Nicolas Batum (34, France), a 15-year NBA veteran, is scheduled to leave the court next year.
Batum’s wife, Lily Batum, announced on the 15th through X (formerly Twitter) that she plans to retire from international basketball after the Paris Olympics in her home country, France.
“Nico (Nicholas Batum) decided to end his career (NBA and international) after the Olympics. So, this season is my last season with the Clippers,” he added.
The Paris Olympics mentioned by Lily Batum is the 33rd Summer Olympics to be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024. Therefore, Batum, who has an 11.7 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Clippers (Clippers) expiring next season, will spend the end of his career with the Clippers.스포츠토토
Batum, who mostly played off the bench last season, played 21 minutes per game and averaged 6.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3-pointers on 39.1 percent (4.1 attempts). Recording an average 3-point success rate of 39.8% during the three seasons he played for the Clippers, he is a player Tyrone Lu can trust and trust.
Batum also appears frequently in trade rumors, primarily as a resource when James Harden was traded to the Clippers. A veteran with 15 years in the league may no longer want to be a veteran mentor on the trade or bench.
However, it is worth watching his selection until the end of the season as the amount of money he can receive in the NBA is not small.
Meanwhile, Batum is a legendary player in the French national team.
Batum, who won the EuroBasket gold medal in 2013, won silver two years ago and bronze two years later. He won two bronze medals at the 2014 and 2019 FIBA World Cup and a silver medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Along with his best friend Tony Parker, who has already retired from the NBA, Batum is co-owner of French Euroleague team Azbel.