Sean Meagher of OregonLive posts an interview with Nicolas Batum from after Wednesday's practice. Batum shares his thoughts on rookies Damian Lillard and Joel Freeland, and things sound pretty promising. Among his thoughts for Lillard: "He's gonna surprise a lot of people. He's good, he's fast, he knows the game. And the other thing was he's such a good passer. He can pass the ball well. I didn't know that." And Freeland: "...People say maybe he's like a soft European shooter, like forward shooter, but no, he's got some big moves inside, he plays hard. I like it."