By Emre Asikci
ISTANBUL (AA) – Reggie Jackson will remain with the Los Angeles Clippers for one more year, an NBA insider confirmed on Tuesday night.
“Free agent guard Reggie Jackson is returning to the LA Clippers, the team announced Tuesday,” Adrian Wojnarowski reported for ESPN.
Jackson, 30, appeared in 17 games for the Clippers last season, averaging 9.5 points, 3.2 assists, and 3.0 rebounds.
He has a career average of 12.8 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 561 appearances for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Detroit Pistons, and the Clippers.
The Clippers also confirmed the signing of Nicolas Batum.
“The LA Clippers have signed free agent Nicolas Batum, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released,” read a report on NBA.com.
Batum has played 789 games over 12 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Charlotte Hornets, averaging 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.8 assists.
He made 22 appearances for the Hornets last season, with an average of 3.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists.
Batum has been a member of the French national team since 2009, helping his nation win a gold medal at the 2013 European Championship, a silver medal at the 2011 European Championship, and bronze medals in the 2014 FIBA World Cup and 2015 European Championship.
- Clippers waive Noah
The LA Clippers are releasing two-time All-Star Joakim Noah, signaling a likely end to his NBA career, his agent Bill Duffy told ESPN.
“What an illustrious career for Joakim, starting with two national titles at the University of Florida, to becoming an NBA Defensive Player of the Year and ultimately evolving into one of the most passionate, spirited players to ever come through our sport,” Duffy said.
In 13 seasons, 35-year-old Noah was named in two All-Star games and averaged 8.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks.
- Dallas tie down Doncic
The Dallas Mavericks have used the option to extend Slovenian star Luka Doncic’s contract for another year, according to NBA insider Shams Charania.
“Formality: The Dallas Mavericks have exercised All-Star Luka Doncic's fourth-year team option ($10.1M) for the 2021-22 season, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium,” Charania said on Twitter.
Doncic, 21, averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 8.8 assists in 61 games for the Mavericks last season, finishing fourth in the race for NBA’s Most Valuable Player.