Hornets notes: Cody Martin recalled, Batum 'probable' vs. Warriors

Mitchell Northam

Nic Batum is listed as "probable" ahead of the Charlotte Hornets' game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

Batum, 30, re-injured his left hand in the Hornets' loss to the Suns on Monday. He caught a finger on the jersey of Ricky Rubio as he shot over the guard. Batum broke a finger on that hand in the Hornets' season-opener vs. the Bulls.

The 6-foot-9 French forward -- who is the Hornets' highest paid player -- is averaging 3.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists this season.

Should Batum not be able to play against the Warriors, Hornets' fans can expect to see increased minutes for second-round pick Cody Martin. The Nevada product was recalled from his G-League assignment Wednesday morning.

Over the 11-game stretch that Batum missed earlier this season, Martin played 14.7 minutes per-game while averaging 3.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals.

Martin has spent the last three contests with the Greensboro Swarm, averaging 14 points per-game.

While the sample size is small, Martin is 11th in the NBA in charges-drawn per-game with a 0.38 mark.

Notes, Tweets and stuff

  • NBA.com wrote about Devonte' Graham. An interesting part of his journey was Jason Capel not releasing him from his commitment to Appalachian State. Graham said of that recruitment experience: "It [the Appalachian State snag] ended up being maybe the best thing that happened to me. Being held out, going to Brewster, getting better, then ultimately going to Kansas, I feel like that whole situation made me better as a player, as a person.”
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