February 11, 2018, 4:08 pm
Nicolas Batum was downright dreadful on Sunday afternoon, going 0-for-10 from the field and finishing with two points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 26 minutes.
While the rest of the box score helps soothe the pain ever so slightly, Batum is in the middle of a nightmare season. He hasn’t reported further elbow discomfort lately but just doesn’t look right this year. He’s a top-130 guy on the season after years of excellent early-middle round performance but appears to be in decline. To further the frustration, Batum has actually been a top-90 player in the two weeks ahead of this dud. There’s little recourse but to stick with him through the struggles.