April 11, 2019, 2:28 amNicolas BatumG/F, Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum finished with just two rebounds and three assists on 0-of-1 shooting in 12 minutes in Wednesday's 122-114 loss to the Magic.
Batum has been up and down all season but really ended the year in a slump. Over the last two weeks of the season he only played in five games and was a outside of the top-250 in that time. He only averaged 9.4 points this season which is his lowest since the 2014-2015 season and he only attempted 7.6 shots which is the lowest since his sophomore year in 2010. This was Batum's first season finishing outside of the top-100 in 8/9-cat leagues since his rookie season in 2009. The Hornets are pretty stacked at the wing position with Malik Monk, Miles Bridges, Jeremy Lamb, MKG and Dwayne Bacon so maybe that's why Batum fell off this year. He'll look to bounce back next year and should still be a one of the first picks at the back end of the middle-rounds.