Nicolas Batum Enters Health and Safety Protocols, Will Miss 10 Days

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Los Angeles Clippers forward Nicolas Batum will miss the next few days after entering the League’s health and safety protocols.

With that, head coach Tye Lue said that he was unsure of how long Batum would remain out.

“I’m not sure the days, but I expect him to be out for [a while],” Lue said via ESPN. “I’m not sure the timetable, though.”

“Everyone is getting tested and a lot of guys got tested before the game,” he added. “So just gotta see what the results are, but it’s gonna happen. Last year, we did a good job of staying away from that, but it’s been something that’s gonna hit everyone at some point in time. Just gotta be smart about it and make sure everyone’s safe.”

Batum has averaged 9.8 points and 5.5 boards per game for the Clippers in his second season with the team. Sunday’s 97-91 win over the Mavericks snapped a two-game losing streak, as the team now holds a 10-7 record.

With Batum out for the foreseeable future, the Clippers will look to the play of Serge Ibaka and Justise Winslow off the bench to fill his minutes as LA gets set for a rematch with Dallas on Tuesday night.