Nicolas Batum has agreed to a five-year, $120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets.
The 27 year old small forward was drawing interest from multiple teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors but the 25th overall pick of the 2008 NBA draft chooses to sign with thd Hornets.
Batum has averaged 14.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 35 minutes per game on his first season with the Hornets.
The Los Angeles Lakers are going All out in pursuing free agents this offseason. There are a lot of talents in mind that they’re aiming to acquire before the NBA Season starts.
The Primary Objective is to land Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant to the Lakers. Durant has been one of the hottest topics in Free Agency this year. It has been reported that the 27-year-old small forward has already talked to different teams, but the Lakers were not among the list.
But aside from Durant. The Lakers have also been eyeing on some players like Hassan Whiteside, Al Horford, Nicolas Batum and Harrison Barnes.
It is still unclear if they’ll get one from the list, but we’re hoping and still waiting for the Lakers to make their move.