The Warriors tried to sign Nicolas Batum last offseason before he joined the LA Clippers. Now, less than a year later, Golden State might be able to right a wrong.
Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported Sunday, citing league sources, that the Clippers are trying to re-sign Batum, but that the free agent also is receiving interest from the Warriors, Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.
The Los Angeles Clippers are hoping to re-sign Nicolas Batum, but the free-agent forward also receiving interest from Miami, Golden State and Indiana, league sources tell @YahooSports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 1, 2021
After adding lottery picks Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody during the NBA draft on Thursday, the Warriors have made it clear that the priority now is to add veterans to fill out the roster, and Batum meets the criteria of what Bob Myers and the front office are looking for.
Batum, who turns 33 years old in December, averaged 8.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 67 games with the Clippers last season. He shot 40.4 percent from 3-point range and 46.4 percent overall from the field.
The Warriors are limited in what they can offer Batum and other free agents, but NBC Sports Bay Area’s Monte Poole wrote in July that Golden State should target the 6-foot-8 forward with the $5.9 million taxpayer mid-level exception.
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