Batum finished with eight points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four steals, three assists, two boards and one block in 28 minutes Sunday in the Clippers' 130-127 win over the Bulls.
Batum set a season high in steals in the contest, though he failed to reach double figures in scoring for the first time since New Year's Day. The veteran's low-usage role on offense keeps his fantasy ceiling relatively low, but he's at least shown that he can still turn in a balanced box-score line from night to night.
Batum recorded 21 points (8-12 FG, 2-5 3PT, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes in the 116-113 loss to San Antonio on Tuesday.
Batum produced with the larger role given to him in the loss. News broke late that fellow teammate Paul George was going to sit due to an ankle injury. Batum was one of the main beneficiaries and ran away with it. He not only produced a season high in points, but he also added to that with nine grabs and a few more stat sheet fillers. Batum has struggled this season to truly impress and shine, but he did not fail when the chance was given. It is unknown the significance of the injury to his teammate, so Batam may get more run in the next few matches.
Batum finished with 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt), three assists, one board and one steal in 31 minutes of a 112-107 win against the Suns on Sunday.
Batum was hot from deep, doing most of his damage there and taking just two shots from inside the arc. Normally a solid rebounder, Batum failed to chip in much aside from launching treys but still finished tied for third on his team in points scored. He'll face the Spurs on Tuesday.
Batum had nine points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT) and seven rebounds over 35 minutes in Friday's 106-100 loss to the Jazz.
Batum put up a double-digit scoring total in the Clippers' last game, but he was only able to muster nine points in Friday's loss. The 32-year-old saw plenty of playing time as the team relied heavily on its starters against Utah, and he remained consistent on the boards, as he's now averaging 6.5 rebounds per game through the first six contests of the season.
Batum totaled 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in a win over Denver on Friday.
The veteran forward improved upon a quiet effort in his first game with Los Angeles with his first double-double since the 2017-18 campaign. After playing only 23 minutes per game with Charlotte last season, Batum has averaged 32 minutes through the first two contests of the 2020-21 campaign. It remains to be seen how his role will change when Marcus Morris (knee) returns to action, but Batum's ability to contribute across multiple categories makes him an intriguing fantasy option for as long as he is logging big minutes.
Batum is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's season opener against the Lakers, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Marcus Morris (knee) is sidelined Tuesday, so Batum will enter the starting five in his place. The 32-year-old averaged only 3.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 23.0 minutes for Charlotte during the 2019-20 campaign, but he'll look to take advantage of a fresh start in Los Angeles.
Batum posted nine points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two assists, two steals, a rebound and a block across 21 minutes in Sunday's 131-106 loss against the Clippers.
Batum earned the start Sunday and looked productive, as he filed the stat sheet and made quite an impact on both ends of the court despite playing limited minutes. Batum's path to regular playing time is a bit crowded, however, and it seems he'll have to settle for a bench role behind Kawhi Leonard and Marcus Morris.
Batum agreed to a one-year contract with the Clippers on Tuesday after clearing waivers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Batum opted to sign on with Los Angeles after no team was willing to put in a claim for the declining veteran, who was owed $27.13 million after exercising his 2020-21 player option earlier in the offseason. The Hornets will end up footing that bill, while Batum will join the Clippers on a much more club-friendly deal. The 31-year-old will likely open the season with a regular role on the second unit, but he won't be in store for major minutes during games in which both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are available.
Batum plans to sign with the Clippers after he clears waivers Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Batum will reportedly be heading to Los Angeles after five relatively disappointing years in Charlotte. Assuming no other team is willing to pick up the $27.13 million owed to Batum in 2020-21, he'll sign with the Clippers on what will likely be a one-year contract at a team-friendly salary. The 6-foot-8 forward is clearly on the back nine of his career, but he could still be a useful player on the second unit thanks to his ball-handling and defensive abilities. Batum averaged just 3.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game across 22 games with Charlotte in 2019-20.
