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Shane Battier

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2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

4.1

REB

1.9

AST

0.9

STL

0.7

BLK

0.5

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Battier has led many to believe that this season will be his last before he retires from the NBA. He was a huge factor in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the Heat when he hit six three-pointers to help seal the championship. He works mainly as a shooter off the bench at small f...

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HT: 6' 8"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 9/9/1978  College: Duke   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Heat in December 2011.

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Shane Battier NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 80 31.5 9.9 5.2 1.6 1.1 1.0 0.9 44.2 78.9 0.9 2.0 3.2 2.2 39.5 3.4 7.7 2.3 2.9
2005-06 26 81 35.0 10.1 5.3 1.7 1.1 1.4 0.8 48.8 70.7 1.1 2.0 3.3 2.0 39.4 3.7 7.7 1.8 2.6
2006-07 27 82 36.4 10.1 4.1 2.1 1.0 0.7 1.9 44.6 77.9 0.9 0.8 3.3 4.5 42.1 3.6 8.0 1.1 1.4
2007-08 28 80 36.3 9.3 5.1 1.9 1.0 1.1 1.7 42.8 74.3 1.0 1.6 3.5 4.6 37.7 3.3 7.7 0.9 1.3
2008-09 29 60 33.9 7.3 4.8 2.3 0.8 0.9 1.5 41.0 82.1 0.8 0.9 3.9 4.0 38.4 2.4 5.9 0.9 1.1
2009-10 30 67 32.4 8.0 4.7 2.4 0.8 1.1 1.5 39.8 72.6 1.0 1.1 3.6 4.2 36.2 2.7 6.7 1.1 1.6
2010-11 31 HOU 59 30.8 8.6 4.8 2.6 0.9 1.2 1.5 45.6 64.5 1.1 1.0 3.8 3.8 39.1 3.2 6.9 0.8 1.3
2010-11 31 MEM 23 24.2 5.0 4.0 1.4 0.7 0.4 0.6 42.6 88.2 0.7 1.4 2.6 1.8 33.3 1.9 4.4 0.7 0.7
2010-11 31 HOU/MEM 82 29.0 7.6 4.5 2.3 0.8 1.0 1.2 45.0 68.8 1.0 1.1 3.5 3.3 38.2 2.8 6.2 0.8 1.1
2011-12 32 MIA 65 23.1 4.8 2.4 1.3 1.0 0.5 1.0 38.7 62.2 0.6 0.9 1.5 2.8 33.9 1.7 4.5 0.4 0.6
2012-13 33 MIA 72 24.8 6.6 2.3 1.0 0.6 0.8 1.9 42.0 84.2 0.5 0.5 1.8 4.4 43.0 2.1 5.0 0.4 0.5
2013-14 34 MIA 73 20.1 4.1 1.9 0.9 0.7 0.5 1.0 38.2 65.2 0.3 0.5 1.4 2.9 34.8 1.4 3.8 0.2 0.3
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Shane Battier NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 27.5 4.5 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.5 27.3 0.0 1.5 0.5 0.5 4.5 33.3 1.5 5.5 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 6 22.2 4.5 1.5 0.8 1.2 0.0 1.5 42.9 0.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 3.0 50.0 1.5 3.5 0.0 0.3
Last 30 Days 13 17.4 3.1 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.8 39.5 0.0 0.8 0.5 1.2 1.7 45.5 1.2 2.9 0.0 0.2
Last 5 Games 5 20.4 4.2 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.0 1.4 36.8 0.0 0.6 0.4 0.8 3.2 43.8 1.4 3.8 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 19.1 3.6 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.3 1.0 43.3 0.0 0.8 0.3 1.2 2.1 47.6 1.3 3.0 0.0 0.2
Last 20 Games 20 17.0 2.7 1.3 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.7 34.5 40.0 0.6 0.4 0.9 1.9 36.8 1.0 2.8 0.1 0.3

 

Shane Battier – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #2 Small Forward

1.  Chris Bosh

2.  Shane Battier

3.  LeBron James

4.  Udonis Haslem

5.  Michael Beasley

6.  Rashard Lewis

Miami Heat

True Shooting Percentage

52.3%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Shane Battier had a true shooting percentage of 52.3%.

