Nicolas Batum

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  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets do not yet know if Nicolas Batum will be a starter or a reserve next season.

    Batum is owed over $25 million in 2019-20 and $27 million in 2020-21, meaning it would take multiple picks or young players to move him, or taking on an equally bad contract. When healthy, he obviously has talent on both ends of the floor, but we haven't seen that in a few years. With Batum's uncertainty already being talked about, Miles Bridges could be a regular starter next season, which would do wonders for his fantasy value.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Charlotte Observer

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum finished with just two rebounds and three assists on 0-of-1 shooting in 12 minutes in Wednesday's 122-114 loss to the Magic.

    Batum has been up and down all season but really ended the year in a slump. Over the last two weeks of the season he only played in five games and was a outside of the top-250 in that time. He only averaged 9.4 points this season which is his lowest since the 2014-2015 season and he only attempted 7.6 shots which is the lowest since his sophomore year in 2010. This was Batum's first season finishing outside of the top-100 in 8/9-cat leagues since his rookie season in 2009. The Hornets are pretty stacked at the wing position with Malik Monk, Miles Bridges, Jeremy Lamb, MKG and Dwayne Bacon so maybe that's why Batum fell off this year. He'll look to bounce back next year and should still be a one of the first picks at the back end of the middle-rounds.

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum made just one field goal for the fourth time in his last five games on Tuesday against the Cavs, scoring three points with six rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one block in 32 minutes.

    It's not totally clear what's been going on with Batum lately, but it's certainly not good for his fantasy owners. He's missed games, come off the bench and returned to the starting lineup only to score 10 points in his last five appearances. Look elsewhere for production in Wednesday's season finale.

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum started for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) on Sunday and missed both of his shots to finish scoreless in 26 minutes.

    Batum added five rebounds and three assists but he's not a fantasy option at this point, and frankly hasn't been since he was initially benched. We'll see if Charlotte can somehow get out of his contract this summer.

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum will move into the starting lineup on Sunday against the Pistons.

    If Charlotte loses here their postseason hopes are cooked, so it's interesting that they're going back to a guy that's been a semi-regular DNP-CD lately. We'll see how he does. Miles Bridges will move down to power forward as a result.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum received a DNP-CD on Monday against the Jazz.

    Batum shouldn't be owned in any formats now as the Hornets only play five more times and it's not worth the hassle to try to pin down the game where he'll actually play.

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum bounced back from a DNP-CD on Friday with a 24-minute outing on Sunday, but he only had two points on 1-of-3 shooting in a blowout loss to the Warriors.

    He added four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block to the box score. Batum is a non-factor in fantasy for the final stretch of the season and will likely need a change of scenery for next season in order to become a must-own player again.

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Coach James Borrego said Nicolas Batum "could be a part" of the rotation on Sunday.

    This is a bit cryptic and we wouldn't recommend rolling Batum out there in DFS. Keep an eye out on Batum over the summer, a move to a contender could be a positive as Batum has struggled to consistently shine as a second or third option.

    Source: Rod Boone on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum received a DNP-CD on Friday in his first game back from an illness that caused him to miss three prior games.

    With the Hornets still fighting for a playoff berth, it was a surprising development for Batum who is posting top-100 value on the season. It's unclear at this time if the decision was made in part because he's still recovering from illness or if it was due to the hot play of Dwayne Bacon and Miles Bridges. Fantasy players will want to keep an eye on this to see if it develops into a trend moving forward.

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) is probable to play the Lakers on Friday.

    Batum has missed the last three games with an illness but it looks like he's ready to return to action.

    Source: The Charlotte Observer

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) will miss his third straight game on Tuesday against the Spurs.

    Batum's continued absence will leave more minutes available for Dwayne Bacon and Miles Bridges. Bridges is on a nice roll and should be scooped up in all leagues while he's on a hot streak, while Batum's lower-end production means he can be dropped if you need immediate production.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum is still suffering from a virus and doesn’t anticipate playing on Tuesday against the Spurs.

    Batum said that he has lost eight pounds since getting sick and it makes sense for him to not being able to return to the court just yet. Dwayne Bacon should continue to start and is someone to consider in deeper formats as he scored 20 points in Sunday’s win.

    Source: Rich Bonnell on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Batum missed Charlotte's pair of games on the weekend, so hopefully that rest served him well. He'll go back to being a low-end play when he returns, though Miles Bridges' improved play could make a dent in Batum's playing time. Dwayne Bacon is the most likely to lose minutes when the Hornets are at full strength.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Batum didn't play on Saturday either and this couldn't come at a worse time for both the Hornets and anyone who owns Batum. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion) out as well, Dwayne Bacon will likely get the start again. He only managed to put up 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block but he did play 31 minutes so he's worth a look if you're desperate.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Celtics.

    With Cody Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also out, the Hornets are down three regulars as their playoff hopes hang in the balance. We'll see if Dwayne Bacon can improve upon the four points, five rebounds and five assists he put up in Thursday's start.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter