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L'Equipe: Tony Parker tries to recruit Batum to play for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne

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Article in French. Parker is a co-owner of that team. The roster currently features fellow French national team players Edwin Jackson (SG) and Mikael Gelabale (SF, formerly with the Sonics) alongside former NBA player Pops Mensah-Bonsu, as well as the coach of the French national team who allegedly has a very good connection to Batum. The article mentions that one obstacle could be that ASVEL is not yet directly qualified for the Euroleague, the highest level of international basketball competition in Europe (they'd have to play in the 2nd-tier Eurocup failing to qualify for that, along with league play in the French Pro A league). As previously reported, SLUC Nancy is another French Pro A team that has publicly expressed their interest in Batum in case of a longer lockout.

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