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Nicolas Batum - SG/SF, 6'8, 200
Charlotte Hornets - Acquired via trade in June 2015
       Date of birth: 12/14/1988
       Country: France
     Drafted (NBA): 25th pick, 2008
     Out of: Le Mans (France)
  NBA Experience: 9 years
  Hand: Right

2008 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 25th overall by Houston.
2008 NBA Draft NBA As a part of a three team deal, draft rights traded by Houston to Portland in exchange for the draft rights to Donte Greene (#28) and a 2009 second round pick (#36, Sam Young) from Memphis, and the draft rights to Joey Dorsey (#32) from Portland.
23rd July, 2008 NBA Signed four year, $5,511,525 rookie scale contract with Portland. Included team options for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
16th October, 2009 NBA Portland exercised 2010/11 team option.
31st October, 2010 NBA Portland exercised 2011/12 team option.
2nd August, 2011 France Signed for the duration of the NBA lockout with SLUC Nancy.
28th November, 2011 France Opted out to return to the NBA.
15th July, 2012 NBA Signed a four year, $46,121,500 offer sheet with Minnesota.
18th July, 2012 NBA Portland matches Minnesota's offer sheet.
24th June, 2015 NBA Traded by Portland to Charlotte in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh.
7th July, 2016 NBA Re-signed by Charlotte to a five year, $120 million contract. Included player option for 2020/21.
When: Where:
2004 - June 2008 Le Mans (France)
June 2008 - June 2015 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
August 2011 - November 2011 Nancy (France)
June 2015 - present Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Nic Batum
SG/SF, 6’8, 200lbs, 28 years old, 9 years of experience

A poor shooting season somewhat negated the otherwise strong overall contributions. A career worst 40.2% FG and a career second-worst .529% true shooting percentage was born out of a streakiness that affect-ed the whole roster, and Batum especially. Still, on a team limited for playmakers and distributors, Batum’s unselfishness, ability to make incisive extra passes and plays out of the pick-and-roll provide vital contribu-tions to an offensive team already overly reliant on Walker, and debilitatingly so without Batum. The two-man game with Zeller worked well, too, and was good for Zeller’s development. Batum’s contract is huge, especially for an increasingly ineffectual (and lazy) defensive player, and it prevents any trade value. But that is a problem for down the road. For now, he is needed.

Player Plan: Hugely expensive four years and almost $100 million remaining. Not a $100 million player, but moving him now would be a loss-making move, so keep indefinitely.

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