Mike Batiste
Team: Panathinaikos
PhysicalsPositions SalaryMisc
H: 6' 8"
W: 225 lbs
Bday: 11/21/1977
(39 Years Old)
Current: PF
Possible: PF
Agent: Todd Eley
High School: Long Beach Wilson
Hometown: Long Beach, CA

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2013/14EUROMike Batiste278.
2013/14GreekMike Batiste138. 0.30.566.
2013/14EUROMike Batiste278.
2013/14GreekMike Batiste138. 0.30.566.

Moving Off the Overseas Free Agent Rankings (Part Four)- Americans
December 14, 2009

The former Memphis Grizzly continues to trudge along playing for Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos, having recently kicked off his 7th season with the team. This is a fairly amazing accomplishment in European basketball all things considered, as most American players consider themselves lucky to finish a single season with a team, let alone seven. While Batiste continues to put up points at a terrific per-minute rate on phenomenal efficiency numbers, itís tough to see him getting anywhere near the same money he does in Europe at age 32, which is why heíll be clearing his spot on this list for someone a little hungrier for an NBA opportunity.

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Euroleague Final Four: Player Watch
May 14, 2007

Mike Batiste is one of the very few American post-players shining at the top European level, having developed into an extremely solid guy who provides low-post and mid-range scoring, off the ball activity, rebounding, defense, and a nice knowledge of the game. He delivered in this Final Four for Panathianikos, combining for 27 points and 17 rebounds in the two games. At 6-9, featuring nice athleticism and good strength, he could eventually come back to the NBA as a power forward (he played mostly small forward in his previous NBA tenure).

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Euroleague: Who's Hot
December 21, 2006

The Euroleague player of the month in November, Batiste has really been on a tear this season and is Panathinaikosís first offensive post option, as well as the anchor of the defense in the paint.

Batiste had a solid rookie season with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2002/2003 when he averaged 6.4ppg and 3.2rpg in 75 games.

Mike is a dynamic Power Forward, built like a tank, and loves to overpower opponents in the key. He is also a very good athlete who can get off the floor and finish emphatically. Batiste is a menace in the paint thanks to his physicality, but also has some reasonably solid skills, mainly in the low post. He has soft touch around the rim, and does a good job at moving off the ball and recognizing holes in the defense. Heís been able to hit the mid-range jumper with more than decent results this season also.

On the defensive end, Batiste is above average in man to man, but doesnít thrive in help defense. His main weakness is his size, 6-foot-8, while his wingspan doesnít appears to be phenomenal either. Batiste could be a useful rotational player off the bench if he chose to leave European stardom for a return to the NBA.

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Recent Tweets
DraftExpress: Interesting that the 3 most important players for Panathinaikos today were their 3 imports- Mike Batiste, Romain Sato & Drew Nicholas.
2011-05-08 12:23:33
No Nikola Pekovic for Pana so Giorgi Shermandini getting some good minutes here with Mike Batiste in foul trouble. Body looks much better.
2010-03-04 15:58:09
Panathinaikos' offense is disgraceful. Spanoulis dribbling air out the ball. Mike Batiste jacking jumpers. Down 60-45 mid 3rd
2010-02-11 15:57:05
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