February 27, 2018, 11:05 pmNicolas BatumSG/SF, Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum shot just 3-for-10 in Tuesday’s win but still tormented the Bulls with 10 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Batum’s season was looking dead in the water after he dealt with an elbow injury and some persistent pain for much of the first half but he’s up to top-40 output over the last two weeks. He’s averaging 11.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.4 threes over his last five which more than offsets his .426 shooting over that span. If you bought low or held onto Batum through his struggles, he’s paying dividends now.