Nic Batum declined his $3.3 million player option with the Los Angeles Clippers to become a free agent.

While Batum is widely expected to re-sign with the Clippers on a two-year deal, the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz will have strong interest in signing him.

Batum has played a key role with the Clippers since joining the team before the 20-21 season.