Freeman: Blazers F Nicolas Batum Ready To Talk Extension


On Wednesday, Portland Trail Blazers president Larry Miller told reporters that the team is considering contract extension talks with forward Nicolas Batum. "We're definitely talking about that but Nic is somebody that we see as a part of this organization going forward," Miller said. "He's a part of the future of this organization." Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports that Batum is open to the idea. ------------------------------ "Why not?" Batum said in a phone interview from France. "I came up with the Blazers. I love Portland. I love the fans. If I can continue with them, of course I want to. Why not?" ------------------------------ ed: text updated, bumped to front page -- Ben Golliver | | Twitter