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Nicolas Batum | Guard/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: France
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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

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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

Nicolas Batum (knee) has received two Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections in order to speed up the healing process.

This isn't bad news by any means, as this is a nonsurgical procedure that has shown success in the past. Batum is targeting a return to the lineup on Friday and owners should deploy him by all means if that is the case. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but it is looking positive.
Nov 19 - 10:07 AM

Nicolas Batum (knee) said he should be okay for Friday's game against the Bulls.

This is great news for owners, who have had to deal with some uncertainty over the last week. If a two-game week for Batum works for you, get him back into lineups if you can.
Nov 17 - 9:05 PM

Nicolas Batum (knee) will not play on Monday against the Pelicans, as expected.

Batum's absence has spread minutes around to Allen Crabbe, Will Barton, C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake, but none of them are good fantasy options in most formats.
Nov 17 - 8:16 PM

Nicolas Batum (knee) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, but remains doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Batum said that the bruise on his right knee is under the bone, and he's still not feeling 100 percent. If Batum is unable to go Allen Crabbe, Will Barton, and C.J. McCollum, will continue to see some extended minutes for the Blazers, but none of those guys makes for a very attractive option in standard leagues. Batum will now be targeting a return for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, stay tuned.
Nov 16 - 4:13 PM

Nicolas Batum (knee) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Nets.

This is just a reminder and owners will have to look elsewhere on Saturday. Batum is targeting a return on Monday but until then, Allen Crabbe could continue to start while C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake could also see more minutes again.
Nov 15 - 11:22 AM

Nicolas Batum (knee) is listed as out for Saturday against the Nets.

The writing has been on the wall and Batum has said he is shooting for Monday. Allen Crabbe could start of the team may go with Dorell Wright now that LaMarcus Aldridge is also out -- Wright has been a stretch four on occasion. C.J. McCollum also played well on Wednesday and is worth a look in deep leagues.
Nov 14 - 4:52 PM

Nicolas Batum (knee) said he is unlikely to play against the Nets on Saturday.

He received some treatment at practice on Friday and it would appear Monday is a realistic target date. The Blazers could be very shorthanded with LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) doubtful, so basically every Blazers will get a collective bump in usage.
Nov 14 - 2:50 PM

Nicolas Batum (knee) is targeting Monday's game against the Pelicans for his return to action.

This news means Batum will miss Wednesday's game against Denver and Saturday's game against the Nets, so his owners should bench him for the week. Dorrell Wright, Will Barton, and C.J. McCollum should all see some extra time but none of them should be considered in standard leagues for now.

Nicolas Batum (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's road game vs. the Nuggets in Denver.

That makes two straight DNPs for Batum, who won't even travel with the team. The early call on his status is mildly concerning, but he remains day-to-day and could return to action as soon as Saturday's home game vs. the Nets. Dorell Wright, Will Barton and C.J. McCollum will pick up most of Batum's vacant playing time but nobody stands out as a clear fantasy winner.

Nicolas Batum (knee) will not play against the Hornets on Tuesday.

He is dealing with a contusion and it's unclear how much time he will miss. Knee contusions are popping up all over the place and the severity of them can vary, so we're not going to guess how much time the Frenchman will miss. Batum played in every game last season and actually led the league in distance traveled on the court. His owners should bench him for now. Meanwhile, it'll either be Will Barton, Dorell Wright or C.J. McCollum moving into the starting lineup. McCollum has really stepped it up, so he's the preferred grab for his higher upside.

Nicolas Batum's MRI revealed a right knee contusion, which he suffered late during Sunday's game vs. Denver.

This qualifies as good news since he avoided any long-term damage, but it leaves him questionable for Tuesday's home game vs. the Hornets. If he does miss any games his minutes will likely be divvied up between reserves like Will Barton, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Thomas Robinson, and there's no clear-cut winner for fantasy purposes. Check on Monday for status updates, but we may not get anything substantial until Tuesday's shootaround.

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