Does any team want Nic Batum?

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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#21 » by ReddoverKobe » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:00 pm

mithrandir17 wrote:Presti will take him. Just have to attach a first rounder.


I look forward to the 2025 NBA draft when OKC has 1-26.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#22 » by Kingdibs19 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:00 pm

Kingdibs19 wrote:
Fra Diavolo wrote:Lakers? Batum is rather SF than SG.


Lakers are set at SG defensive depth with;
Matthews
Caruso
KCP

They need SF depth to backup Lebron. Don’t know if Kuzma is mobile enough. If Batum can still play D he’d be great but I have no idea how washed he is.


Just realized Matthews and Batum were a great wing tandem like a decade ago on the Blazers. Start recruiting Wes.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#23 » by Fra Diavolo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:00 pm

Kingdibs19 wrote:
Fra Diavolo wrote:Lakers? Batum is rather SF than SG.


Lakers are set at SG defensive depth with;
Matthews
Caruso
KCP

They need SF depth to backup Lebron. Don’t know if Kuzma is mobile enough. If Batum can still play D he’d be great but I have no idea how washed he is.

Lakers still need to sign KCP and as I said Batum is rather SF than SG.
As you said if he can still play defense, he would be a good addition to team for vet min.
Wesley played before with Batum. :)
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#24 » by WuriderX » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:04 pm

Now why exactly did he get that big contract again?
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#25 » by Hornet Mania » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:05 pm

Batum is not an NBA caliber player in 2020. He really wasn't in 2019 or 2018 either. You guys are thinking about 2012-2016 Batum or something in that neighborhood but that guy is gone forever.
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Post#26 » by Fra Diavolo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:08 pm

Hornet Mania wrote:Batum is not an NBA caliber player in 2020. He really wasn't in 2019 or 2018 either. You guys are thinking about 2012-2016 Batum or something in that neighborhood but that guy is gone forever.

Wasn't he injured last year?
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Post#27 » by Fra Diavolo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:09 pm

Fra Diavolo wrote:
Hornet Mania wrote:Batum is not an NBA caliber player in 2020. He really wasn't in 2019 or 2018 either. You guys are thinking about 2012-2016 Batum or something in that neighborhood but that guy is gone forever.

Wasn't he injured last year?

Two years ago he was still productive, especially for vet min.
He's not that old.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#28 » by Kampuchea » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:10 pm

Knicks need a vet and he’s gonna help Ntilikina who he always praises as part of team France
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#29 » by Hornet Mania » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:11 pm

Fra Diavolo wrote:
Hornet Mania wrote:Batum is not an NBA caliber player in 2020. He really wasn't in 2019 or 2018 either. You guys are thinking about 2012-2016 Batum or something in that neighborhood but that guy is gone forever.

Wasn't he injured last year?


He missed a few weeks with a hand injury he suffered in October but aside from that it was purely well-earned DNP-CDs for him. He just doesn't have it anymore, any team that signs him for even the vet minimum will quickly discover he's not much more useful than Udonis Haslem at this juncture. Fwiw he's not a bad guy, he didn't complain at all when he never got any playing time. He's not a team cancer, just washed up.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#30 » by dakomish23 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:12 pm

I would have taken him if I could get Bridges & maybe a minor asset
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Post#31 » by Dan Z » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:30 pm

What made him fall off as bad as he did? Injuries? He's only 31 years old.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#32 » by Bigfactsstackz » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:31 pm

He got waived right ? I would take him On SA

PG Murray/Mills/Jones
SG: White /Walker / Vessel
SF. Derozan /KJ
PF: Batum/ Gay/ Šamanić
C: LMA/Poeltl/Eubanks

This is a very lanky team .. We might be able to play defense again lol
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#33 » by BNM » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:34 pm

Roy The Natural wrote:He could probably go back to Portland for the min.


Except he kinda threw Stotts under the bus after he left. With all the other additions POR has made at the forward spots, I doubt if Terry wants a past his prime Nic Batum back. He was horribly inconsistent when he was in his prime, but at least then you got near all star performance from him once every 5 or 6 games.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#34 » by zimpy27 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:34 pm

Contract year Batum could be a beast
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Post#35 » by Statlanta » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:38 pm

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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#36 » by BNM » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:39 pm

WuriderX wrote:Now why exactly did he get that big contract again?


Tantalizing potential.

Unfortunately, attached to an inconsistent motor. There were stretches where he'd look like the best player on the floor, but those were followed by 4 or 5 games where he impacted the game so little you'd actually forget he was on your team, let alone starting and play 34 minutes. He had the unique ability to go from looking like a complete player to completely invisible within the same game.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#37 » by thamadkant » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:41 pm

israelfirst wrote:warriors should pick him up for the minimum. could be a decent pickup


this one is a no brainer for Warriors.... Batum might get revitalized playing for a playoff spot and a fast tempo system.

nab him before Lakers..
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#38 » by EArl » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:47 pm

For the Vets min he has potential.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#39 » by TMac Culloch » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:49 pm

Even now that he's waived I don't know. He was a ghost last season
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#40 » by dpnim » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:13 pm

Batum has been washed for several seasons now. Problem with him is how much mileage he’s had on his body. When he played for Portland, he would play for France every summer and never gave his body enough rest. So while he’s still “young”, his body has been failing him. Coupled with his waivering mentality/motor, it’s not a good look for him.
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