Rick Bonnell: Nic Batum said extending coach Steve Clifford’s contract could enhance the @Charlotte Hornets chances of re-signing him over the summer. Batum on Clifford: “He trusts me. He believes in me. So that could be a big factor.” in Batum’s free-agency decision.
August 31, 2016 | 6:01 pm EDT Update
However the main interest for the 76ers was the two draft picks. Since Pleiss now becomes a free agent, it remains to be seen if he will stay in the States or if he will make a return to Europe.