Nicolas Batum

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  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum played only 22 games during the 2019-20 regular season (the last of which came on January 24), finishing the year ranked outside the top-225 in categories formats.

    The veteran swingman had an injury-riddled campaign, Batum's fifth with the Hornets. He averaged just 3.6 points, 4.5 boards and 3.0 assists in 23.0 minutes per night. A longtime threat from deep, Batum shot 28.6 percent from three, which was also a disappointing development. He only has one year remaining on the gigantic, $120 million deal he inked prior to the 2016-17 season, and the Hornets are probably wishing it wrapped up after this season. They have no use for Batum moving forward, but they owe him $27 million next year. Yikes.

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday and will be available to play in Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    Batum has played in only a mere five games over the past month, and with the Hornets embracing the youth movement lately, he isn't much of a fantasy option outside of the deepest of leagues. There will be a few extra minutes to go around in this one with Cody Martin unavailable.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) has been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Pistons.

    With Batum slated to miss another game we should continue to see extended run for Malik Monk.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Mavs.

    This will mean extra minutes for Cody Martin and Malik Monk will see extra minutes on the wing, but neither are to enticing for DFS.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum started for the Hornets on Saturday and posted a well-rounded, albeit low-end line with five points (2-of-4 shooting), three rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one block.

    Batum played 30 minutes in this one and it's a concern that he only took four shot attempts. On the other hand, it was good to see him active and able to contribute in other areas. Batum is a risky play right now and can be left on the wire. He replaced Cody Zeller, who was solid with 13 points (4-of-5 FGs, 5-of-9 FTs), eight rebounds, one assist and two steals.

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum will start at small forward in Saturday's game versus the Jazz.

    This will be Batum's first start of the season and Zeller will be moving to the bench at his expense. He's not going to have a huge ceiling, but at a cheap salary he's worth a look in DFS.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand discomfort) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.

    Batum has been out about a week but should be back on the floor against the Cavs. Batum is only averaging 21.9 minutes this season, although he could see a bit more action with P.J. Washington sidelined. He's still not a recommended option.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand discomfort) is being ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Kings

    There were conflicting reports earlier about Batum playing on Tuesday, and now we have the official word that he will sit this one out. His next chance to play will be on Wednesday against the Cavs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams and Miles Bridges will see extra minutes with Batum and P.J. Washington out.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Marvin Williams
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Marvin Williams (right knee soreness) will be available to play against the Kings on Tuesday.

    With P.J. Washington (finger) out at least through Christmas, Williams may find himself in the starting lineup. Nicolas Batum (hand) is also out for this game, so Williams could flirt with 30 minutes tonight. The Hornets play again on Wednesday against the Cavs, making Williams a viable streaming option.

    Source: Hornets PR onm Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand discomfort) is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    This comes after the Hornets PR account announced Batum has been upgraded to questionable and beat writer reports that suggested Batum would return. Stay tuned for more information as there seems to be a wide range of outcomes for Batum on Tuesday. If he can play, he will see some extra minutes with P.J. Washington out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets announced this morning that Nicolas Batum has been upgraded to questionable for the game against the Kings on Tuesday.

    Batum has been sidelined for the last three games and it’s uncertain whether he will make his return tonight. The Hornets actually have a need for healthy bodies with PJ Washington out but Batum has been far from a reliable fantasy asset this year.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets have listed Nic Batum (left hand discomfort) as doubtful ahead of Tuesday's game.

    Batum has missed the last three games, and his continued absence will open up more run for Malik Monk and Cody Martin. There's not much here for fantasy purposes.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand contusion) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game versus the Pacers.

    He was trending in this direction since yesterday, but this leaves the Hornets dangerously short at the SF spot. The Pacers are a big team, so we might see some more lineups with Miles Bridges at the three to counter Indiana's size.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand contusion) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Pacers.

    Batum may be in line to see an increase in playing time with P.J. Washington expected to miss some time. If Batum sits this one out we should see a little more Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk with Miles Bridges sliding up to play some four.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand discomfort) is unavailable for when the Hornets clash with the Bulls on Friday.

    Batum has been a disappointment this season, and it appears his days of filling up the box score are long gone at this point for the Hornets. At this point he is just mucking up the rest of the rotation for guys like Dwayne Bacon and P.J. Washington.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter