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Holdahl: Nicolas Batum To Play 2 For France

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Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com previews the World Championships from the French perspective... -------------------------- Teaming up with Beaubois to comprise the longest backcourt in the world in terms of wingspan is something Batum has been looking forward to. With Parker, Turiaf and Mickael Pietrus all sitting out, France’s best chance to advance to the medal round could very well come down to whether Batum and Beaubois can lockdown their opponents on defense while working the drive-and-kick on offense. "That's a good backcourt," said Nate McMillan of the Beaubois/Batum tandem. "It's going to be young like (Team USA’s). Nicolas at the two? I would like to see that." -------------------------- Roddy Beaubois had a somewhat disappointing Las Vegas Summer League (he was slowed by injury) but he's as captivating as it gets. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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