|Date of Birth||12/14/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'8", 220 lbs|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 1 by HOU|
|1||Russell Westbrook destroys Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with monstrous dunk|
|2||League Pass games of the week (Dec. 11-17)|
|3||Cody Zeller to undergo surgery, miss six weeks|
|4||Cody Zeller out indefinitely with torn meniscus|
|5||Warriors to start G-League star Quinn Cook in Stephen Curry's absence|
Batum (elbow) will not play Monday against the Thunder.
Batum began experiencing soreness in his left elbow over the weekend, though he was ultimately cleared to play Saturday against the Lakers. The veteran was limited to only 19 minutes, however, and the Hornets will now hold him out entirely in an effort to prevent the elbow issue from worsening. Jeremy Lamb (shin) has been cleared to play, so he's the top candidate to start in place of Batum.
Batum has been ruled out for Monday's game with OKC due to a left elbow injury.
Batum played 19 minutes Saturday after initially being considered doubtful due to the elbow injury that has plagued him all season long.
Batum (elbow) is considered questionable for Monday's matchup with the Thunder, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Batum was also questionable for Saturday's contest, but was ultimately cleared to play, though he only saw 19 minutes of action. It appears the Hornets are trying to limit the strain on Batum's elbow and there's certainly a chance they keep him out entirely of Monday's matchup with the Thunder. Look for another update after morning shootaround, but if Batum and Jeremy Lamb (shin) can't play, Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk would likely take on elevated roles at shooting guard.
Batum (elbow) has been cleared to play in Saturday's matchup with the Lakers, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Batum came into Saturday with a doubtful designation, but apparently made some surprising progress throughout the day and after going through pregame warmups, has now been given the green light to take the court. Look for Batum to remain in his usual spot as the team's starting shooting guard and at this point, there's been no word on any potential restrictions. Season-long owners can fire him up as usual in their lineups, though Batum will be a risky DFS play for Saturday's slate.
Batum (elbow) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Lakers. His availability will be determined after he goes through pre-game warmups.
Batum was originally listed as doubtful heading into the contest, so it appears his status may be trending upwards. That said, he should be considered questionable at best, with a true game-time decision being made. Jeremy Lamb (shin) has already been ruled out, making the Hornets thin on the wing. If Batum is also out or limited, Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon would probably be the two main beneficiaries. Treveon Graham and Julyan Stone could see run as well, though may not garner enough minutes to be fantasy relevant.