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Nicolas Batum
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14.9 6.1 5.8
Team: CharlotteHeight: 6-8 Born: 12/14/1988
Position: G-FWeight: 200 Birthplace: Lisieux, France
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 25th pick by Rockets (2008)


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Apr. 29 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST2:39 UAE (+1)00:3918:39 ET5:39 PM CT21:39 - Batum said he's ''running on adrenaline'' as he prepares for Game 6 of Charlotte's first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat following the birth of his son early Friday.
Analysis: Batum's wife gave birth to their child, Aiden, shortly after midnight Friday. Batum said he'd only slept about two hours. The Hornets lead the series 3-2 and can close out the Heat with a win at home.
Apr. 21 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST8:10 UAE06:100:10 ET11:10 PM CT3:10 - Batum has been ruled out for Saturday night's Game 3 of their first-round series against the Miami Heat with a sprained left foot.
Analysis: Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Monday that Batum was unable to participate in shootaround and will miss his second straight game with a strained foot. The Hornets beat the Heat 96-80 in Game 3 despite Batum's absence.
Apr. 3 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST2:15 UAE (+1)00:1518:15 ET5:15 PM CT21:15 - Batum sprained his left knee in the first half and did not return Sunday.
Analysis: Batum is day to day.
Mar. 23 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:500:50 ET10:50 PM CT3:50 - Batum scored 23 points in Tuesday's win over Brooklyn.
Analysis: The Frenchman is on a nice roll, averaging 21.2 points and 6.2 assists over a six-game stretch for the surging Hornets.
Mar. 19 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET1:23 GMT9:23 6:23 PM MST8:23 PM EST5:23 UAE (+1)02:2321:23 ET7:23 PM CT0:23 - Batum scored 24 points Saturday.
Analysis: Batum is averaging 22.3 in his last four.
Mar. 17 10:31 PM PT11:31 PM MT12:31 AM CT1:31 AM ET5:31 GMT13:31 10:31 PM MST12:31 AM EST9:31 UAE06:311:31 ET11:31 PM CT4:31 - Batum had 26 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the Hornets' 107-99 win over Orlando on Wednesday.
Analysis: Batum has totaled 46 points, 16 assists and 10 boards over the last two games.
Mar. 4 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST8:26 UAE05:2623:26 ET10:26 PM CT3:26 - Batum scored 31 points in Friday's win over Indiana.
Analysis: Batum bounced back from shooting 5 of 14 and scoring 12 points in his previous contest.
Feb. 8 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST8:26 UAE05:2623:26 ET10:26 PM CT2:26 - Batum finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in Monday's win over Chicago.
Analysis: Batum has flirted with triple-doubles the last two games, averaging 22.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists.
Feb. 7 12:43 AM PT1:43 AM MT2:43 AM CT3:43 AM ET8:43 GMT16:43 1:43 AM MST3:43 AM EST12:43 UAE09:433:43 ET2:43 AM CT6:43 - Batum came one assist shy of a triple-double in the Hornets' 108-104 win over Washington on Saturday.
Analysis: Batum finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. That came a day after he scored 21 points with seven assists and six rebounds in a loss to Miami.
Jan. 30 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET23:21 GMT7:21 4:21 PM MST6:21 PM EST3:21 UAE (+1)00:2118:21 ET5:21 PM CT21:21 - The Hornets have ruled Batum out for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: Batum has been in and out of the lineup all month while battling a nagging toe sprain. The injury has clearly affected his performance, as he's gone 3 of 20 from the field while managing just nine points over the past two games.
Jan. 21 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST7:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CT1:41 - Batum is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game at Utah.
Analysis: Batum, Charlotte's second leading scorer and rebounder, sat out the last three games with a sprained right toe. He may be on a minutes restriction due to the lingering injury.
Jan. 16 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST9:11 UAE06:110:11 ET11:11 PM CT3:11 - Batum finished with 25 points and eight assists in Friday's loss at New Orleans.
Analysis: Batum only had 15 points in his previous two games since an injury was affecting him in adverse fashion.
Dec. 30 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT3:30 - Batum had nine points, seven assists and six boards Sunday.
Analysis: Batum was out four games with a sprained right toe.
Dec. 27 10:59 PM PT11:59 PM MT12:59 AM CT1:59 AM ET6:59 GMT14:59 11:59 PM MST1:59 AM EST10:59 UAE07:591:59 ET12:59 AM CT4:59 - Batum had 20 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the Hornets' 98-92 win over Memphis on Saturday.
Analysis: Batum has been solid for the Hornets, averaging a career-high 16.3 points.
Dec. 18 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE06:550:55 ET11:55 PM CT3:55 - Batum missed Thursday's win over Toronto due to an illness.
Analysis: Charlotte plays Saturday in Washington.
Dec. 10 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET6:35 GMT14:35 11:35 PM MST1:35 AM EST10:35 UAE07:351:35 ET12:35 AM CT4:35 - Batum logged his fifth career triple-double on Wednesday with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
Analysis: He made just 3 of 9 shots but posted his triple-double in just 28 minutes.
Nov. 16 10:43 PM PT11:43 PM MT12:43 AM CT1:43 AM ET6:43 GMT14:43 11:43 PM MST1:43 AM EST10:43 UAE07:431:43 ET12:43 AM CT4:43 - Batum scored a season-high 33 points on Sunday against Portland, his former team.
Analysis: He made 11 of 19 shots, including 5 of 10 3-pointers while adding five rebounds and six assists. Batum has averaged 28.3 points in his last three games.
Nov. 14 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Batum finished with 28 points and eight rebounds in Friday's loss at Chicago. He also hit 5 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Batum is averaging 23.0 points while sinking 10 of 16 from beyond the arc in his last three games.
Nov. 4 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE06:050:05 ET11:05 PM CT3:05 - Batum had a season-high 18 points along with eight rebounds in Tuesday's win over Chicago.
Analysis: The offseason addition has started to heat up from the perimeter, hitting 5 of 11 attempts from 3-point range while averaging 17 points over the past two games.

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