NBA: Parker drops a bomb on the future of Batum


NBA: Parker drops a bomb on the future of Batum

Published on October 30, 2022 at 06:35

Drafted by the Blazers in 2008, Nicolas Batum has been playing in the NBA for almost 15 years now. After a stint at the Hornets, the French international now plays at the Clippers, which he joined in 2020 and with whom he is under contract until 2024. But according to Tony Parker, his former teammate in the France team could do back in France very soon.

Set apart Tony Parkerno French basketball player has had such longevity in NBA. It’s been almost 15 years since Nicholas Batum arrived in the league. After three seasons with Le Mansthe French international was drafted in 2008 by the Blazers. He spent seven years there, before joining the Hornets in 2015. His adventure to Charlotte ended badly and now it blossoms fully in Clippersin the company of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.

“There are discussions, we will see”

33 years old, Nicholas Batum recently extended his contract for two years, for €22m. But to believe Tony Parkerhe could very well make his return to the championship of France next year.  » There are discussions, we will see “, confided the former leader of the Spurs and current president of theAsvelin comments relayed by SKWEEKbefore adding a  » seriously « . This would not be surprising, given the relationship between the two men and the politics of theAsvelwhich likes to associate promising young players with veterans who have evolved in NBA.

“I want to play for two more years”

It remains to be seen what will decide Nicholas Batumwho spoke a few months ago about his future:  » I want to play two more years and ideally it would be: go far with the Clippers, World Cup, go far with the Clippers again, then the Paris Olympics and finish my career there. To do all this, non-stop, I want to (he insists on this word) prepare myself as well as possible. It’s not lazing on the beach! » Case to follow…

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