Philadelphia Sixers’ newly acquired experienced wing, Nicholas Batum, has returned to the team in Philadelphia due to personal reasons.
Chris Haynes of the Bleacher Report reports that he’s expected to make his debut on Monday when the Sixers go head-to-head with the Washington Wizards.
This comes after Batum’s arrival in Camden, New Jersey, last Wednesday to complete his physical and assist in finalizing the trade involving James Harden and P.J. Tucker to the Clippers.
However, he wasn’t available to join the team for their game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday.
In a three team trade deal that took place last Tuesday, Batum is one of the four forwards acquired by the 76ers.
His addition rounds out the team’s roster with a full 15 players, and they are about to embark on a four-game week.
During this season, Batum has participated in three games for the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 18 minutes as a bench player and scoring an average of three points per game with a 38 percent shooting accuracy.
While he has had a somewhat slow start, Batum is viewed as having the potential to become a valuable contributor coming off the bench for the Sixers as the season unfolds.