December 13, 2017, 12:39 pm
Hornets do-it-all forward Nic Batum (elbow soreness) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday’s game against the Rockets.
This was a surprise after Batum was listed as doubtful on Tuesday. It remains to be seen how effective he will be as the elbow is still likely to bother him during the game and his minutes could be limited. The forward is shooting a career worst 37 percent from the field and 22 percent from deep so far this year and other than rust the elbow is the likely culprit. This could be a problem all year long and his percentages from those two spots could be a drain for owners even if they do improve somewhat. With that said he is worth firing up against the Rockets due to their stat friendliness and frenetic pace