Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum is expected to see fewer minutes than usual during Tuesday's game against the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Hornets are already eliminated from the playoffs, so they're going to try and get some of their younger players more playing time, which means less minutes for Batum. That makes Batum a risky play for Tuesday's DFS slate and should mean a bigger workload for Jeremy Lamb off the bench.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum scored 31 points (11-23 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding eight rebounds and three assists in 41 minutes during Saturday's 121-114 loss to the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

After going 10 games without topping 20 points, Batum has now poured in 55 points over his last two. The Hornets have little to play for but draft lottery position, but it looks like the 28-year-old intends to end his campaign on a high note.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum tallied 24 points (6-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 12-12 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, one block and one steal across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 112-99 loss to the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

Batum did a little bit of everything Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to topple a Heat team hungry to make moves up the Eastern Conference standings. The French swingman's 24 points were a team-high and the most he's scored in nearly a month. While his scoring has been inconsistent lately, Batum is in a great stretch distributing the ball-- he's averaged eight assists per game over his last four contests.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum contributed nine points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds, and three steals in 31 minutes during Sunday's 113-101 win over the Thunder.

EDGE Analysis

Batum quietly did a little bit of everything (except block shots), and this is exactly the type of well-rounded performance we've come to expect from him. Batum and the Hornets are slowly sneaking back into the race for one of the final playoff spots in the East, so expect him to continue receiving heavy minutes down the stretch.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum accumulated 18 points (6-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 assists, six rebounds, and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's 120-106 win over the Suns.

EDGE Analysis

Batum has dished out at least 10 dimes seven times this season, and he has posted 14 double-doubles plus one triple-double. The 28-year-old is managing career highs in points (15.3) and assists (5.9) per game, and despite a career-low average in blocks (0.4), Batum is still one of the most well-rounded wings in the league.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum scored 16 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-7 FT) with six assists, one rebound and one steal across 31 minutes in Monday's 105-90 win over the Hawks.

EDGE Analysis

Batum got to the foul line aggressively and doubled his point total from his first game back Saturday after missing two games last week with migraine headaches. The versatile swingman has the unique ability to fill up the stat sheet in virtually any category on any given night, but he's sitting at a career low 40 percent from the field on the season which makes efficient games like the one he had Monday a welcome change of pace for fantasy owners.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum collected eight points (4-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt), 10 rebounds and five assists across 27 minutes during Saturday's 98-93 victory over the Wizards.

EDGE Analysis

After missing the Hornets' past two outings with a migraine headache, Batum returned to the starting five to provide a well-rounded performance against the Wizards. He's averaging a career-high in both points (15.4 PPG) and assists (5.9 APG) this season, while also grabbing 6.7 rebounds and swiping 1.1 steals per game. He remains an especially valuable asset in fantasy formats that list him as a shooting guard, as he provides a rare ability to stuff the stat sheet at that position.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum (head) will start for Saturday's tilt against the Wizards, Stephanie Ready of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

EDGE Analysis

Batum has missed the past two games due to a migraine headache, but will draw the start for Saturday's game. It continues to be unclear whether or not he'll face a minutes restriction, but the fact that he's in the starting lineup is a good sign for a regular workload. As a result, Jeremy Lamb will head back to the bench and likely see a reduced role.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum (head) will be available for Saturday's game against the Wizards.

EDGE Analysis

The versatile wing missed the last two games due to a migraine headache, but coach Steve Clifford confirmed Saturday morning that Batum will be available in some capacity against Washington. It's unclear if he'll face a minutes restriction, but further details should emerge later in the afternoon. Regardless, with Batum back in action, Jeremy Lamb figures to see a reduction in minutes.

Nicolas Batum
SG/SF CHA
4 months ago

Batum's (migraine) recent CT scan on his brain came back negative, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Batum has missed the last two games with a serious migraine and opted to undergo a CT scan Wednesday in order to determine whether or not something more serious was at hand. However, the scan came back negative and he appears to have avoided anything major, which is a sigh of relief for everyone involved. That said, Batum still remains without a timetable for a return, with his next opportunity to see the court Saturday against the Wizards.