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