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Batum....

Did the Trailblazers make a mistake matching the Wolves offer for Batum? I know it's only about 30 games into the season but was Batum worth the investment?


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Yes, I was very skeptic about

Yes, I was very skeptic about the blazes ringing him back but watching him play I realized that he has pretty much improved in every facet of the game. He is looking like he could be a solid building piece going forward for Portland.

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I don't think they made a

I don't think they made a mistake by matching. He's a really good defender, potential high teens scorer who can hit 3's and has shown improved play-making ability. He's yet to hit his prime either. I think he can be a Lu Deng type player (with better 3 point range), if he isn't there already. He's basically making Deng-type money.

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You picked the day after his

You picked the day after his 22pts 7reb 8ast 2 blks 1 stl 1 to game to bring this up

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Portland won

B Free- Portland won the game which is the most important part even though he only made 6 of 17 field goal attempts in the game you thought was great.... but is he good enough to warrant a large contract and possibly handcuffing the Blazers in the future. One game doesn't make it a good signing I hope.

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Seriously have you been

Seriously have you been watching him this year??? Ridiculous question to ask.

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Batum

Batum is being paid as a franchise player while scoring 16 pt per game and shooting .415 pct. Why is it ridiculous to ask others of oppinion if he's worth the price. Is it suddenly wrong to ask others for their oppinions? I wasn't saying he wasn't worth the contract just looking for what others thought were. Is that not what this forum is for? You must be new around here.

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He's not being paid as a

He's not being paid as a franchise player. Also, forget about his FG%, look at his TS, which is around 56%. That is above average for a swingman. It's obvious that his FG% is influenced by the amount of 3's he takes.

Also in regards to Indy's post, him already being as good as he is with room to grow should make it easier to answer the question.

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he is getting to the line alot.

paid as a franchise player? No his isn't and neither is LA. Brandon Roy is the one who is being paid the franchise player money.

He has similar stats to Rudy Gay.
Nicolas Batum :$11,950,000
FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
5.3-12.8 .415 2.4-6.9 .347 3.0-3.5 .866 5.7 4.3 1.2 1.6 1.8 2.6 16.0
Rudy Gay :$16,460,532
FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
7.0-16.7 .419 1.1-3.3 .326 3.2-3.9 .804 5.9 2.5 0.8 1.5 2.2 2.5 18.2

Nicolas Batum is averaging 1.25 points per shot compared with Rudy Gay's 1.09, plus he is averaging 1.8 more APG.

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I don't have a problem with

I don't have a problem with the question, but it's hard to answer it now considering he still has so much room to grow.

There's a lot to like about Batum. First, he's a two way player. Defensively, he can defend three positions. I've always felt he had point forward ability. He's a good all-around player. One thing I didn't like about Nate McMillian is he didn't give Batum a long enough leash. Since the coaching change, he's played more free. This season is the first season he's been given the green light. My problem with Terry Stots is he's probably giving Batum too long a leash... I mean, shooting 7 three-pointers per game is ridiculous.

I think once Batum settles down and matures, he could be worth the $46 million over four years. I'd like to see him cut down on his three-point attempts and turnovers, develop more of an in-between game and get to the rim more.

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Yes Nic Batum is certainly

Yes Nic Batum is certainly worth his wait in gold. He's having a great year playing defense and making an impact all over the court. His shooting touch has been off but the guy is still averaging 16 ppg and over 4 apg which is very impressive for a young wing player by any standard. He's also averaging over a steal and block a game. He seems to be a version of AK 47 just with less rebounds and blocks but more scoring.

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Batum is worth the money he gets

Two way player, still very young and developing, agree with @Indiana Basketball needs to atack the rim more and stop settling for 3 pointers, he is a great athlete and very long! He can atack the rim more and that would help his FG %

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