Batum Re-Signs with Hornets on a Huge Five-Year Deal

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.

Free Agency News: L.A. Lakers – If They Can’t Land Kevin Durant, The Back-Up Plan is to Choose From Their Wish List

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

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.

Ricky Rubio Says Rudy Gobert Has No Class

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert are leaders of two of the youngest and most promising teams in the Western Conference.
They’re international rivals, too.
Spain defeated Gobert and France, 80-75, in an overtime EuroBasket semifinal Thursday, and the big fella fouled out as Pau Gasol put a monumental 40 points on him.
Gobert’s day ended in the extra period as his team fell behind. After scoring eight points and pulling down 13 boards, he posted a message complaining about the officiating.
Fellow Frenchman Nicolas Batum missed three crucial free throws that would have tied the game in OT. He congratulated his opponents and wished them luck.

The Spaniard Rubio quoted both tweets and called Batum a “class act” while saying Gobert is “no class act.”