Nicolas Batum Rumors

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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: $24,000,000
Relationships and status meant nothing. It was equal opportunity ripping. Batum said: “He was like, ‘Nic you’ve got to do this, Kemba why did you do this, and Cody (Zeller) why did you do that? I need you to be there for Malik to be open, and Nic you’ve got to do that.’ It’s crazy. He’s got four championships, (played in) four NBA Finals and the Spurs were the best team for the last 20 years. And he the was starting point guard for that team. So you listen to him.”
Facing three games in four days, coach James Borrego elected to have a team meeting to review video of Wednesday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, rather than running around the practice gym. But it was the unscheduled meeting after that meeting that was perhaps the most constructive. Forward Nic Batum shared with the Observer, following Friday’s 120-88 blowout of the Magic, that he, Kemba Walker and Tony Parker stuck around after the formal team meeting to discuss nuance with Borrego. Those three players are most responsible for the Hornets’ offense running smoothly.
While it was mostly strategic, it was also about taking responsibility, Batum said, as in Parker holding Walker and Batum accountable for setting a tone. Borrego said post-game Wednesday that the starters weren’t prepared physically or mentally. “That was a good meeting!” Batum said. “Kemba and I talked and then T.P. talked to us. T.P. told Kemba and me, ‘You have to show the way!’”