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Nicolas Batum is key to France’s Olympic success

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Is he ready to take the reins in Rio?

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Nicolas Batum has a reputation in Charlotte as a distributor and playmaker but it's those same qualities that come off as passive and frustrating to fans of the French national team who want to see Batum take an active scoring role. We talk to J.B. from Posterdunk.com who gives us a preview of Nic Batum's role in the 2016 Olympics and the style of play his French National Team will employ.

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