Nicolas Batum is getting into his sixteenth NBA season, and apparently it is going to be his final.
Batum, the previous Portland Path Blazers standout who now performs for the LA Clippers, beforehand had stated that he deliberate to retire from worldwide basketball after the 2024 Paris Olympics.
However Batum’s spouse, Lily Batum, defined this week on X (previously Twitter) that the French ahead additionally plans to retire from the NBA after the 2023-24 season.
“Nico determined to finish his profession (NBA and EDF) after the Olympics,” Lily Batum posted. “So that is his final season with the Clippers.”
Batum, 34, spent his first seven NBA seasons in Portland after the Blazers chosen him with the No. 25 decide within the 2008 NBA draft. A 6-foot-8 sharpshooter additionally recognized for his chase-down blocks, Batum averaged 11.2 factors, 5.1 rebounds and three.0 assists throughout his stint with the Blazers.
After a commerce to the Hornets in June 2015, Batum then performed 5 seasons in Charlotte and posted averages of 12.1 factors, 5.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists.
Since touchdown with the Clippers in December 2020, Batum has shot 39.8% from three-point vary whereas scoring 7.4 factors and grabbing 4.3 rebounds per recreation. This previous season, Batum’s minutes dipped to 21.9 per contest.