Batum has been the highest paid player in the Hornets over the past few seasons, but hes struggling and the numbers are going from bad to worse. Last season, Batums data has dropped to 3.6 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, 3 assists, 34.6% shooting and 28.6% three-point shooting rate, and he has become the representative of the leagues high salary but low ability.
Nevertheless, Batum is still a good defender, ball controller and rebounder. He has a good physique and all-round skills, so if he can be signed with a base salary, there are still many teams willing to offer olive branches. Chalanya reports that teams including warriors, raptors, jazz and bucks are his potential suitors.
However, the Clippers are obviously more attractive. They have only 12 players on the roster. The introduction of Batum can give the team more depth on the flank, and the team is already in the leading position in the competition.