December 4, 2017, 10:00 pm
Nicolas Batum was a fan of the number one on Monday against the Magic as he scored 11 points with 11 boards, one steal, one block and five assists.
Batum has been playing poorly all year and hopefully this game is the start of a rebound for the Frenchman. This is Batum’s first double-double of the year and third straight game with five assists. It’s also just his second game with a block and a steal. Through nine games this year Batum is outside the top-150 in 8-cat and barely inside the top-200 in 9-cat. Look for him to rebound as his conditioning improves in a couple more weeks. Batum should safely be able to finish the year in the top-80 in 8-cat leagues.