Batum was waived by the Hornets on Saturday to create cap space to sign Gordon Hayward, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The soon-to-be 32-year-old's five-season stint with the Hornets has come to an anti-climactic close. Batum's shooting was awful last season, as he averaged 3.6 points on 34.6 percent shooting and 28.6 percent from three. However, he still posted a respectable 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 23.0 minutes. The veteran now enters free agency, where he could get some interest from competitive teams looking to shore up wing depth.
Batum will exercise his $27.13 million player option for the 2020-21 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The decision is a no-brainer for Batum, whose value has taken a significant hit over the last few years. He'll enter the final year of his contract after appearing in just 22 games for Charlotte last season. In 23.0 minutes, Batum posted 3.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.2 combined blocks and steals per game. At this point, it's unclear if he'll be a part of the rebuilding Hornets' regular rotation in 2020-21.
Batum hasn't appeared in game for the Hornets since Jan. 24, sitting out each of the last 15 games as the result of either an illness or a coach's decision.
The illness kept Batum out for two games in early February, but his string of absences from the rotation both before and after that time suggest that he wouldn't have gotten off the bench for those contests anyway. The Frenchman has been a massive disappointment for the Hornets since inking a five-year, $120 million contract extension back in the summer of 2016, and though he had been a mainstay in the rotation prior to this season, the organization seems to be writing him off as a sunk cost at this point. He'll likely continue to rack up the DNP-CDs through next season, as Batum is a virtual lock to exercise his $27 million player option for 2020-21.
Batum (illness) will suit up for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
After missing the last two games due to illness, Batum will be available to play on Wednesday against the Timberwolves. However, since playing in his homecoming in France on January 24th against the Bucks, the French wing has completely fallen out of the rotation, as he has not logged a minute since.
Batum (illness) is officially listed as out for Monday's game against the Pistons.
After missing Saturday's loss to the Pistons, Batum will now be unavailable for the second consecutive game. While his timetable is not clear, his absence should not hinder the Hornets substantially, as the French wing has not been a part of the rotation since Jan. 24.
Batum will miss Friday's game against Dallas due to illness.
Batum's absence may not be felt in any meaningful way by the Hornets, as he's fallen out of the rotation and hasn't appeared in any of the team's last five games. Even if Batum is healthy by Monday's game in Detroit, it doesn't appear likely that he'll play.
Batum (coach's decision) didn't see the court in Monday's 112-100 loss to the Magic.
Batum received a spot start in place of a struggling Miles Bridges when the Hornets took on the Bucks in his home country of France back on Jan. 24, but the 31-year-old has since found himself on the outside of coach James Borrego's rotation. With Bridges having since displayed improved form and rookie Cody Martin solidifying himself as a key cog on the second unit, Batum seems unlikely to recapture a regular bench role anytime soon.
Batum is coming off the bench Tuesday against the Knicks.
Batum entered the starting lineup for Friday's clash with the Bucks, scoring five points over 34 minutes of action, but he'll be sent back to the bench Tuesday. Miles Bridges draws the start at small forward in Batum's place.
Batum had five points (1-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes on Friday, as the Hornets fell to the Bucks 116-103.
Batum moved into the starting lineup for the Paris Game. However, playing in his home country of France did little to improve Batum's production. He has been ushered out of Charlotte's rotations, so this was a classy move by coach James Borrego and a cool opportunity for Batum, with Tony Parker and other French veterans in the building.
Batum is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Bucks in Paris.
The 31-year-old will draw the spot start Friday with the Hornets playing in his home country of France. Batum is averaging 3.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 22.4 minutes and figures to return to his bench role next week.
Batum played 32 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 100-92 loss to the Suns, contributing two points (1-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and one steal.
After being excluded from the rotation in seven consecutive contests, Batum surprisingly received double-digit minutes in both of the Hornets' road games over the weekend. The veteran did little in the 46 minutes he received between Friday's loss to the Jazz and Sunday's game, however, tallying a combined five points (on 2-for-8 shooting from the field), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal. Even if he remains a factor on the second unit, Batum isn't likely to produce at a level that warrants intrigue outside of very deep leagues.
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