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Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum
Batum in 2010.
NameNicolas Batum
CaptionBatum in 2010.
PositionSmall forward
Height Ft6
Height In8
Weight Lb200
LeaguePro A
TeamSLUC Nancy
Birth DateDecember 14, 1988(age 27)
Birth PlaceLisieux, France
Draft Round1
Draft Pick25
Draft Year2008
Draft TeamHouston Rockets
Career Start2006
Years12006 2008|team1=Le Mans Sarthe Basket (France)
Years2   |team2=Portland Trail Blazers
Highlights * FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2006)

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Nicolas Batum (born December 14, 1988, in Lisieux) is a French basketball player with SLUC Nancy. He is also under contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, and is expected to return to that team once the 2011 NBA lockout ends. The Blazers acquired his rights during the 2008 NBA Draft for the rights to Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. Prior to the draft, Batum was considered one of the most talented young players in Europe. He was voted the most valuable player in the U-18 Tournament in Mannheim 2006.

The 6 foot 8 inch (2.03 m) Batum primarily plays the small forward position, although he is also capable of shifting to the shooting guard position.

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