Nicolas Batum breakout season making good on monster contract

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin takes a look into Nicolas Batum’s stellar beginning to the 2012/13 season. Despite an offseason spent trying to get away from Portland, Batum looks to have turned a corner in his career. With highs in all stat categories, Batum is becoming a major cog for the Blazers.

Trailblazers Roster Analysis: Salaries Under The Microscope

Portland Trailblazers basketball blogger Steve Lee tells us when you look at the astronomical salaries that are floating around the NBA these days, Rashard Lews ($22mil), Gilbert Arenas ($19mil), its easy to say Portland’s salaries are NOT out of control. Brandon Roy, Gerald Wallace, Greg Oden, Jerome Kersey, LaMarcus Aldridge contracts are examined…

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