Batum got a standing ovation when he entered the Blazers' game
against the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night.
Batum was expected to start for Portland this season but he had
surgery shortly before the opener.
Batum, who is French, appeared in 79 games as a rookie last
season, starting 76. He averaged 5.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while
earning praise for his defensive ability.