November 13, 2017, 10:33 am
Nicolas Batum is on track to make his season debut versus the Cavs Wednesday night, according to Rick Bonnell.
Batum participated in a 5-on-5 scrimmage for the first time since tearing a ligament in his left elbow back on October 4. Batum said everything seemed to go right, other than being slightly gassed. “The first five minutes were pretty good, and then I thought, ‘Ah,’ and was catching my breath,” Batum said. Head coach Steve Clifford said he wanted to get Batum in another scrimmage with referees during Monday’s practice. Barring an unexpected setback, it looks like Batum will be in the starting lineup Wednesday night, but expect a minutes limit until he gets back into game shape.