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Shane Battier NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 80 36.0 11.3 5.9 1.8 1.3 1.1 1.0 44.2 78.9 1.1 2.3 3.6 2.5 39.5 3.9 8.8 2.6 3.3
2005-06 26 81 36.0 10.4 5.4 1.7 1.2 1.4 0.8 48.8 70.7 1.1 2.1 3.4 2.1 39.4 3.8 7.9 1.9 2.6
2006-07 27 82 36.0 10.0 4.1 2.1 1.0 0.7 1.9 44.6 77.9 0.9 0.8 3.3 4.5 42.1 3.5 7.9 1.1 1.4
2007-08 28 80 36.0 9.2 5.0 1.9 1.0 1.1 1.7 42.8 74.3 1.0 1.6 3.4 4.6 37.7 3.3 7.7 0.9 1.3
2008-09 29 60 36.0 7.7 5.1 2.4 0.9 1.0 1.6 41.0 82.1 0.9 0.9 4.1 4.2 38.4 2.6 6.3 1.0 1.2
2009-10 30 67 36.0 8.9 5.2 2.7 0.9 1.3 1.7 39.8 72.6 1.1 1.2 4.0 4.6 36.2 3.0 7.4 1.3 1.8
2010-11 31 HOU 59 36.0 10.1 5.6 3.0 1.0 1.4 1.7 45.6 64.5 1.2 1.1 4.4 4.5 39.1 3.7 8.1 1.0 1.5
2010-11 31 MEM 23 36.0 7.4 5.9 2.1 1.0 0.6 0.9 42.6 88.2 1.0 2.1 3.9 2.7 33.3 2.8 6.5 1.0 1.1
2010-11 31 HOU/MEM 82 36.0 9.5 5.7 2.8 1.0 1.2 1.5 45.0 68.8 1.2 1.4 4.3 4.0 38.2 3.5 7.7 1.0 1.4
2011-12 32 MIA 65 36.0 7.5 3.7 2.0 1.5 0.8 1.5 38.7 62.2 0.9 1.3 2.4 4.4 33.9 2.7 7.0 0.6 0.9
2012-13 33 MIA 72 36.0 9.5 3.3 1.5 0.8 1.1 2.7 42.0 84.2 0.7 0.7 2.6 6.4 43.0 3.1 7.3 0.6 0.8
2013-14 34 MIA 73 36.0 7.3 3.4 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.8 38.2 65.2 0.5 0.8 2.6 5.1 34.8 2.6 6.7 0.4 0.6
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Shane Battier NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 80 2516 792 413 126 91 77 70 44.2 78.9 75 158 255 177 39.5 271 613 180 228
2005-06 26 81 2839 818 429 136 92 114 65 48.8 70.7 90 164 265 165 39.4 303 621 147 208
2006-07 27 82 2988 829 338 175 79 60 157 44.6 77.9 72 67 271 373 42.1 292 654 88 113
2007-08 28 80 2907 744 407 155 77 90 139 42.8 74.3 78 131 276 369 37.7 265 619 75 101
2008-09 29 60 2031 436 285 137 48 54 91 41.0 82.1 49 52 233 237 38.4 145 354 55 67
2009-10 30 67 2169 534 312 164 53 76 101 39.8 72.6 64 74 238 279 36.2 178 447 77 106
2010-11 31 HOU 59 1818 509 281 153 53 71 88 45.6 64.5 63 58 223 225 39.1 186 408 49 76
2010-11 31 MEM 23 557 115 92 32 16 10 14 42.6 88.2 16 32 60 42 33.3 43 101 15 17
2010-11 31 HOU/MEM 82 2375 624 373 185 69 81 102 45.0 68.8 79 90 283 267 38.2 229 509 64 93
2011-12 32 MIA 65 1499 311 156 82 64 33 62 38.7 62.2 37 56 100 183 33.9 113 292 23 37
2012-13 33 MIA 72 1786 472 165 72 41 55 136 42.0 84.2 34 37 128 316 43.0 152 362 32 38
2013-14 34 MIA 73 1468 298 138 63 50 39 73 38.2 65.2 21 34 104 210 34.8 105 275 15 23
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Shane Battier NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 25 80 31.5 55.5 49.9 13.8 8.2 1.7 12.9
2005-06 26 81 35.0 57.4 54.0 14.5 9.6 1.5 13.8
2006-07 27 82 36.4 58.9 56.7 18.4 7.6 2.4 12.5
2007-08 28 80 36.3 56.1 54.0 17.3 8.7 2.0 12.7
2008-09 29 60 33.9 56.8 53.8 24.1 8.6 2.8 11.5
2009-10 30 67 32.4 54.1 51.1 22.7 8.9 2.6 11.6
2010-11 31 HOU 59 30.8 57.7 56.4 23.3 9.6 2.4 12.8
2010-11 31 MEM 23 24.2 53.0 49.5 20.4 10.2 2.0 8.2
2010-11 31 HOU/MEM 82 29.0 56.7 55.0 22.7 9.7 2.3 11.5
2011-12 32 MIA 65 23.1 50.4 49.3 19.2 8.7 2.2 6.4
2012-13 33 MIA 72 24.8 62.3 60.8 14.9 7.0 2.1 7.7
2013-14 34 MIA 73 20.1 52.3 51.5 17.1 5.7 3.0 5.3
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Shane Battier 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 PHI 40 9 1 1 1 0 3 3 6 0 0 3 4 1 0 0
Apr 14 at WAS 15 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
Apr 12 at ATL                                
Apr 11 IND 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Apr 9 at MEM 24 9 3 1 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 3 5 1 2 2
Apr 8 BKN 20 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
Apr 6 NYK 31 6 3 1 3 0 3 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 3
Apr 4 MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 2 MIL 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mar 31 TOR                                
Mar 29 at MIL 27 3 3 2 0 3 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 1
Mar 28 at DET 24 6 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
Mar 26 at IND                                
Mar 24 POR 8 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
Mar 22 at NOP 18 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
Mar 21 MEM 9 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mar 19 at BOS 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
