I was defending him quite hard as a hold earlier in this thread, but I have to say the outlook is not good. At this point I have little hope that he is going to improve much as the season goes on. Especially watching the team, he is just the most passive on the court that I have ever seen in his career. Some people say the “contract year” player thing is not real, I think this is a perfect example of the opposite. Batum is set and he is steady coasting.
Yesterday I had a full roster going and he sat on my bench - elected to play guys like Gerald Green and Rodney Hood over him, and I don’t see that changing. I’m holding for now since I can but depending on your situation I couldn’t argue with anyone moving on.