Blazers' Nicolas Batum expects to play Friday vs. Bulls


i-2Nicolas Batum expects to return Friday against Chicago.

According to The Columbian, Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum expects to play in Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls after missing four straight games with a knee injury. Batum told reporters that he “should be OK,” come Friday.

Batum suffered a right knee contusion during Portland’s game against Denver on November 9th. Batum is averaging 9.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game so far this season, and the Trail Blazers went 4-0 in his absence. 



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