Batum scored 25 points (7-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 7-8 FT) while adding eight assists, six rebounds and a block in 37 minutes during Saturday's 107-102 loss to the Clippers.
Kemba Walker was having a rare off night, so Batum responded with his first 20-plus point performance in over a month. He continues to fill up the stat sheet, though, and the 28-year-old is now averaging an impressive 16.6 points, 7.2 assists, 6.9 boards and 2.7 three-pointers over his last nine games, his best stretch since joining the Hornets prior to last season.
Batum scored 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added 10 assists, eight rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes during Thursday's 107-95 loss to the Rockets.
Batum offers an unusual ability to provide production across almost ever category, as he demonstrated Thursday. It followed another strong showing against the Nets on Tuesday. Notably, both performances were against two of the fastest paced teams in the league. Before that, his production was limited against the Jazz, who operate at the slowest pace in the league. His next game is Saturday against the Clippers, who run close to the league-average pace, followed by Monday against the 76ers, who have the 8th fastest pace.
Batum scored 17 points (7-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 111-107 win over the Nets.
It's the first time Batum has recorded at least one three-pointer, one steal and one block in a game since he notched a triple-double against the Bulls just before Christmas, and it's the first time since last March that he collected more than one of each in the same game. The 28-year-old has been productive lately as it is, averaging 15.6 points, 6.9 boards, 6.7 assists and 2.6 threes over the last seven games, but if he can start contributing defensive stats on a regular basis again as well, the Hornets might finally see the dynamic player Batum was a few seasons ago with Portland.
Batum scored 19 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding seven rebounds and seven assists in 40 minutes during Saturday's 109-106 loss to the Kings.
He also committed five turnovers, a continuation of a trend that's seen him cough up the ball 32 times in the last nine games (3.6 a night) since hyperextending his knee earlier in January. Batum's averaging 14.1 points, 7.3 boards, 6.8 assists and 1.6 three-pointers over that stretch, though, and TOs haven't been a big problem for him during his career, so anyone with fantasy shares in the 28-year-old shouldn't worry too much about his sudden lack of ball security.
Batum nearly had a triple-double Friday as he posted 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, nine assists and one steal across 36 minutes in a losing effort against the Knicks.
It was encouraging to see Batum score efficiently today as he had been struggling with his shot (just 35 percent from the field over his past six games). He continues to earn extended minutes on a team with a small rotation as this marks his fourth-straight game eclipsing 35 minutes in a game. He'll look to keep things going against the Kings on Saturday, who lost Rudy Gay to an achilles injury recently.
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