November 8, 2017, 2:29 pm
Hornets forward Nic Batum (elbow) could be cleared to play as early as November 15th against the Cavs.
Batum is closed to being cleared for contact practice and has suffered no setbacks so far. The return date could be a little bit more on the optimistic side so check back for updates closer to that date. If the veteran is on any waiver wires he needs to be added. His return would send Jeremy Lamb back to the bench and would hurt Lamb’s value quite significantly once Batum is back up to speed and playing his full complement of minutes.