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Nicolas Batum | Guard/Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 200
College: France
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Nicolas Batum played through illness to finish Wednesday's game with 16 points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and a season-high 11 assists.
Batum shot 5-of-15 from the field but he only turned the ball over twice. He's delivering well-rounded production on a nightly basis, fulfilling his owners' draft-day hopes, and continues to hover around top-25 value in 8-cat leagues. Nov 25 - 9:39 PM

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Nicolas Batum (illness) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

Batum said he would play earlier in the day, but now we have official confirmation. He's been hot through the month of November and will get a favorable matchup with the Wizards, so he's worth considering as a DFS play. The Hornets will roll out their standard starting five of Kemba Walker, Batum, Marvin Williams and Al Jefferson for Wednesday's game.

Nicolas Batum (illness) participated in Wednesday morning's shootaround, and said that he's good to go for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

Batum added that he feels he can play starters minutes tonight, so owners can plan on having him out there. The Wizards are amongst the bottom-tier of teams at defending the shooting guard position, so Batum, who has been fantastic through the month of November, will also make for a quality DFS play tonight.
Nov 25 - 11:28 AM

Nicolas Batum (gastroenteritis) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

The stomach bug is going around the NBA right now, and Batum is the latest victim. He's been rolling through the month of November with averages of 17.8 points, 5.8 boards, 4.2 assists, 2.4 three-pointers, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, so it won't be easy to replace his production if he's unable to give it a go on Wednesday. Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson would likely do the heavy lifting on offense with Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb also seeing some increased opportunity. Owners can check back for another update on Batum following Wednesday morning's shootaround.

Nicolas Batum scored 14 points during a 113-88 win over the 76ers on Friday, adding four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

He is lighting it up from deep in his last five, making 3.4 treys per game with averages of 20.6 points, 4.8 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.6 turnovers. Batum looks like an early-round player.
Nov 20 - 10:09 PM

Nicolas Batum made 7-of-12 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs vs. the Nets on Wednesday, finishing a home victory with 24 points, three 3-pointers, eight assists, one steal and two blocks.

This helps atone for Tuesday's dud, during which he scored four points on 1-of-9 shooting. Batum was red-hot in the three games prior and his owners should just hang tight and enjoy the ride, even if it has a few unexpected bumps.
Nov 18 - 10:07 PM

Nicolas Batum scored four points on 1-of-9 from the field against the Knicks on Tuesday, adding six rebounds and one 3-pointer.

Gross. Batum is coming off a Eastern Conference Player of the Week, but really couldn't hit anything tonight. He's getting to the rim a lot more than last year, which is key for a guy who has excelled in that department throughout his career. He'll be better on Wednesday against the Nets.
Nov 17 - 10:22 PM

Nicolas Batum is averaging 25.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.8 3-pointers over his last four contests.

Shooting 57 percent from the field and 58 percent from distance, Batum is playing like a man on fire. We hope you didn't sell low when Batum was adjusting to his new role as he's poised to flourish all season long in an offense that wants to feature him as its No. 1 option.
Source: Oregonian
Nov 16 - 12:56 PM

Nicolas Batum scored a season-high 33 points to beat the Blazers on Sunday, making five 3-pointers with five rebounds, six assists and two turnovers.

Talk about a revenge game. It was Batum's first 30-point performance since 2012 and he did it with efficiency, making 11-of-19 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws. Batum has been on fire in his past two games and is fulfilling all of our pre-draft expectations.
Nov 15 - 7:49 PM

Nicolas Batum had his best offensive game of the season on Friday against the Bulls, making 10-of-17 from the field for a season-high 28 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He's hot. Batum is coming off a 24-point game from Wednesday and has solidified himself as the focal point of the offense, as expected. Batum is also at a respectable 45.0 percent from the field to go with his 2.1 treys per game and 87.1 percent from the line -- that gets him to a nice 58.7 true shooting percentage. Batum getting 24 percent of his shots at the rim should help him sustain that efficiency, too. Batum is over his slow start and is holding third-round value on the season with his arrow pointing up.
Nov 14 - 1:11 AM

Nicolas Batum led Charlotte with 24 points in Wednesday's home win vs. the Knicks, hitting 10-of-18 shots with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Batum didn't shoot well to begin the year but he's a combined 16-of-29 in Charlotte's past two, and seems to be finding his groove with his new team. The 24 points marked a new season-high.
Nov 11 - 9:46 PM

Nicolas Batum had 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's easy win over the Bulls.

He hit 9-of-9 free throws to help salvage his scorning line and the lack of steals and blocks isn't normal. He also played just 28 minutes in the blowout and is off to a hot start for his new team this season. He looks like a much more aggressive offensive player this season and owners have to be thrilled with his early play.
Nov 3 - 9:43 PM

Nicolas Batum had a solid outing during Sunday's loss to the Hawks, putting up 16 points, eight assists, five boards, four 3-pointers, two steals, two blocks and just two turnovers in 36 minutes of action.

Batum did shoot just 5-of-14 from the field, but it's easy to forgive a less-than-stellar shooting performance with this kind of across the board production. He looks all set up for a bounce-back season in Charlotte, and through the first three games of the season Batum has posted a usage rate of 21.6, which easily eclipses his usage rate of 14.5 from last season. If you snuck him during the mid-rounds on draft day, some congratulations are in order.
Nov 1 - 6:18 PM

Nicolas Batum made 6-of-10 from the field for 14 points during a 97-94 loss to the Hawks on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers.

The turnovers are no fun, but Batum filled it up besides that. He has the ball in his hands quite a bit and the his efficiency was there, so it won't be long until he puts it all together. Also, the Hornets offense had a much better rhythm tonight.
Oct 31 - 1:24 AM

Nicolas Batum made 3-of-12 from the field for nine points during a 104-94 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

It wasn't the start Batum wanted and he's typically been a slow starter. He did run a litany of different plays with pick-and-roll and drive-and-kick plays in coach Steven Clifford's offense. Batum will be better this weekend.
Oct 29 - 2:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1P.J. Hairston
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Frank Kaminsky
4Tyler Hansbrough
C1Al Jefferson
2Spencer Hawes