Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 6 days ago

Batum (knee) posted 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists in 38 minutes of action in the Blazers' Game 1 loss to the Grizzlies on Sunday.

Batum was dealing with a bruised knee, but it apparently didn't bother him too much. He went on to log 38 minutes and post a decent line in the process. In other words, expect him to be fine moving forward.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 1 week ago

Batum (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's playoff opener at Memphis.

On Monday, Batum sustained a bruised right knee after landing awkwardly on an attempted rebound, which eventually kept him sidelined in Wednesday's season finale. However, after practicing Friday, he'll resume his role as the Blazers' starter at the three.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 1 week ago

Batum (knee) will play in Game 1 against the Grizzlies on Sunday, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

Batum bruised his knee against the Thunder on Monday and was held out of the regular season finale Wednesday versus Dallas. There was some concern about his status heading into Game 1, but after practicing Friday it sounds like he'll be good to go Sunday night.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 weeks ago

Batum was diagnosed with a right knee contusion and will not play in Wednesday's game at Dallas.

Of course, the fact that Batum is sitting out does not necessarily shed any light on how serious his injury is, as this is the season finale and the team likely wants him ready for the playoffs. Either way, he will offer no further value to owners in single-season leagues. Alonzo Gee and Allen Crabbe will see a ton of minutes on the wing Wednesday.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 weeks ago

Batum is slated to undergo an MRI on his right knee Tuesday, The Oregonian reports.

Batum left Monday's game in Oklahoma City for good after coming down awkwardly on his right leg while competing with teammate Chris Kaman for a rebound. During the act, Batum's knee appeared to buckle, but an initial X-ray was returned negative. With one regular season contest remaining on the schedule Wednesday at Dallas, it wouldn't surprise if the wing was held out, as intimated by Batum on Monday. Nevertheless, expect clarification regarding his injury once the results of the MRI are known.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 weeks ago

Batum (knee) doesn't believe he'll be playing in Wednesday's regular season finale against the Mavericks, broadcaster Casey Holdahl reports.

Batum prematurely exited Monday's game against the Thunder and is now just trying to rest up in preparation for Portland's impending playoff bid. That said, official word on his status for Wednesday won't likely be released until closer to tipoff.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 weeks ago

Batum (knee) will not return to Monday's game after suffering a knee injury, Jabari Young of Comcast reports.

Batum's leg appeared to buckle while battling for a rebound and he departed the game for further examination. While X-Rays came back negative, he'll undergo further tests, and the extent of the injury likely won't be known until Tuesday.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 weeks ago

Batum had a well-rounded game Thursday in a loss to the Warriors, scoring seven points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt) to go along with 10 rebounds, eight assists, one block and one steal in 41 minutes.

Batum has been finding ways to be productive outside of just scoring lately. He has two 10-rebound games in his past four outings, averages 4.8 assists per game so far in April and has a combined seven steals in his past five games.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 2 weeks ago

Batum returned to the starting line-up after a rest and scored 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt) with six rebounds, five assists and three steals in 29 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Timberwolves.

Batum has been disappointing this season with a drop in production in a number of categories. He is still a multi-category guy and looms as a value pick heading into next season as a number of owners may overlook him.

Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 3 weeks ago

Batum (rest) isn't on the Blazers' injury report for Wednesday's game versus the Timberwolves, The Oregonian reports.

Batum didn't make the trip east to Brooklyn for Monday's makeup game, but he'll return to his normal spot as the Blazers' starting small forward Wednesday. In his previous four appearances, he averaged 12.8 points (on 50 percent shooting), six rebounds, four assists, 2.8 treys, and 0.8 steals in 31 minutes.