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Nicolas Batum
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15.2 7.3 5.7
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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Jan. 6 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST20:23 UAE17:2311:23 ET10:23 AM CTNaN:� - Batum is expected to miss 1-2 weeks after he injured his right knee in Thursday's loss to Detroit.
Analysis: The positives are that Batum did not sustain any structural damage and the Hornets have a bit of a break in the schedule, playing just three times over the next 10 days. The negative is that Charlotte will have a hard time replacing its leading rebounder and passer, whose 15.1 points per game ranks second on the team.
Jan. 4 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST6:21 UAE (+1)03:2121:21 ET8:21 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had a season-high 28 points Wednesday.
Analysis: He's been on a nice run with 20.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists over the last eight games.
Jan. 2 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST7:22 UAE (+1)04:2222:22 ET9:22 PM CTNaN:� - Batum turned in another strong performance with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists in Monday's loss in Chicago.
Analysis: Batum has done a little bit of everything in his last four games, averaging 17.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.3 assists with five steals and three blocks.
Dec. 29 5:43 PM PT6:43 PM MT7:43 PM CT8:43 PM ET1:43 GMT9:43 6:43 PM MST8:43 PM EST5:43 UAE (+1)02:4320:43 ET7:43 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 16 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, providing a spark during a big third quarter that carried the Charlotte Hornets to a 91-82 victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
Analysis: He's averaged 20.6 points in the last five games.
Dec. 28 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET1:42 GMT9:42 6:42 PM MST8:42 PM EST5:42 UAE (+1)02:4220:42 ET7:42 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with nine rebounds and eight assists Wednesday despite sitting out the fourth quarter of an easy win in Orlando.
Analysis: Batum has been terrific lately with averages of 21.8 points, 8.3 assists and 7.5 boards in the last four games. He's shot 54.5 percent from the field in that span while going 8 for 18 from 3-point range and 19 of 20 at the foul line.
Dec. 26 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)04:2622:26 ET9:26 PM CTNaN:� - Batum finished Charlotte's 120-118 loss at Brooklyn on Monday with 24 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Analysis: It wasn't quite the virtuoso triple-double performance he delivered Friday, though Batum's owners can certainly live with those numbers. The versatile forward has now reached the 20-point mark in five of his last six games.
Dec. 23 5:44 PM PT6:44 PM MT7:44 PM CT8:44 PM ET1:44 GMT9:44 6:44 PM MST8:44 PM EST5:44 UAE (+1)02:4420:44 ET7:44 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double of the season in Friday's win over Chicago.
Analysis: Batum, who has seven career triple-doubles, has been stuffing the stat sheet all month. He's scored in double figures in 10 of 12 games, averaging 15.2 points along with 8.8 rebounds and 6.6 assists.
Dec. 20 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)03:3621:36 ET8:36 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 23 points, 10 assists and five rebounds Tuesday, and he hit the go-ahead bank shot with 13 seconds left to help the Hornets beat the Lakers.
Analysis: Batum hit 8 of 12 from the field after shooting 33.8 percent in the previous five games. Still, he's reached 20 points in three of four.
Dec. 16 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST7:52 UAE (+1)04:5222:52 ET9:52 PM CTNaN:� - Batum shot just 6 of 19 from the field Friday but finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Analysis: Batum keeps filling the stat sheet, posting four double-doubles in the past seven games, but he's shooting 36.8 percent in his last 11.
Dec. 14 5:37 PM PT6:37 PM MT7:37 PM CT8:37 PM ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST5:37 UAE (+1)02:3720:37 ET7:37 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 20 points, eight assists and five rebounds Wednesday.
Analysis: In eight games this month, he's averaging 14.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
Dec. 12 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST5:47 UAE (+1)02:4720:47 ET7:47 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had another double-double Monday with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Analysis: It was his fourth in the last six games, a stretch during which Batum is averaging 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6 assists.
Dec. 9 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST6:09 UAE (+1)03:0921:09 ET8:09 PM CTNaN:� - Batum finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Friday's rout of Orlando.
Analysis: Batum missed out on a chance at a triple-double because Charlotte's starters didn't play in the fourth quarter with the game out of hand. He's scored in double figures in five straight games while averaging 14.2 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Dec. 7 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET1:28 GMT9:28 6:28 PM MST8:28 PM EST5:28 UAE (+1)02:2820:28 ET7:28 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had exactly 14 points and 15 rebounds for the second straight game Wednesday.