Mar 18 at CLE 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Mar 16 HOU 21 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 1 2 0 1 2
Mar 14 DEN 11 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Mar 12 BKN 28 3 0 4 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0
Mar 10 WAS 16 6 1 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 2 3 1 0 0
Mar 9 at CHI 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4
Mar 6 at SAS 16 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Mar 4 at HOU 20 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 5 1 1 0
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Mar 3 CHA 21 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 2 2 1
Mar 1 ORL 19 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 3
Feb 27 NYK 35 8 5 5 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 5 3
Feb 23 CHI 26 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 1 3
Feb 20 at OKC 32 2 4 0 2 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 6 2 2 3
Feb 18 at DAL 23 2 3 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 3 3
Feb 12 at GSW 17 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Feb 11 at PHO 26 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 1 4 0
Feb 8 at UTA 25 8 1 3 2 0 0 2 4 2 2 2 3 0 1 0
Feb 5 at LAC 27 14 1 2 0 0 0 5 9 0 0 4 8 1 0 4
Feb 3 DET 21 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 4 1 2 2
Feb 1 at NYK 30 16 2 2 0 0 1 5 8 2 2 4 7 1 1 3
Jan 29 OKC 19 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 3 4
Jan 26 SAS 19 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
Jan 23 LAL 19 3 3 5 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 1 2 0
Jan 21 BOS 21 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Jan 20 at ATL 21 11 3 1 0 0 1 3 3 2 2 3 3 1 2 1
Jan 18 at CHA 19 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Jan 17 at PHI 31 13 4 0 3 2 0 5 9 0 0 3 7 1 3 2
Jan 15 at WAS 19 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 4 1 1 3
Jan 10 at BKN                                
Jan 9 at NYK                                
Jan 7 NOP                                
Jan 5 TOR                                
Jan 4 at ORL                                
Jan 2 GSW 23 11 2 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 3 4 2 0 2
Dec 30 at DEN 22 6 2 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 2 2
Dec 28 at POR 16 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Dec 27 at SAC 19 9 0 0 1 2 3 3 5 0 0 3 4 0 0 2
Dec 25 at LAL 17 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 2 2
Dec 23 ATL 16 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Dec 20 SAC 24 9 4 1 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 3 7 0 4 1
Dec 18 IND 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 16 UTA 17 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Dec 14 CLE 13 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Dec 10 at IND 15 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 0 0 1 6 1 0 2
Dec 8 at DET 20 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 2
Dec 7 at MIN 18 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 4 1 0 3
Dec 5 at CHI 18 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 2 5 0 1 1
Dec 3 DET 15 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 4 1 1 1
Dec 1 CHA 26 8 1 0 1 2 0 3 5 0 0 2 4 0 1 0
Nov 29 at TOR 17 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 3
Nov 27 at CLE                                
Nov 25 PHO 16 6 1 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 4 1 0 0
Nov 23 ORL 21 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Nov 20 at ORL 25 6 4 2 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 4 0
Nov 19 ATL 22 6 0 2 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Nov 16 at CHA 25 5 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 3 1
Nov 15 DAL 24 4 5 0 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 0 1 1 4 2
Nov 12 MIL 27 6 4 0 2 0 0 2 6 1 1 1 4 0 4 1
Nov 9 BOS 27 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 3
Nov 7 LAC 22 7 1 1 1 0 0 2 4 2 4 1 3 1 0 1
Nov 5 at TOR 20 8 2 2 1 1 0 3 4 0 0 2 3 0 2 4
Nov 3 WAS 20 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 3
Nov 1 at BKN 15 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 2
Oct 30 at PHI 24 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 7 1 1 4
Oct 29 CHI 22 14 2 1 0 0 0 5 6 0 0 4 4 0 2 3

