Free agent after declining his option but widely expected to stay at the Clippers, Nicolas Batum decided from the very beginning of free agency. With a nice jackpot at stake!
Was there really suspense? Since the end of the Clippers season, but more broadly since his arrival in Los Angeles, Nicolas Batum has never ceased to profess his love and respect for the franchise that welcomed him after his painful stint at the Hornets. So unsurprisingly, Batman returned to the Clipps side:
Free agent forward Nicolas Batum has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-year, $22 million deal, league sources tell @YahooSports. https://t.co/Fu5tq3vRpc
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 30, 2022
Free-agent winger Nicolas Batum has agreed to a two-year, $22 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, sources tell Yahoo Sports.
This contract is much more interesting than the first two signed by Batum with the Clipps. It must be said that the Frenchman has proven his value as a Swiss army knife on the floor, his importance in the locker room, and he therefore pockets this well-deserved check. Hoping, once again, to help Tyronn Lue and his clique reach the NBA Finals that have been fleeing them for too long.
Nicolas Batum can be happy with his free agency: the Frenchman remains at the Clippers and signs a nice contract at this stage of his career. All good!