[Introduction] The Rockets’ drafts are always unexpected. In the 2008 draft, a ready-made Yao Ming substitute like DeAndre Jordan was not selected.
Such a strong insider support is considered a lottery pick. They picked Nicolas Batum, an international player from France, and then quickly traded with the Trail Blazers, using Batum and the second.
The 24th pick in the round, Marty Lenning, was traded for rookies Dante Green and Joey Dorsey.
Thus missing the gold in the ruins.
Name: Nicolas Batum
Birthday: December 14, 1988
Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Draft situation: 25th in the first round in 2008 was selected by the Rockets
Field position: small forward
Reference template: Pippen
Last season statistics
Number of appearances/starting appearances/playing time: 73/73/38.5
Field goal percentage/three-point percentage/free throw percentage: 42.3%/37.2%/84.8%
Batum’s physical fitness is quite good, his height and wingspan will not be a disadvantage for floating on the outside.
It also has good organizational skills, and his athletic ability is even better. He can contribute to the wonderful slam dunks of the fast break, stable outside three-pointers, selfless passes and assists.
His rebounding is not outstanding, and his offensive skills still need to be enriched and refined. Although he has the ability to attack with the ball and his style of play is tough enough, he still has many immature skills at a young age, but this is also
To some extent, it is his advantage-potential and strong plasticity.