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Myth 07-22-2008 10:58 PM

Batum Signed
 
Amount was not disclosed, but he is officially playing for us this year (barely I assume).

BlazersDozen 07-22-2008 11:25 PM

Re: Batum Signed
 
I would've prefered sending him back to Europe for a few years and sign Bernard Robinson who is a pretty good perimeter defender and man to man defender, something we need off the bench from our wing players.

Myth 07-22-2008 11:31 PM

Re: Batum Signed
 
I think the thought is that the Blazer staff can develop him into what we need more than training staffs overseas.

Kumo 07-23-2008 12:49 AM

Re: Batum Signed
 
Ehh...hopefully he works out. Maybe Nate can work some magic.

statman32 07-23-2008 01:42 AM

Re: Batum Signed
 
Batum is still a year or two out from providing the Blazers with good consistent minutes but I am glad they kept him in Portland rather than let him go back to Europe. He needs to learn how to play more aggressive and because they focus more on player development in the NBA (For players Batums age) hell get the best teaching in Portland.

Finn T-Mac 07-23-2008 03:53 AM

Re: Batum Signed
 
What the f**k. Does that mean there are no more roster spots available for Koponen? Can someone find out, cause I could find it nad I heard there was only one spot left and now it's for Batum...:confusedshrug:

statman32 07-23-2008 03:57 AM

Re: Batum Signed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Finn T-Mac
What the f**k. Does that mean there are no more roster spots available for Koponen? Can someone find out, cause I could find it nad I heard there was only one spot left and now it's for Batum...:confusedshrug:

http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindbla...ers_one_r.html

There is still 1 spot left.

Finn T-Mac 07-23-2008 04:33 AM

Re: Batum Signed
 
Ok, thanks for that.

Kumo 07-23-2008 04:35 AM

Re: Batum Signed
 
Oh wow, I coulda sworn they were filled up with Batum now. Sweet, hopefully they sign Koponen aswell.

Myth 07-23-2008 05:01 AM

Re: Batum Signed
 
Yeah, now the only concern about signing Koponen is that if we come across a veteran free agent, we'd have to release somebody (thus paying them for nothing).

BlazersDozen 07-23-2008 08:54 AM

Re: Batum Signed
 
Well I think if we sign Kopponen then KP will have already made up his mind about the rest of the talent on the open market.

blazerjimmy 07-26-2008 01:32 PM

Re: Batum Signed
 
Anyone besides me think that we might be working on some kind of a 2-3 player for one player and trade exception trade?

Myth 07-26-2008 04:47 PM

Re: Batum Signed
 
I don't expect any trades before the season starts. Maybe closer to the trade deadline.


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