Hornets mentor Steve Clifford advised reporters that, barring a “drastic” setback, Batum would start out versus the Cavs and participate in minimal minutes.
“He did a ton yesterday, and he feels good now,” Clifford said, according to the Charlotte Observer. “He feels good and he appears to be good.”
Batum, 28, has been sidelined since suffering a torn ligament in his left elbow on Oct. 4. Clifford did not disclose how numerous minutes he would limit Batum to, but the 10-12 months veteran said he is all set to return.
“If the coaches and the coaching team are Alright with it, it should be a go tomorrow,” he advised the Observer.
Batum averaged 15.1 factors and 5.9 assists — both vocation highs — in 77 online games last year, his second with Charlotte.
The Hornets return home Wednesday for their nationally televised showdown with the Cavs (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) soon after likely winless on a four-recreation highway journey.