Advertisement

 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -The Portland Trail Blazers signed French guard-forward Nicolas Batum on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-8 19-year-old was the 25th overall pick in the draft by Houston, which traded his rights to Portland for picks Darrell Arthur (27th overall) and Joey Dorsey (33rd overall).
Batum played the past three seasons for MSB Le Mans of the French ProA League. He averaged 12.3 points, five rebounds and 3.6 assists last season.
Batum played for the Blazers during the NBA Summer League, averaging 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in five games.
The signing leaves the Blazers with one open roster spot to reach the NBA limit of 15.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Tim Duncan retires The San Antonio Spurs lost their franchise player on Monday, as Tim Duncan elected to retire after an amazing 19-year...
Thumbnail Rockets give Harden an extension The Houston Rockets locked up their star player for years to come, announcing an extension with James Harden on...
Thumbnail OKC's title odds plummet without Durant Following the announcement that Kevin Durant will be signing with the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA title...
Thumbnail Durant heading to Golden State The shoe finally dropped in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, as he has elected to sign with the Golden State Warriors for next...
Thumbnail Warriors now 2/3 to win title with Durant The Golden State Warriors were already favored to win the 2017 NBA Finals championship, but their odds improved even more after...
More inNBA Articles  
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages