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December 18, 2014 Updates

And so Batum went for 35 and 27 points in the final two games of the World Cup to give France the bronze medal, and he noticed his Portland teammates urging him in training camp: Shoot, Nic. Shoot. “I try to do everything on the court, but I know I got to be more aggressive,” Batum told RealGM. “The team needs it. Everybody’s pushing me here. When Tony Parker didn’t play with us this summer, Boris Diaw and I had to step up our games. That was a cool learning experience for me. Here, we’re all young and I would like to be the guy for LaMarcus and Damian. I would like that a lot. But I know I need to be aggressive, and it is coming.” RealGM

Jeff McDonald: Patty Mills (shoulder) has graduated to contact work, went through entire shootaround today. Still looking at January return, per Pop. Twitter @JMcDonald_SAEN

December 17, 2014 Updates

Every summer, his old French buddies return to their native country for the national team’s training camp and words of the practices in San Antonio, of the culture and free-flowing system, fascinate Batum. Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and San Antonio gave Batum and the Portland Trail Blazers a clinic in the Western Conference semifinal playoff series last season, and Batum pondered how he could play for those Spurs amid all the connected passes for wide-open shots, all the cuts and drives born of the sport’s fundamentals. As Batum thought aloud, “Yeah, maybe I could. Maybe.” Batum wasn’t looking outside Portland, but rather gauged his fit on a champion, any title winner, really. RealGM

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So far, members of the Spurs have not chosen to join in the “I Can’t Breathe” movement. However, guard Danny Green told the Express-News on Friday players have discussed it as an option. “I think it’s great that people are making a stand for what they believe in, and supporting the (Garner) family,” Green said. “We’ve had discussions. We haven’t really come up with anything. We don’t want to do something just because someone else is doing it. We want to do it because we’re into it, it’s what we want to do. Obviously here we like to play it safe. We don’t want to jump on something we don’t know the details about.” San Antonio Express-News

French National Team head coach Vincent Collet said in an interview that Tony Parker will play at Eurobasket 2015 next summer. France will host the tournament in Montpellier and Lille. “Ten minutes after the Eurobasket 2015 draw Tony Parker called me saying ‘I am in’” Collet said. Sportando

 

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