Nicolas Batum had another quiet game on Wednesday with two points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.
Advice: He's scored double-digit points once all month and we've learned to expect dreary performances from Batum. His 9.0 points and 1.3 triples are both the lowest marks since his rookie campaign in 2008-09, and his assists have fallen to just 3.5 per game (down from 5.5 last year). He's on the bubble in 10-team leagues but still has quiet across-the-board appeal in deeper formats.
Nicolas Batum scored two points Wednesday on 1-of-2 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Detroit Pistons 108-107. Batum grabbed three rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 30:35 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Nicolas Batum scored six points Sunday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets topped the New York Knicks 119-107. Batum grabbed four rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 23:36 on the floor. Batum went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Nicolas Batum scored four points Friday on 0-of-4 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets topped the Denver Nuggets 113-107. Batum pulled down seven rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +19 in his 26:26 on the floor. He added one block.
Nicolas Batum scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.
Advice: He had a rare good game on Wednesday, but the duds have been piling up for a guy who will turn 30 next week. Compared to last year, his points, dimes, and treys are all down, and the minutes were also trending down with just 29.2 in November. He may get better, but owners in 10-team leagues can probably do better.
Nicolas Batum scored 18 points (7-of-17 FGs) with seven rebounds, a season-high eight assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday.
Advice: The 17 field goal attempts are a new season-high for Batum, who had the best night of his season so far on Wednesday. He's has been one of the most disappointing players thus far, but finally put up a vintage-Batum line in this one. Kemba Walker has been struggling of late, which could mean more offensive opportunity for Batum going forward. Still, this looks like an aberration and we need to see more before believing it.
Nicolas Batum scored 18 points Wednesday, going 7 of 17 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-104. Batum pulled down seven rebounds and had eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -17 in his 36:35 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Batum went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.