LaMarcus Aldridge (L index finger sprain) & Nic Batum (low back pain) are QUESTIONABLE; Chris Kaman (R shoulder strain) is OUT 2nite @ Utah.
Oregonian "He knows his decision will seem perplexing. He knows some Trail Blazers fans will be upset. He knows there will be animosity and debate on internet message boards and talk radio. Yes, Nicolas Batum knows all of that. But he also knows his country needs him. So Batum has decided to play..." March 10
CSN Northwest "Mexico apparently did well by Portland forward Nicolas Batum. A few days of rest and relaxation there during the All-Star break might not fully explain Batum's recent success on the court, that included 15 points, nine assists and five rebounds Wednesday night during a 111-95 win over San..." February 26
Oregonian "The locker with the answers was barren, save for a lone T-shirt hanging and a chocolate protein drink, half consumed, on the mantle. It was tough to tell just how quickly Nicolas Batum jetted out of the Portland Trail Blazers locker room Wednesday night, but judging from the streaks still..." January 16
Columbian "Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum wore a “Je Suis Charlie” t-shirt to honor the victims of the shooting at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hedbo in Paris. “Je Suis Charlie” translates to “I am Charlie.” He wore the shirt both during his individual pregame..." January 09
CSN Northwest "A variety of maladies. That was the reason Gregg Popovich gave when he pulled Tony Parker from a road trip last season sending the San Antonio Spurs point guard home to rest and recover. Parker had been dealing with a variety of injuries and wasn’t playing at his usual level. In the two..." December 20
CSN Northwest "Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum took a nasty fall during the fourth quarter of Portland win over Milwaukee Wednesday night. Batum was pushed in the back by Larry Sanders mid-air in-route to a dunk." December 18
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum will miss both Tuesday night's game at the Moda Center versus the Charlotte Bobcats and will not travel to Denver for Wednesday's game, either, head coach Terry Stotts said pregame. " November 12
Blazers update that forward Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) is out for Tuesday vs. Charlotte.
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas..." September 17
Oregonian "A Clackamas County judge found Portland Trail Blazer forward Nicolas Batum in contempt of court and breach of contract Thursday for failing to make divorce settlement payments to his ex-wife. The ruling clears the way for Batum's ex-wife, Melanie Pimentel, to garnishee his wages. Batum, 25,..." August 15
Batum said on the play that he was limping after and then came back eventually that he got hit on his big toe.
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum says for the remainder of the season, including playoffs, he will continue to wear a protective splint on the left middle finger he fractured earlier this year. The small forward says his finger has since been virtually repaired and he mentioned he..." March 22
To clarify, Batum sustained a nasal contusion and is expected to play Sunday at Houston.
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum did indeed break his nose in last night’s 103-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, his agent Bouna Ndiaye informed CSNNW.com Saturday morning. Batum was immediately rushed after the game to get a checkup and the results came back as..." March 08
CSN Northwest "If the Portland Trail Blazers hope to remain competitive during this stint with three of its players out with injuries, forward Nicolas Batum must have a huge part to play in that. It’s going to be hard to do, however, if he’s not feeling like himself. Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs..." February 23
MRI results for Nicolas Batum's right ankle are negative. He's listed as probable for the #Blazers Tuesday night game against Memphis.
#Blazers F Nicolas Batum dealing with right foot injury he sustained 2 weeks ago vs Boston. Has no range of motion. Will have MRI tomorrow.
Nic Batum has been upgraded to probable for tonight's game.
Nicolas Batum (broken left middle finger) says he can't really dribble with his left hand. He's listed as probable for Tuesday's game.
CSN Northwest "Nicolas Batum broke the middle finger on his left hand in the final seconds of the Blazers home loss to the 76ers, a source tells CSNNW.com Blazers Insider Chris Haynes. Coach Stotts said postgame he initially believed it was a dislocation. Batum later confirmed that the finger did, in fact,..." January 05
Pro Basketball Talk "Nicolas Batum recorded the first triple-double of the NBA season on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the Blazers’ win over the Spurs. The problem, at least in Batum’s eyes, was the way in which he ultimately achieved this statistical feat. The game’s outcome..." November 03
CBSSports.com "The Portland Trail Blazers committed big money to Nicolas Batum in 2012 when the Minnesota Timberwolves were trying to secure the services of the restricted free agent. Because of that big pricetag big things are expected out of the small forward especially in a season in which the Portland Trail..." October 09
Nicolas Batum (concussion) is out for Wednesday's preseason game vs. Phoenix.
ESPN.com "They came in waves. Mantas Kalnietis Renaldas Seibutis even Linas Kleiza. Just as Tony Parker had expected. Just as everyone watching back in France had anticipated from Lithuania with the EuroBasket title on the line. The San Antonio Spurs guard already feeling fatigue in every muscle had..." September 23
Rip City Project "France was upset for the second time in the EuroBasket tournament today as they fell to the Lithuanian team 62-76. There was no clear leader for the French today. Tony Parker put up 11 points in 30 minutes of play while Boris Diaw (yes that Boris Diaw) acted as the team’s most valuable facilitator..." September 14
CBSSports.com "Nicolas Batum told HoopsHype.com that he thinks Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is still the No.1 guy on the Blazers despite Damian Lillard's rise to stardom last season and that he doesn't believe Aldridge has demanded a trade. Who do you think is going to be the No. 1 guy on the..." August 23
#Blazers Nicolas Batum's troublesome right wrist is no more. He says it's now completely healthy.
