Report: Possible Warriors target Batum returning to Clippers

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Nicolas Batum will not be signing with the Warriors in free agency.

The potential Golden State target is returning to the LA Clippers on a two-year deal, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Batum was a rumored candidate for the Warriors with the $5.9 million taxpayer mid-level exception.

It's unclear how much money he is receiving from the Clippers, but multiple reports say he has a player option in Year 2.

The 32-year-old averaged 8.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals over 67 games (38 starts) with the Clippers in 2020-21, while shooting 40.4 percent from deep (on 4.1 attempts).

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Batum entered the NBA as the No. 25 overall pick back in 2008.

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