Nicolas Batum

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  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum will miss the Hornets' matchup with the Pistons on Wednesday due to right Achilles soreness.

    The Hornets are hopeful that Batum will be ready for the regular season. Batum could have some value in the late rounds, but he was held to 9.3 points per game last season.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington may be the favorite to start at SF on opening day per Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer.

    P.J. Washington, who had whispers of G League this summer, has put himself in a position to earn a starting job on opening day with Nicolas Batum (sore Achilles) still out. It's no secret the team wants to play their young guys, and the 12th pick in this year's draft is one of those players. Washington is moving up draft boards right now.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets are listing Nicolas Batum (sore right Achilles) as out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Batum is starting to look extremely questionable for opening day. With the team already intent on developing their younger guys, there is a chance that Batum doesn't get his starting job back should the injury continue to linger. P.J. Washington is a name to consider towards the end of drafts.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon led the Hornets in scoring on Monday with 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go with three rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.

    Nicolas Batum (sore right Achilles) sat this one out as well and Bacon should have ample opportunity to put up counting stats. The efficiency won't be this nice and Malik Monk (18 minutes, 10 points, two triples, two rebounds, an assist, two steals and two blocks) will also have a crack at guard minutes.

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets have already ruled Nicolas Batum (sore right Achilles) out of Monday's preseason game.

    Batum's draft stock is plummeting and although he doesn't anticipate missing any time in the regular season, fantasy players won't feel confident about his status until he's back on the court. The versatile Batum is likely going to see less playing time this season as a result of Charlotte's youth movement so he's a late-round selection in most formats.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (sore right Achilles) is listed as out to face the Sixers on Friday.

    With Batum out, P.J. Washington, Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk will get some extra run. The added injury to Batum's uncertain role is making him a risky investment in drafts right now.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (sore right Achilles) missed Thursday's practice after sitting out the second half of Wednesday's preseason game due to injury.

    Batum has a little under two weeks to get himself ready for the regular season. Batum will need to improve his efficiency if he wants to hold off losing minutes to the Hornets' intended youth movement.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum left the game with a sore right Achilles after only mustering two rebounds across 12 minutes on Wednesday night.

    With the Hornets already signaling that they are looking to develop youth this season, this is a less-than-ideal start for Batum. If this injury lingers, which is likely, expect Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk to see a bump in playing time.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been informed that, "The agenda is youth and development."

    The article adds that both players will have a chance to compete for minutes but the Hornets' top priority will be to develop their younger players which bodes well for Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, Devonte Graham, P.J. Washington and Willy Hernangomez. Miles was already putting up near top-100 value to close the season at around 25 minutes per game while the rest of the players could all produce fantasy value if given the minutes so they should at least be put on the watch list to see how the preseason plays out.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert was invisible in France's loss to Argentina in the semifinals of the FIBA World Cup, scoring just three points and pulling down 11 rebounds in 29 minutes.

    This just wasn't enough from Gobert, who couldn't impose his will against a weaker Argentina squad on paper. Joining him in the "forgot there was a game" club was Nicolas Batum, who consistently finds a way to do nothing in heavy minutes. Batum's line in this one was a paltry three points (1-of-6 shooting), five boards, one assist and a block.

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Despite 33 minutes of playing time, Nicolas Batum was unable to contribute much during France's 78-74 win against Germany on Sunday, producing two points, five rebounds and three assists.

    Batum put together an unimpressive performance, letting his teammates carry the offensive load for Team France, and this is the type of line that fantasy owners will have to worry about this upcoming season. Batum has a habit of disappearing even when he gets big minutes. With Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb off the roster, Batum could take on a larger role for the Hornets, but he is a difficult player to rely upon. He is someone to keep in mind towards the latter half of your draft.

  • 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.