The Clippers became the third team to defend Batum, 31, in the NBA, after the Portland Trailblazers (2008-2015) and the Hornets (2015-2020).
Batum only played 22 games with the Hornets in the 2019-2020 season and scored low scores in various categories (3.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3 assists per match), a wide difference from his previous averages in Portland (14.3 points for a season). 2012-2013).
The Hornets, owned by legend Michael Jordan, decided in the next three years, to release him from his contract, and to pay him an amount of $ 27 million for his last season.
Batum first entered the NBA experience in 2008 through a draft new player selection process, joining the Houston Rockets and then directly to Portland.
He played 789 matches in the league over 12 seasons and scored an average of 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists. (AFP)