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Nicolas Batum
PPG RPG APG
13.4 6.9 5.6
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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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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