He apologized and you move on. I’m sure it might come up once or twice, we’ll see." Sulia

After France's Nicolas Batum delivered a vicious punch to the groin of Spain guard Juan Carlos Navarro, Batum left no confusion over his intentions. "I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said. Batum was angry with the Spanish guards for falling to the floor for what he believed was incidental contact throughout Spain's 66-59 quarterfinal victory over France at North Greenwich Arena. Asked by Yahoo! Sports if he believed his punch to the groin had given Navarro "good reason," Batum smiled and said, "I hope so." Yahoo! Sports

Asked if watching the Spain-Brazil game that he was convinced that Spain had taken a dive in the fourth quarter, Batum told Y!, "They did what they had to do." Told some won't think that a deliberate punch to the groin is in the 'Olympic spirit,' Batum told Yahoo! Sports: "Do you think if you lost a game on purpose, that's the Olympic spirit?" Yahoo! Sports

August 1, 2012 Updates

He did acknowledge legit initial concern "when Kevin [Love] went down," but that was the extent of Team USA's internal fretting on this occasion. Especially when Spain appears to have far more serious injury worries -- with star guard Juan Carlos Navarro forced to miss Spain's win over Australia earlier in the day with worsening foot issues -- and with Davis providing a promising counter to the hiccups with his success carrying out at least one element of Tuesday's game plan. ESPN.com

Navarro, 32, has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for a number of years. Coach Sergio Scariolo said Navarro sustained another foot injury near the end of Spain's tournament-opening win over China on Sunday. "It was very strong and all of a sudden,'' Scariolo said. "It is nothing related with his former problems. It is a probably a new injury. It is plantar fasciitis, but it is probably in a different place [within the foot]. "He couldn't play. I don't know how many games he will miss.'' SI.com

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