Nicolas Batum, born on December 14, 1988), his hometown is located in Lisieux, France. French professional basketball player who serves as a small forward and currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He is a plug-and-play veteran 3D player who can shoot, run and finish offenses. He has excellent rebounds, good outside ability, agility and superb physical characteristics. His personal skills are very comprehensive, nicknamed “French Flying Man”.
Location: G-F (No. 33)
Height: 2.06 meters / 6 feet 9
Weight: 104 kg/230 lbs
Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Draft: 25th pick in the first round of 2008
Salary this season: $3.17 million
Before participating in the NBA draft, Batum had already become one of the talented young players in the European League. Batum was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 25th pick in the first round of the 2008 NBA draft. On December 18, 2012, Batum became the eighth NBA player in history to get 5×5 while playing for the Trail Blazers. In September 2013, Batum won the European Championship with the French team. In June 2015, Batum was traded to the Hornets by the Trail Blazers, and later reached a five-year contract extension of 120 million U.S. dollars. During his career with the Hornets, Batum often missed many games due to injuries. On December 2, 2020, Batum joined the Los Angeles Clippers as a free agent. In May 2021, Batum was selected for the French men’s basketball team to participate in the Tokyo Olympics squad.