Batum and the Clippers are a match for two more years

2021-08-03T02:39:43+00:00 2021-08-14T06:56:35+00:00.

Aris Barkas

03/Aug/21 02:39

The veteran French forward will remain a member of the LA Clippers

By Eurohoops team/

Free agent Nicolas Batum has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, per Shams Charania. The team confirmed retaining the French player on Friday, 13 August.

That’s a win for the Clippers, since according to reports, the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers were also trying to get him.

In 2019-20 with the Hornets, Batum averaged just 3.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 34.6% from the field and 28.6% from 3-point land.

But in 2020-21 with the Clippers, he averaged 8.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 46.4% overall and 40.4% from 3-point range. That 3-point percentage sits at No. 2 for him in his career.

The 32-year-old player remains a solid option and a key contributor to his team.