Nicolas Batum RUMORS & NEWS

  • Batum: “I made a great blunder” "In a great interview published by the French newspaper “L’Equipe”, Nicolas Batum makes his public self-criticism for his summer with the French national team, revealing that the team and himself had their issues. As he explained: “Our tournament was very disappointing. It was perhaps our most..." September 14

  • Nicolas Batum agrees to 5-year, $120 million deal to stay with Hornets

    ESPN "Forward Nicolas Batum has agreed to a five-year, $120 million deal to re-sign with the Charlotte Hornets, according to a league source. The Vertical first reported the agreement. Batum had scheduled a Friday meeting with the Dallas Mavericks but struck a deal hours into free agency to stay..." July 01

  • With Chandler Parsons exit likely, Mavs expected to meet with Batum

    ESPN "Charlotte Hornets small forward Nicolas Batum is expected to meet with the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, a league source told ESPN. The Mavs are exploring options to replace small forward Chandler Parsons, who sources say is expected to leave in free agency with Dallas declining to offer him..." June 30

  • Report: Wizards to target Horford, Batum in free agency

    The Score "The Washington Wizards are looking at plans B, C, D, and so on with the pipe dream of four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant making his way home basically extinguished. On top of the team's reported interest in sharpshooting big man Ryan Anderson, the Wizards also plan to target All-Star..." June 29

  • Warriors eye Durant backup plans, FAs including Horford, Whiteside, Batum

    The Score "Despite winning a record 73 regular-season games, some of the Golden State Warriors' flaws were exposed during the playoffs, which culminated in a Game 7 NBA Finals loss after they held a 3-1 series lead. Key rotation players Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli may walk as restricted free agents..." June 24

  • Report: Nicolas Batum Optimistic Of Quickly Agreeing Upon Deal With Hornets

    Real GM Basketball "Nicolas Batum's agent is optimistic of being able to quickly agree upon a new contract in free agency with the Charlotte Hornets, according to a report. Batum would like to participate in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament with France," May 31

  • Hornets free agent Nic Batum has ‘unfinished business’ in Charlotte

    Charlotte Observer "Small forward Nic Batum, the Charlotte Hornets’ most attractive free-agent-to-be, said Monday he has "unfinished business" in the Queen City. Translation: He’s predisposed to re-signing with the Hornets if the salary numbers are competitive. "We should be playing tomorrow (in the Eastern..." May 03

  • Hornets’ Nic Batum declares himself ready for Game 5

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets forward Nic Batum participated fully in shoot around this morning at American Airlines Arena and plans to play tonight against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of this first-round playoff series. Batum missed the previous two games after suffering left foot and ankle injuries in a..." April 27

  • Nicolas Batum (foot) to miss Game 4 vs. Heat

    ESPN "Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets will miss a second straight game of the team's first-round series against the Miami Heat with a left foot strain. Batum was held out of the Hornets' regular-season finale with a left ankle sprain and reinjured his foot in the fourth quarter of Game 2 in..." April 25

  • Nicolas Batum says his sprained left ankle is 'surprisingly much better'

    Miami Herald "Hornets swing man Nicolas Batum missed the Hornets' Game 3 victory over the Heat Saturday night with a sprained left ankle. He's no lock to miss Game 4 on Monday. "Surprisingly much better than when it happened like three days ago," Batum said of his ankle. "I improved like a lot. The..." April 24

  • Nicolas Batum May Miss Remainder Of Series With Ankle Sprain

    Real GM Basketball "Nicolas Batum rolled his left ankle in the Charlotte Hornets' Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat. Batum stepped on the left foot of Justise Winslow while trying to post him up near the three-point line. Al Jefferson said that the injury looks bad enough that he doesn't expect him to return this..." April 21

  • Hornets' Nicolas Batum (ankle) expects to play Game 1 vs. Heat

    ESPN "Nicolas Batum, who missed the regular-season finale with a sore left ankle, said he expects to play in Game 1 of the Charlotte Hornets' first-round matchup with the Miami Heat. "I'll be fine," said Batum, who also missed back-to-back games in early April with a left knee sprain. The..." April 15

  • Hornets' Batum to sit out regular-season finale with ankle sprain

    The Score "With playoff seeding still up for grabs, the Charlotte Hornets will be without swingman Nicolas Batum for their regular-season finale Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic. Batum sprained his left ankle during Monday's win over the Boston Celtics. The Hornets can finish no lower than sixth..." April 13

  • Hornets' Nicolas Batum exits with a strained left knee against the Cavs

    CBS Sports "Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum injured his knee against the Cleveland Cavaliers and had to leave the game in the first half. He did not return. According to the Hornets, Batum suffered a strain in his left knee. Batum played 20 minutes, scoring five points and dishing out five assists..." April 03