Analysis: He's averaging 13.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 7 assists in the last four contests.
Dec. 5 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE05:0523:05 ET10:05 PM CTNaN:� - Batum stuffed the stat sheet once again during Monday's win at Dallas, where he grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds along with 14 points and seven assists.
Analysis: Batum was coming off a 15-point, 12-assist, eight-rebound effort Saturday against Minnesota. The French forward isn't a prolific scorer, but his solid all-around game keeps him quite fantasy-relevant.
Dec. 3 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE05:1823:18 ET10:18 PM CTNaN:� - Batum flirted with a triple-double during the Hornets' overtime loss to Minnesota on Saturday, finishing with 15 points, a season-high 12 assists and eight rebounds.
Analysis: Batum has been mired in a shooting slump of late, though he keeps on contributing in other categories. The versatile forward is averaging an impactful 9.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists over his past four games.
Nov. 26 9:47 AM PT10:47 AM MT11:47 AM CT12:47 PM ET17:47 GMT1:47 10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST21:47 UAE18:4712:47 ET11:47 AM CTNaN:� - Batum will be back in the Hornets' lineup for Monday's game at Memphis.
Analysis: The versatile forward returns after missing Saturday's win over the Knicks due to an eye injury. Batum nearly had a triple-double against New York the previous night and should be placed back into fantasy lineups.
Nov. 25 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)03:3621:36 ET8:36 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 18 points, nine rebounds and nine assists Friday.
Analysis: He's averaging 15.2 points, 7.4 boards and 5.4 assists over the last five games.
Nov. 18 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST6:03 UAE (+1)03:0321:03 ET8:03 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had a season-high 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Hornets came from behind to snap the Hawks' six-game winning streak with a 100-96 victory Friday night.
Analysis: Batum made four 3-pointers for the second game in a row after totaling four in his previous three games.
Nov. 15 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)04:2622:26 ET9:26 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had another solid all-around performance Tuesday with 16 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals while finally making some shots.
Analysis: He went 5 of 9 overall and 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Batum, averaging 13.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists, shot 38.5 percent in the first nine games.
Nov. 13 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST2:05 UAE (+1)23:0517:05 ET4:05 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists Sunday.
Analysis: He's had a tough time making shots in the first nine games (38.5 percent) but is averaging 13.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Nov. 11 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET1:51 GMT9:51 6:51 PM MST8:51 PM EST5:51 UAE (+1)02:5120:51 ET7:51 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists Friday.
Analysis: He's had a tough time making shots in the first eight games (38 percent) but is averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
Nov. 4 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET1:19 GMT9:19 6:19 PM MST8:19 PM EST5:19 UAE (+1)02:1921:19 ET7:19 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 18 points and nine rebounds Friday.
Analysis: That came on the heels of a 20-point, seven-rebound performance on Wednesday.
Nov. 2 5:35 PM PT6:35 PM MT7:35 PM CT8:35 PM ET0:35 GMT8:35 5:35 PM MST7:35 PM EST4:35 UAE (+1)01:3520:35 ET6:35 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had his best game of the season with 17 of his 20 points in the pivotal third quarter, seven rebounds and four assists Wednesday in a win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Batum shot 7 for 15, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range, after going 9 for 33 in the first three games. Big scoring games aren't really what Batum is all about, but he's very good at filling the rest of the stat sheet and this performance is indicative of that.
Oct. 28 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET2:20 GMT10:20 7:20 PM MST9:20 PM EST6:20 UAE (+1)04:2022:20 ET9:20 PM CTNaN:� - Batum had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists Friday in a 97-91 win at Miami.
Analysis: Batum is contributing despite dismal 6-for-23 shooting in the first two games. He has 12 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals thus far.
July 1 6:33 AM PT7:33 AM MT8:33 AM CT9:33 AM ET13:33 GMT21:33 6:33 AM MST8:33 AM EST17:33 UAE15:339:33 ET8:33 AM CT12:33 - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms on a five-year, $120 million deal with Batum. The two sides came to an agreement early Friday morning.
Analysis: Batum made no secret of wanting to stay in Charlotte and play for coach Steve Clifford, who helped revive his career after Batum was acquired in a trade with Portland.

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