Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum will make his regular-season launching Wednesday versus the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing out on Charlotte’s very first 12 video games due to the fact that of an elbow injury.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford informed press reporters that, disallowing a “extreme” problem, Batum would begin versus the Cavs and play minimal minutes.
” He did a load the other day, and he feels excellent today,” Clifford stated, inning accordance with the Charlotte Observer. “He feels excellent and he looks excellent.”
Batum, 28, has actually been sidelined considering that suffering a torn ligament in his left elbow on Oct. 4. Clifford did not divulge the number of minutes he would restrict Batum to, however the 10- year veteran stated he is prepared to return.
” If the coaches and the training personnel are OKAY with it, it ought to be a go tomorrow,” he informed the Observer.
Batum balanced 15.1 points and 5.9 helps– both profession highs– in 77 video games last season, his 2nd with Charlotte.
The Hornets return house Wednesday for their nationally telecasted face-off with the Cavs (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) after going winless on a four-game trip.