Appeared in 75 games (72 starts) for the Charlotte Hornets averaging 9.3 points, 3.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 31.4 minutes per game. Recorded 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds on (12/14) vs. NYK… Recorded 20 points, seven rebounds, one assists and one steal on (10/30) vs. MIA…Collected 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists on (2/22) vs. WAS…Tallied 18 points, eight assists and seven rebounds on (12/5) at MIN…Is tied with Larry Johnson for second on the franchise’s total leader board for triple-doubles with 5 in a Hornets uniform… Recorded over five rebounds per game for the sixth time in the last seven years…Moved up to fifth on the franchise’s three-point field goals made list with 482 total three-pointers.
Re-signed with Charlotte on July 7, 2016… Acquired by Charlotte from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 24, 2015, in exchange for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson… Originally selected by the Rockets with the 25th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft before having rights traded to Portland in exchange for the draft rights to Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey… Has played in 767 career games (711 starts) for the Trail Blazers and Hornets, with averages of 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 31.6 minutes… Appeared in 39 postseason contests (29 starts) since 2009, notching averages of 10.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists… Has made at least 100 three-point field goals in eight of the last nine seasons… Played professionally in France for MSB Le Mans for three seasons before entering the 2008 NBA Draft.
The son of Richard and Sylvie Batum… Has one sister, Pauline… Father Richard played basketball professionally in France before passing away in 1991… With his mother and sister, created the Foundation Batum in an effort to assist pregnant women and women with children in Africa… Has been a member of the French National Team since 2009... Represented France in the 2012 Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Championships, 2014 FIBA World Cup and FIBA European Championships in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015… Led France to hold medal in 2013 European Championships, silver medal in 2011 European Championships and bronze medals in 2014 FIBA World Cup and 2015 European Championships… Earned MVP honors after leading France to a gold medal at the European Under-18 Championships in 2006… Helped France to a bronze medal in the 2007 Under-19 World Championships… Scored 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting (including six dunks) for the World Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit.