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Nicolas Batum
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10.5 4.5 4.7
Team: CharlotteHeight: 6-8 Born: 12/14/1988
Position: G-FWeight: 220 Birthplace: Lisieux, France
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 25th pick by Rockets (2008)


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Dec. 16 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET17:04 GMT1:04 10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST21:04 UAE18:0412:04 ET11:04 AM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored five points Friday on 2-of-7 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Miami Heat 104-98. Batum grabbed three rebounds and dished out 10 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 36:52 on the floor. He added two steals.
Dec. 16 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)03:1221:12 ET8:12 PM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored 23 points Saturday, going 9 of 17 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 93-91. Batum pulled down four rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 38:14 of playing time. Batum went 5 of 9 from 3-point range.
Analysis: This was quite a breakout game for Batum, who scored a season-high 23 points after he totaled just 25 in his four previous games. Batum made five 3-pointers after going 4 for 18 in the previous six contests.
Dec. 14 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST20:24 UAE17:2411:24 ET10:24 AM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored nine points Wednesday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Houston Rockets 108-96. Batum pulled down nine rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 34:14 of playing time. He added one steal. Batum went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Batum missed the previous game with a left elbow injury but returned to the starting lineup.
Dec. 10 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST20:50 UAE17:5011:50 ET10:50 AM CTNaN:� - Batum will start Wednesday after missing Monday's game due to a left elbow injury.
Analysis: Batum played 19 minutes Saturday after initially being considered doubtful due to the elbow injury that has plagued him all season long.
Dec. 9 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET18:45 GMT2:45 11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST22:45 UAE19:4513:45 ET12:45 PM CTNaN:� - Batum (elbow) did play Saturday against the Lakers but scored just two points on 1-of-3 shooting as the Hornets fell to Los Angeles 110-99. Batum pulled down two rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 18:57 on the floor. He added one steal.
Analysis: Batum was initially considered doubtful due to an injury that plagued him all season long. Normally a solid all-around fantasy option, he'll be a highly risky one if he's only seeing 19 minutes like he did on this night.
Dec. 8 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST7:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored nine points Friday on 4-of-14 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Chicago Bulls 119-111 in overtime. Batum grabbed six rebounds and dished out 10 assists, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 42:17 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Batum went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Batum fell one point shy of his first double-double of the season. He still had a terrific all-around effort with 10 assists, six rebounds, a 3-pointer, a steal and a block. In his last five games, Batum has averaged 11.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
Dec. 7 6:06 AM PT7:06 AM MT8:06 AM CT9:06 AM ET14:06 GMT22:06 7:06 AM MST9:06 AM EST18:06 UAE15:069:06 ET8:06 AM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored 15 points Wednesday, going 6 of 12 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Golden State Warriors 101-87. Batum pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -13 in his 35:35 of playing time. He added two steals. Batum went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Batum was two points off a season high and hit at least of his field-goal attempts for just the second time in 10 games this season. Maybe he's finally coming around after some struggles following a lengthy absence for an elbow problem.
Dec. 4 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST7:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored 11 points Monday, going 3 of 8 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets topped the Orlando Magic 104-94. Batum grabbed 11 rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 37:11 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
Analysis: Batum recorded his first double-double of the season. When healthy, Batum is a serviceable competitor who could be a solid fantasy option if consistent.
Dec. 2 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET16:32 GMT0:32 9:32 AM MST11:32 AM EST20:32 UAE17:3211:32 ET10:32 AM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored 13 points Friday, going 5 of 14 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Miami Heat 105-100. Batum pulled down five rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 35:19 of playing time. Batum went 2 of 8 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Batum got plenty of opportunities in the offense with Kemba Walker sidelined, but his shooting woes continued. Batum has shot 27.8 percent from the field in his last four games, including 3 of 19 from beyond the arc.
Nov. 30 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST20:54 UAE17:5411:54 ET10:54 AM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored 10 points Wednesday, going 3 of 9 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Toronto Raptors 126-113. Batum pulled down one rebound and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -8 in his 32:35 of playing time. He added one steal. Batum went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Batum continues to struggle in his return from an elbow problem. Of Charlotte's last four games, he had to miss one because of the injury and he has shot a combined 5 for 22 in the other three. He's 1 of 11 from 3-point range in that span while averaging 5.7 points.
Nov. 25 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST7:53 UAE (+1)04:5322:53 ET9:53 PM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored five points Saturday, going 1 of 7 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets lost to the San Antonio Spurs 106-86. Batum pulled down three rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -15 in his 22:05 on the floor. Batum struggled from behind the arc, coming up empty on all five of his attempts.
Nov. 23 10:58 AM PT11:58 AM MT12:58 PM CT1:58 PM ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST22:58 UAE19:5813:58 ET12:58 PM CTNaN:� - Batum will start in Saturday's matchup with the Spurs after missing Friday's game against Cleveland with a left elbow contusion.
Analysis: Batum suffered the injury Wednesday and was limited to 14 minutes. Jeremy Lamb started the second half in his place and started Friday's game.
Nov. 22 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET0:36 GMT8:36 5:36 PM MST7:36 PM EST4:36 UAE (+1)01:3619:36 ET6:36 PM CTNaN:� - Batum will not return for the second half of Wednesday's game against Washington after injuring his left elbow late in the second quarter. He recorded just two points on 1-of-5 shooting, including 0 for 3 from 3-point range, and three rebounds in 14 minutes.
Analysis: It's the same elbow Batum had surgery on in October, which caused him to miss the season's first 12 games. The Hornets could be holding him out as a precaution, though the news is still somewhat concerning. The swingman appeared to sustain the injury while making contact with the Wizards' Otto Porter.
Nov. 22 6:45 PM PT7:45 PM MT8:45 PM CT9:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)03:4521:45 ET8:45 PM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored two points Wednesday as the Charlotte Hornets topped the Washington Wizards 129-124 in overtime. Batum grabbed three rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -13 in his 13:48 on the floor.
Analysis: Batum had a rough night, missing five of six shots, after averaging 13.5 points in his first four games.
Nov. 20 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST7:16 UAE (+1)04:1622:16 ET9:16 PM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored 17 points Monday on 6-of-12 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-102. Batum grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 28:45 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Batum went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Nov. 18 6:17 AM PT7:17 AM MT8:17 AM CT9:17 AM ET14:17 GMT22:17 7:17 AM MST9:17 AM EST18:17 UAE15:179:17 ET8:17 AM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored nine points Friday on 3-of-7 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Chicago Bulls 123-120. Batum pulled down three rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 26:35 of playing time.
Analysis: Batum scored 16 over 32 minutes in his season debut against Cleveland on Wednesday night. Batum missed the first 13 games because of a torn ligament in his left elbow, so coach Clifford wanted to hold Batum to about 28 minutes in this one after he carried a heavier load than anticipated against the Cavaliers
Nov. 18 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST7:27 UAE (+1)04:2722:27 ET9:27 PM CTNaN:� - Nicolas Batum scored 12 points Saturday, going 4 of 11 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets topped the Los Angeles Clippers 102-87. Batum grabbed four rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of +27 in his 28:06 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal. Batum went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Oct. 5 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE06:020:02 ET11:02 PM CTNaN:� - Batum sprained his left elbow and left 49 seconds into the game on Wednesday.
Analysis: His status is uncertain.
Oct. 5 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST0:52 UAE (+1)22:5216:52 ET3:52 PM CTNaN:� - Batum made his season debut Wednesday and scored 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-107. Batum pulled down five rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 32:04 on the floor. He added two steals. Batum went 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Steve Clifford threw his versatile swingman right into the fire, as Batum had been expected to play only 20-25 minutes in his first game back from a torn UCL in his elbow. The extended court time is a good sign that he's safe to plug back into fantasy lineups, though it may take some time for him to get his 3-point shot back to form.

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