Oregonian "As his mother landed at Portland International Airport late last month, Nicolas Batum was beaming like only a son could. Sure, he was looking for a little home cooking, but even more, he was eager to show his mom his new-and-improved NBA game. It had been almost two years since Sylvie Batum had..." April 21
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum will miss the team's remaining two games of the season to rest his sore right shoulder, his agent Bouna Ndiaye told CSNNW.com. The 6-8 small forward had an appointment Monday morning in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the surgeon who performed..." April 16
Blazers injury report: Hickson and Aldridge will play. Matthews and Batum are out, and Batum says he'll miss at least next two
#Blazers F Nicolas Batum said he will not play tomorrow vs Dallas and will be reevaluated for availability next week.
Blazer coach Terry Stotts says LaMarcus Aldridge will not play tonight vs Memphis. Blazers coach Terry Stotts says Nicolas Batum also will not play vs Memphis because of a right arm ailment.
Oregonian "It’s rookie time. Trail Blazers forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum will not play Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies because of injuries, and coach Terry Stotts has decided to go with a starting lineup featuring three rookies: Point guard Damian Lillard, center Meyers..." April 03
Oregonian "Reggie Jackson stepped in front of a misguided Eric Maynor pass and scooped up a steal before sprinting the other direction with nothing but a wide open rim and a highlight-reel moment in front of him. On most nights, against most teams, Jackson would have finished the play with an uncontested..." March 28
Oregonian "Reggie Jackson stepped in front of a misguided Eric Maynor pass and scooped up a steal before sprinting the other direction with nothing but a wide open rim and a highlight-reel moment in front of him. On most nights, against most teams, Jackson would have finished the play with an uncontested..." March 27
Denver Post "Nuggets rookie Evan Fournier hasn't been given much playing time this season, but the 20-year-old Frenchman has a big supporter in friend and countryman Nicolas Batum of the Trail Blazers. Before this June's draft, Batum spoke highly of Fournier to several media outlets, complementing his game..." December 21
Oregonian "When coach Terry Stotts met with Nicolas Batum before the season started, he told the Trail Blazers' starting small forward he would be challenged in ways he's never been challenged, used in ways he's never been used, pushed in ways he's never been pushed. Batum's unique blend of length, speed,..." December 19
Oregonian "Nicolas Batum has heard the whispers from the naysayers. And he knows the ones who haven't yet announced their critiques are laying in the weeds, waiting for an opportune moment to pounce. Yes, Batum has lived up to that lofty offseason contract — and then some — during a season-opening 11-game..." November 23
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers were this close to making it eight consecutive times they have beaten the San Antonio Spurs in Portland, but the Spurs decided to go on a 14-0 run to start the fourth quarter and that ultimately carried them to a 112-109 victory. With the Spurs (7-1) up 111-109 with..." November 11
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers' first road victory of the season will be remembered as the night James Harden was finally slowed, the night Damian Lillard confirmed he has ice in his veins, the night Wesley Matthews reinforced his warrior reputation. But it also might just be the night that defines the rest..." November 04
Blazer's Edge "John Hollinger of ESPN.com named Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum as one of 10 breakout players for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Batum came off the bench at the start of last season and averaged only 30.4 minutes per game. There is no way on God's green Earth he plays that..." October 31
Oregonian "On a clear day, when the sky opens up and the sun is beaming, you can stand in Nicolas Batum's living room at the top of a Lake Oswego hill and see both Mount Saint Helens and Mount Hood sparkling in the distance. But on this day, the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame that picture-perfect..." October 28
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum appears to be more confident and excited about the upcoming 2012-13 season, and the reason for that could be due to finally being on the verge of having a defined role with more responsibilities. And signing a 4-year, $46.5 million contract will..." September 30
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Now that the Timberwolves have done what they've been trying to do for almost a week -- get restricted free-agent forward Nicolas Batum to sign their offer sheet -- the Wolves hope all the work was not in vain. Batum signed the Wolves' offer sheet Sunday, a four-year deal worth a reported $46.5..." July 16
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves on Sunday finally, officially extended that supersized $45.5 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. Portland now has three days to answer simply with the formality of matching it. If the Trail Blazers weren't willing to accept future first-round draft picks..." July 16
CSN Northwest "It was originally expected that there would be a resolution to the Nic Batum question by late tonight, since the Minnesota Timberwolves are currently holding a signed offer sheet, which Batum signed Thursday. But there are still negotiations going on and a league source says those talks could..." July 13
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers moved one step closer Thursday to adding Joel Freeland to their frontcourt and took one step sideways in the drama-filled saga involving restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that his team would sign..." July 13
Oregonian "While he may not be upset with a return to Portland, restricted free agent Nicolas Batum certainly doesn't prefer one. NBA.com's David Aldridge spoke with the Trail Blazers' small forward Tuesday by phone, getting some choice quotes from Batum on his desire to be with the Minnesota..." July 11