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Nicolas Batum to Sign 5-Year, $120 Million Deal With Hornets

Nicolas Batum averaged 14.9 points and 5.8 assists per game for the 48-win Hornets last season, and it looks like that was good for a 5-year, $120 million deal. The Vertical had the original report.

Free-agent forward Nicolas Batum has agreed to a five-year, $120 million deal to re-sign with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources told The Vertical.

Batum will have a player option in the fifth year of the contract, sources told The Vertical.

Batum and his agent, Bouna Ndiaye, had a lengthy meeting early Friday with the Hornets to finalize the deal.

Batum, 27, averaged 14.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 70 games for the Hornets last season.

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