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Nicolas Batum | Guard/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: France
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Nicolas Batum (wrist, knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.
C.J McCollum, Dorell Wright, Allen Crabbe, and Will Barton will all step up to help fill the void with Batum sidelined, but none of these guys make for a great play in standard leagues. Portland plays again Saturday against the Pelicans, and we'll be considering Batum questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Dec 19 - 6:32 PM

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Nicolas Batum (left knee contusion, right wrist) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Friday.

This probably has to do with his bad fall from the incident with Larry Sanders on Wednesday. Batum did not miss time, but he does have a history with wrist and knee ailments. If he misses time, C.J. McCollum, Dorell Wright and Will Barton will likely pick up some minutes -- none are great fantasy plays. Batum owners will want to check back on Friday morning.
Dec 18 - 7:22 PM

Nicolas Batum had a bad fall against the Bucks on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Larry Sanders committed a dirty foul on Batum and he was down for a couple minutes, but he did not miss time at all in tonight's game. Batum does play some stretch four, so that might actually help him get more shots while the Blazers adapt to not having Robin Lopez. He's still a nice buy-low player.
Dec 18 - 2:39 AM

Nicolas Batum was up to his stat-stuffing ways during a 95-85 win over the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 14 points with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

He made 6-of-11 from the field, which he really needed after making just 33.7 percent from the field in his previous 10. Compared to last season, Batum's averages are down in points, boards and triples, but he should get it all sorted out soon. The buy-low window is going to close, especially with a four-game week on the horizon.
Dec 13 - 9:40 PM

Nicolas Batum continued to shoot poorly in Friday's loss to the Bulls, hitting 3-of-12 shots (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and no defensive stats.

Batum is shooting just 36.6 percent on the season and that's simply not going to be the case all year. He's a prime buy low candidate and things will start to look nice when he cleans up that crooked number.
Dec 12 - 10:10 PM

Nicolas Batum hit just 1-of-6 shots (a 3-pointer) for five points, but still finished with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and four blocks.

If there such a thing as a good-bad game, this is it. Batum isn't scoring as much as his owners would like to see, but he's doing enough in every other category to still provide excellent fantasy value.
Dec 11 - 12:08 AM

Nicolas Batum tweaked his ankle on Sunday but was able to continue playing, notching 11 points, five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and zero turnovers in a road win vs. the Knicks.

His ankle doesn't seem like a lasting concern, and we'll update his status if it threatens his status for Tuesday's game. Batum made 4-of-8 shots including a pair of 3-pointers, marking his first game with multiple 3-pointers since Nov. 23. His assists were a team-high and Portland is now the first team to record 20+ assists in each of their first 20 games since the Jazz did it in 2007-08.
Dec 7 - 10:53 PM

Nicolas Batum filled the stat sheet against the Pacers during an 88-82 win on Thursday with 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

It's probably safe to say he's over his knee injury and this was his third game in a row with at least five assists. Batum's shot is way off on the season and he's only made 33.3 percent from the field in his last five due mainly to his woeful 3-point shooting, but he is a career 37 percent shooter from deep. He'll get it turned around soon.
Dec 5 - 12:46 AM

Nicolas Batum had 11 assists in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets, while adding four points, four rebounds and three steals.

The assists were nice but Batum is in a huge shooting slump and he was just 2-of-6 from the field and 0-of-3 from 3-point range on Tuesday. He should turn it around soon and his ability to rack up stats across the board will help him remain an elite asset. Batum's owners should remain patient and expect big things soon.
Dec 2 - 11:45 PM

Nicolas Batum had 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes on Sunday, as the Blazers improved to 13-4 with a win vs. Minnesota.

Batum finally made a 3-pointer despite being ice cold from downtown over the past five games, shooting a combined 3-of-27 (11.1 percent). He compensates by contributing in every other category, including steals and blocks, which is why he's a perennially reliable fantasy stud.
Dec 1 - 12:02 AM

Nicolas Batum said he's still struggling with his knee injury and it showed on Friday, as he hit just 3-of-11 shots (0-for-5 3PTs) for six points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

Batum still defended Mike Conley (instead of Damian Lillard) and he doesn't look like he'll need time off, but owners should tone down their expectations in the short-term. "I’m short every time," he said about his shooting. "I got to get my rhythm back. Since I got my (platelet-rich plasma injection) in my knee. It’s short. I can’t really push on it yet. But, it’s going to come."
Source: Columbian
Nov 29 - 4:06 AM

Nicolas Batum returned to the lineup on Friday night against the Bulls with nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

The Blazers had his game in the bag in the third quarter, so there was no need to play Batum more than 20 minutes. He should get better and his fantasy owners shouldn't worry much about his knee contusion being a lingering issue.
Nov 22 - 2:27 AM

Nicolas Batum (knee) will start against the Bulls on Friday.

He's been out for almost two weeks due to his knee contusion and is expected to have his minutes limited tonight. Batum is a big part of the offense and he's still worth starting even with the restriction on his minutes.
Nov 21 - 8:51 PM

Nicolas Batum (knee) was spotted doing shooting drills after Thursday's practice, and was not wearing a brace on his injured right knee.

Batum is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. Stay tuned for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. When Batum returns, Allen Crabbe will head back to the bench.
Nov 20 - 3:52 PM

Nicolas Batum (knee) went through practice on Wednesday.

He is hopeful to play on Friday and going through practice today bodes well for his chances. The Blazers only had two different starting lineups last season, but they've had a lot of injuries in the young season with C.J. McCollum (hand) as the most recent. Batum owners can plug him into their lineups.
Nov 19 - 3:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland