5 years ago

Nicolas Batum's injured right wrist remains in "significant pain," and he's averaged just 8.0 points on 7.5 shots over his last six games.

It's obvious Batum is heavily compensating for the injury, but he has no plans to shut it down and the Blazers continue to let him play through it. He's not going to make it any better by continuing to play, so as long as he's out there, owners have to hope he contributes in other areas. Despite his shortcomings due to injury, he remains a must-start in every format.