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Stein: Blazers F Nicolas Batum To Play For SLUC Nancy

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Marc Stein of ESPN.com confirms Saturday's BasketSession.com report that Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has reached an agreement to play for SLUC Nancy in the French league and Euroleague should the ongoing NBA lockout results in a work stoppage... --------------------- Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has committed to playing in France this season in the event of an extended lockout, according to his agent. Bouna Ndiaye, who represents Batum, told ESPN.com on Sunday that a deal with SLUC Nancy in France's top league will be finalized in the coming week. "They are playing in the Euroleague and Nicolas, as a young talent, needs to play to get better," Ndiaye said Sunday from France. --------------------- Update: Sportando.net reports the club officially announced the signing. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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