• Nicolas Batum (ulnar nerve contusion) will not play in Friday night’s game versus the Cavs, according the Hornets PR.

    Batum injured the same elbow held him out for most of the season. Jeremy Lamb will be reinserted in the starting lineup and will be a popular option tonight for DFS. Lamb is averaging 16.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season and should be owned in all leagues until we get some more concrete news regarding Batum’s elbow.

    Update: Batum’s injury does not appear to be serious as the Charlotte Observer reported his absence on Friday is precautionary.  They added that Batum said there is no indication that he re-tore the tendon in his left elbow.  “In a pin-down, I got caught (on the arm) again. That hurt a little bit, but it’s not torn again, so I’m pretty pumped,” Batum told the Observer at shootaround.


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