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Jan 13, 2017
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Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Nicolas Batum (knee) will play and start Friday versus the Philadelphia 76ers. What It Means: Batum only wound up missing two games with the knee injury. He's leading the team with 34.5 minutes played per game. Batum is averaging a career-best 15.1 points and 5.8 assists to go with 7.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals over 34.5 minutes per game. His 0.2 nERD ranks 132nd in the NBA and is tied for fifth on the Hornets. Source: Rotoworld.com
Jan 12, 2017
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Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Nicolas Batum (knee) returned to practice on Thursday. What It Means: Thanks to some convenient scheduling, Batum could only wind up missing two games if he's able to make it back on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jeremy Lamb has averaged 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in Batum's absence, but a return to the lineup will sap most of that value. Batum is having a strong year, averaging career-highs in points (15.1) and assists (5.8), to go with 7.4 rebounds, in 34.5 minutes per game. He owns a 0.2 nERD on the season that...
At The Hive 1 hour ago
Home at last, the Hornets look to end five game skid against the Trail Blazers

Home at last, the Hornets look to end five game skid against the Trail Blazers

After losing all five games of the recent road trip, the Hornets now find the comfort of their home arena with a five game home stand, as the Trail Blazers are up first. Boy is it good to be home. After an unkind 0-5 road trip, the Charlotte Hornets find the comfort of home with a five game home stand over the next seven days. It’s a lot of games in a short amount of time, but being home is the best bet the Hornets have right now. Tonight, in an effort to end the current five game skid, the Hornets will host Nicolas Batum’s former team, the Portland Trail Blazers who have been on a...
Portland Trail Blazers at Charlotte Hornets: Live updates, score, game chat

Portland Trail Blazers at Charlotte Hornets: Live updates, score, game chat

Join in the conversation as the Blazers visit Nicolas Batum and the Charlotte Hornets at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets: TV channel, game preview, how to watch live stream

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte Hornets: TV channel, game preview, how to watch live stream

The Portland Trail Blazers (18-25) visit the Charlotte Hornets (20-21) Wednesday at the Spectrum Center.
Rufus on Fire Jan 16, 2017
Hornets lose fifth straight, fall to Celtics 108-98

Hornets lose fifth straight, fall to Celtics 108-98

Charlotte goes winless on roadtrip, fall below .500 for the first time all season. The Charlotte Hornets continued their downward spiral and fall down the Eastern Conference latter, losing to the Boston Celtics 108-98 Monday night. Isaiah Thomas led all scorers with 35, including 17 in the fourth quarter, where he regularly thrives. Kemba Walker led the Hornets in scoring with 24. Nicolas Batum grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 10 assists for Charlotte, but shot just 2-11 from the field. Marvin Williams had one of his better games of the year, posting a season-high 21 points on 8-14...
At The Hive Jan 13, 2017
Hornets continue to decline, lose to 76ers, 102-93

Hornets continue to decline, lose to 76ers, 102-93

The Hornets couldn’t get anything to fall and suddenly find themselves sitting in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference — and they’re trending downwards. The Charlotte Hornets couldn’t find the bottom of the net Friday night and lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in startling fashion, 102-93. The Hornets whittled the deficit down into a tie early in the third quarter but never led at any point, giving them their fourth straight loss and sixth loss in their last seven games. Nicolas Batum led the Hornets in scoring with 19 points in his return from a two-game absence. No other...
Liberty Ballers Jan 13, 2017
Sixers vs. Hornets Game Thread

Sixers vs. Hornets Game Thread

The Process vs. Spencer Hawes. Game Info: Date: January 13, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Place: Wells Fargo Center TV: Comcast Sportsnet The bad guys: At The Hive Probable Starters: Philadelphia: TJ McConnell, Nik Stauskas, Robert Covington, Ersan Ilyasova, Joel Embiid Charlotte: Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams, Roy Hibbert Injury Report: Joel Embiid is expected to play after suffering a mild ankle sprain in Wednesday night’s game against the Knicks. Nicolas Batum is expected to return to the lineup after a two-game absence due to a hyperextended...
NumberFire Jan 13, 2017

Nicolas Batum will not have a minutes limit Friday for Hornets

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Nicolas Batum (knee) and center Cody Zeller (illness) will not have a minutes limit against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. What It Means: Batum will likely be relied on heavily with the Hornets missing Jeremy Lamb and being losers of three straight games. Zeller was playing minutes in the mid 20s before getting knocked out with an illness, so his return will only lessen Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert's minutes. Batum is averaging a career-best 15.1 points and 5.8 assists to go with 7.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals over 34.5 minutes per game. He...
NumberFire Jan 13, 2017