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Shane Battier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Battier may be in the starting lineup Monday if LeBron James is awarded a day of rest as expected, Joe Goodman of the Miami Herald reports.

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Battier will start Tuesday for Udonis Haslem (illness), the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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Battier is planning to retire at the end of the season, ESPN.com reports.

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Battier was a DNP-CD for Wednesday's lose to the Pacers.

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Battier appears to have been relegated to a reserve role for the foreseeable future, as absences to Greg Oden, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade over the Heat's last two games haven't resulted in Battier getting a starting nod.

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Battier is expected to remain a reserve Tuesday against the Cavs, the Heat's official site reports.

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Battier had five points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT) with one assist, one rebound and one steal in 21 minutes off the bench Sunday.

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Battier will come off the bench Sunday against the Rockets.

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Battier scored two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with three assists in Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

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Battier (quadriceps) started and scored three points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt) in 19 minutes Wednesday night against the Wizards.

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Battier (quad) will start Wednesday at Washington, Turner Sports reports.

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Battier (quad) took part in practice Monday and intends to suit up Wednesday at Washington, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Battier might represent the biggest gap between fantasy value and basketball value in today's NBA. An excellent team player on both ends of the floor, Battier is the quintessential "glue guy" that makes his teammates better. But that skill doesn't generate much in the way of fantasy statistics. With Miami particularly loaded on the wings this season, Battier's already-suspect fantasy production could take another hit.

2011-12

Miami acquired Battier this off-season and will look for him to provide leadership and depth in the forward position. The 11th-year-veteran finished out last season in Memphis, averaging 5.0 PPG and 4.0 rebounds in only 23 games. Battier is often known for being a leader on the court, but he could be a more active scorer this year. Look for him to have many open looks and see his share of opportunities for Miami this season.

2010-11

On the list of exciting things in this world, the prospect of taking Shane Battier in the 11th or 12th round of a fantasy draft is probably right alongside reading the phone book. Will age catch up with the No-Stats All-Star, now entering his age-32 season? Maybe. One potentially disturbing trend occurs in Battier's shooting percentages over the last five years, which look like this: 48.8, 44.6, 42.8, 41.0, and 39.8 percent. Nor is that a product of an increased offensive workload, or a considerably higher percentage of shots from behind the arc. During his four years in Houston, Battier's three-point attempts have generally held steady at about 4.5 per game; his total shots, at about 7.5 per game. Battier's fantasy value has generally come from the fact that he's produced in cats like steals and blocks and threes while not failing in others. Scoring below 10 points per game and converting on less than 40 percent of field goals, though: that's a combination that will relegate Battier to the fantasy waiver wire.

