Nicolas Batum 88 | Guard-Forward

Portland Trail Blazers

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Oct 5, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Batum intends to reach the free throw line more often in the upcoming campaign, The Columbian reports. "That's one aspect of my game I want to improve more this year," he said. "Being on the line more, being more aggressive." Impact: While leading France to the bronze medal during this summer's FIBA World Cup, Batum found himself at the stripe 3.7 times per game, which is a 48 percent increase from last season's mark (2.5 freebies attempted, on average). In order to experience a noticeable bump in scoring, he'll have to draw significantly more fouls, which may not be possible considering how much Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge dominate the ball. However, Batum ranked second on the Blazers in assists in 2013-14, meaning a number of possessions were completed shortly after his dishes. If he makes a concerted effort to boost his free throw chances, a subsequent drop in dimes could be a consequence.(RotoWire, )
Nicolas Batum
2014-15 Season
Ht: 6' 8"  Wt: 220  Age: 25
Born: 12/14/1988, Lisieux, France
College: None
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 1
(25th overall by the Rockets)
Injury Status
No Current Injury