December 9, 2017, 5:27 pm
Nicolas Batum will warm up ahead of Saturday’s game to see if he can play, but Dwayne Bacon would draw into the starting lineup if Batum falls on the wrong side of the game-time decision.
It’s concerning that Batum is still dealing with elbow soreness after surgery cost him a hearty chunk of the season already, and he really hasn’t looked like himself so far. Dwayne Bacon drew starts while Batum was sidelined the first time and would step back into that role tonight, though he didn’t do much to make fantasy owners pay attention. The same goes for Malik Monk, who also stands to see more minutes. Batum’s status is something to keep a close eye on going forward.