Hornets' Nicolas Batum to exercise player option
Charlotte’s Nicolas Batum will exercise his $27.13M player option for the 2020-21 season on Monday, sources tell The Athletic NBA and Stadium.
ANALYSIS: There was never much doubt that Nicolas Batum would exercise his player option with Charlotte, and now Batum will make it official Monday. Batum played a very limited role with the Hornets last season and is nowhere close to the player he once was. But Batum still sees the floor very well and provides veteran leadership for a young Hornets roster.