Nicolas Batum (knee) set to return on Friday for Hornets

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Nicolas Batum (knee) will play and start Friday versus the Philadelphia 76ers. What It Means: Batum only wound up missing two games with the knee injury. He's leading the team with 34.5 minutes played per game. Batum is averaging a career-best 15.1 points and 5.8 assists to go with 7.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals over 34.5 minutes per game. His 0.2 nERD ranks 132nd in the NBA and is tied for fifth on the Hornets. Source: Rotoworld.com
NumberFire Jan 12, 2017

Charlotte's Jeremy Lamb will miss Friday's game

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers What It Means: Nicolas Batum wil be back and might have to play some extra minutes with Lamb out. Marco Belinelli will also be in for a boost in minutes off the bench until Lamb is ready to play. However, Lamb is just dealing with inflammation, so he could be back relatively soon. Lamb is averaging a career-best 9.2 points with 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 17.8 minutes per game. He is shooting just 23.1% from downtown, which has contributed to a .475 effective field...
NumberFire Jan 12, 2017

Nicolas Batum is probable Friday for Hornets

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Nicolas Batum (knee) is probable to play against the 76ers on Friday. What It Means: Batum was back at practice on Thursday and barring any setbacks he looks like he'll play Friday. He has only missed two games, but the Hornets have lost all three of the games he hasn't finished after getting hurt, so his return will be welcome for Charlotte. Batum is averaging a career-best 15.1 points and 5.8 assists to go with 7.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals over 34.5 minutes per game. He owns a career-worst .468 effective field goal percentage and his nERD of...
NumberFire Jan 12, 2017

Nicolas Batum (knee) back at Hornets' practice

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Nicolas Batum (knee) returned to practice on Thursday. What It Means: Thanks to some convenient scheduling, Batum could only wind up missing two games if he's able to make it back on Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jeremy Lamb has averaged 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in Batum's absence, but a return to the lineup will sap most of that value. Batum is having a strong year, averaging career-highs in points (15.1) and assists (5.8), to go with 7.4 rebounds, in 34.5 minutes per game. He owns a 0.2 nERD on the season that...
Rufus on Fire Jan 11, 2017
Unnecessary first-half deficit keeps Hornets from completing comeback

Unnecessary first-half deficit keeps Hornets from completing comeback

Trevor Ariza and Corey Brewer contributing heavily to a 67-point first half built a Houston Rockets lead that was too much to fight back from for the Charlotte Hornets. The Charlotte Hornets fought valiantly last night against one of the best teams in the NBA, the now 31-9 Houston Rockets. Despite missing two key players in Nicolas Batum and Cody Zeller and facing a 20-point disadvantage in the last period, the bees had the ball down by 3 with 28 seconds left and thus had the chance to at least force overtime. Moreover, Charlotte earned the right to earn the victory while playing on...
Rufus on Fire Jan 11, 2017
Charlotte Hornets mount comeback but can’t close out Houston Rockets

Charlotte Hornets mount comeback but can’t close out Houston Rockets

Strong scoring from the bench, led by Frank Kaminsky’s 22 points, led a huge comeback, but James Harden wasn’t to be outdone on Tuesday night. The Charlotte Hornets made a trip to Texas to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. As if a road trip to play Houston wasn’t already enough of a challenge, the Hornets were still without Cody Zeller and had to also make do without star wing Nicolas Batum. It was all James Harden and the Rockets early. Harden dropped an assist on an Ariza 3-pointer, then knocked down his own. Their aggressive approach at the 3-point line was rewarded early...
NumberFire Jan 11, 2017
NBA FanDuel Ownership Percentages: Tuesday 1/10/17

NBA FanDuel Ownership Percentages: Tuesday 1/10/17

Jeremy Lamb jumped into the starting lineup Tuesday to replace Nicolas Batum, allowing him to also leap onto over half of all rosters on FanDuel. Which other players were popular for the slate?
FOX Sports Jan 10, 2017
Charlotte Hornets: Injuries Highlight Lack of Depth

Charlotte Hornets: Injuries Highlight Lack of Depth

The Charlotte Hornets' string of injuries this season has highlighted a major problem with their current team: lack of depth.With two starters currently out in Nicolas Batum and Cody Zeller, the Charlotte Hornets' lack of depth is showcased at the forefront of the team. While they do hav...

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