2009-10

Battier is the perfect finishing piece to a contender, but since the Rockets have been decimated by injuries and free agency they no longer fit into that category. As such, Battier’s role this season is unknown. With Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady and Ron Artest all out the Rockets will need their starters to be able to produce offense and that has never been Battier’s forte. Battier has always been a “Garbage Man” that produces moderately but effectively across the board, and since arriving in Houston he has added long-range shooting specialization to that balance to make him even more useful in the roto world. In real life he is known more as a defensive specialist/leader, but in the fantasy world his unique combination of steals, treys, blocks, and lack of weaknesses define his value. Ultimately, for Battier it is a minutes game. If he continues to get around 35 minutes of action per night he will still be fantasy viable, but if newcomer Trevor Ariza pushes Battier under the 30 minute threshold, Battier may not produce enough to be a fantasy starter.

2008-09

Another "garbage man" that fills all the columns in the box score, Battier’s value this season will depend largely on how Rick Adelman opts to rotate Battier, new arrival Ron Artest and power forward Luis Scola. It seems reasonable to guess that Artest will play primarily at the three but see some minutes at the two, while Battier will swing between the two forward spots, backing up both Artest and Scola. As such, Battier’s probably in for a drop in minutes from the 36 per game he averaged last season – which will obviously impact his counting statistics.

2007-08

Most people think of Battier as a “glue guy” – one of those invaluable players who “does the little things” that help a team win. And clichés aside, that’s all true. But “glue guys” don’t generally make much of a contribution in fantasy, and as such a guy like Battier might get overlooked in your draft. That would be a mistake. Though Battier’s numbers were down more or less across the board last season, his fantasy value actually increased in most formats because he added a pretty reliable three-pointer to his arsenal, at a 1.9 per game clip. With Rick Adelman now running the show in Houston, the Rockets’ offense should open up considerably – which could mean even more opportunities for Battier this year.

2006-07

After spending the first 3 years of his career in Memphis, Battier was traded to the Houston Rockets and should step in as their starting small forward. Battier may not put up flashy numbers, but he could play an integral role in the success of the Rockets this year. As Houston’s best one-on-one defensive player, Battier should see plenty of minutes this year guarding the opposing team’s best guard/forward. The Rockets are Tracy McGrady’s and Yao’s team, but Battier has shown the he can put up decent numbers as the third or fourth scoring option and defensive specialist. Battier won’t wow you offensively (only 10.1 ppg last year) but will he put up solid numbers in steals (1.1 last year), rebounds (5.3 last year) and blocks (1.4 last year). Battier has three point range (65 threes last year) and should get plenty of looks due to double-teams on Yao and McGrady. If you’re looking for a player in the latter rounds of your draft who does a little bit of everything, Battier is your man.

2005-06

Don’t spend too much time worrying about Battier’s single-digit scoring numbers, because he is the ultimate example of a Garbageman. The stout, fundamentally sound and intelligent player is a solid contributor everywhere but points and assists, turning in just about a three, a steal, and a block per game. Unspectacular, he won’t hurt you and often hovers between waiver wires and team benches because of the lack of an edge to his game. There’s a chance that with all of Memphis’ off-season wheeling and dealing that he’ll get a little more playing time with the team’s erstwhile overload at swingman now loosened up with the departures of Bonzi Wells and James Posey.

2004-05

This poor man's Doug Christie fills up the boxscore in all kinds of categories when given the chance to play. Battier is a good source of steals, blocks, threes and decent percentages from the forward or guard spot, and he rarely turns the ball over, to boot. But Battier is a victim of Hubie Brown's 10-deep rotation in Memphis, and as such, he's not likely to see enough minutes to be a consistent help to your team.

2003-04

Battier should see his role continue as the sixth man with most of his minutes coming at small forward behind projected starter Mike Miller. However, Battier has proven his ability to play almost anywhere, and he could see significant minutes at shooting guard if veterans James Posey or Wesley Person are unable to perform. Look for Battier to continue to do the things that he does best: play great defense, sacrifice his body for the team, and average 10 to 12 points on offense and 4 to 5 rebounds per game.