Nicolas Batum's Record-Setting Game Reveals Growth as Facilitator

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Nicolas Batum's Record-Setting Game Reveals Growth as Facilitator
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When coach Terry Stotts met with Nicolas Batum before the season started, he told the Trail Blazers’ starting small forward he would be challenged in ways he’s never been challenged, used in ways he’s never been used, pushed in ways he’s never been pushed. Batum’s unique blend of length, speed, athleticism and basketball savvy would no longer be stashed in the corner, poised to hoist three-pointers.

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