During his exit interview on Friday, Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum expressed confidence that the team would match any offers made to him when he becomes a restricted free agent this summer and that he would return to Portland next season.
"They're going to match. They will match, I think, anyway. We'll see what happens. ... Nobody has told me that but they've made me understand that... They want me a lot, they love me, they want me long-term on this franchise."
Did they tell you that today?
Very confident you'll be back?
"I'm pretty sure, 99 percent, that they're going to match."