Hornets forward Nicolas Batum will reportedly miss the rest of the team’s first-round playoff series.

By SI Wire
April 21, 2016

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

Hornets forward Nicolas Batum is expected to miss the rest of Charlotte’s first-round series against the Miami Heat, Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes reports.

Batum injured his ankle while stepping on the foot of Justise Winslow during the Hornets’ Game 2 loss to the Heat. The team announced Thursday that Batum will miss Game 3 on Saturday with a strained left foot, and will have treatment and have his status updated prior to Game 4 next week.

Charlotte trails in the series, 2–0.

MORE NBA: Opening weekend of playoffs features lopsided results

Batum averaged a career-high 14.9 points per game for the Hornets during the regular season, his first year with the team. Batum shot 34.8% from three and started all 70 of the games he played in.

Batum will be an unrestricted free agent this off-season. In eight seasons with Portland and Charlotte, Batum has averaged 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for his career.

You May Like