Does any team want Nic Batum?

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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#41 » by Paradise » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:20 pm

Nets would be interested. Depends on how his defense is now at his age.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#42 » by Blazer1776 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:30 pm

I 100% agree.

Gives us ball handling, 3pt shooting, and some defense.

I hope he wants to come "home"; he was one of my favorite players. Would love to dust off that old 88 jersey.......
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#43 » by Indomitable » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:39 pm

Good luck
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#45 » by NoZoLakers » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:42 pm

slick_watts wrote:i like the idea of a s&t with boston involved, hayward to charlotte, horford to boston, and batum + pick to okc.

batum is expiring if they didnt waive him, no way any 1 is giving up picks n expiring for Horford
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#46 » by Norm2953 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:45 pm

Portland still has their BAE if he wants to come back
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#47 » by basketballRob » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:54 pm

Rumor was a few days ago that he wanted to play for Clifford in Orlando.

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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#48 » by Hornet Mania » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:34 pm

Teams are going to be super disappointed. I understand why they'll try to talk themselves into it but it's just a waste of cap. Batum averaged 3.6ppg in 23mpg last year when he wasn't getting DNP-CDs, he barely puts up stats of any kind at this stage and isn't a good defender anymore. There were points last year where we'd marvel in the game threads at how long he'd been on the floor without a single point/rebound/assist.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#49 » by Pinkyring » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:41 pm

BNM wrote:
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#50 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:44 pm

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

he's probably a 3/4 at this stage. He's 6'9 230 and not that quick
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#51 » by Blazer1776 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:45 pm

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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.

28 year olds don't have tantalizing potential


I never once felt that Batum wasn't giving his best effort, however, I never think he developed the confidence or assertiveness that would allow him to reach his true potential.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#52 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:46 pm

basketballRob wrote:Rumor was a few days ago that he wanted to play for Clifford in Orlando.

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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#53 » by TinmanZBoy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:53 pm

Any team gets him for cheap is going to be lucky... he is versatile has all skills if he is engaged he is a starter... and more importantly this is his contract year, he will be good
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#54 » by HMFFL » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:54 pm

He will be in high demand.
He's valueale for most teams as long as they have a roster spot for him. His big paydays are behind him so he'll have more options.

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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#55 » by DusterBuster » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:56 pm

Pattycakes wrote:He belongs in Portland and should have never left. I know he’s washed, but it’s destiny.


Yeah, I low-key want Batum back as the Blazers backup PG to Dame.

He's probably going to an LA team tho on the cheap.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#56 » by kobyz » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:46 pm

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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#57 » by Johnwick4ever » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:55 pm

He don't even worth for Vets min
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#58 » by Spens1 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:13 am

We'd take him on a vet minimum, he wasn't that bad at least for a bench option on limited minutes.

Still only 31 (32 next month) so he still has a bit of time yet before he completely falls off a cliff.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#59 » by JimmyPlopper » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:16 am

DusterBuster wrote:
Pattycakes wrote:He belongs in Portland and should have never left. I know he’s washed, but it’s destiny.


Yeah, I low-key want Batum back as the Blazers backup PG to Dame.

He's probably going to an LA team tho on the cheap.


Why not Simons? He's been pretty impressive.
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Re: Does any team want Nic Batum? 

Post#60 » by DaVoiceMaster » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:21 am

JimmyPlopper wrote:
DusterBuster wrote:
Pattycakes wrote:He belongs in Portland and should have never left. I know he’s washed, but it’s destiny.


Yeah, I low-key want Batum back as the Blazers backup PG to Dame.

He's probably going to an LA team tho on the cheap.


Why not Simons? He's been pretty impressive.


Impressive? I dont think so. He's not a good distributor either.
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