Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum will make his frequent-year debut Wednesday versus the Cleveland Cavaliers soon after lacking Charlotte’s first 12 online games due to the fact of an elbow damage.

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.



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