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Nicolas Batum reportedly plans to join the LA Clippers

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 7 : Nicolas Batum #5 of the Charlotte Hornets passes the ball during the game against the Detroit Pistons on April 7, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nicolas Batum is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers, per Shams Charania. The Hornets waived the veteran forward for cap flexibility.

Batum attracted interest from several teams including the Brooklyn Nets, however he seems ready to join the Clippers.

Last year was the worst season of Batum’s career, as he dropped to an average of 3.6 points per game from 11.6 points in 2017/18 season.

Batum was set to earn $27.1M next season, but the Hornets stretched the rest of his deal to create cap space for Gordon Hayward’s $120M deal.

The Clippers will add depth and veteran leadership in discount, as they might sign Batum on the veteran minimum.

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