November 25, 2018, 8:50 pmKent BazemoreG, Atlanta Hawks
Kent Bazemore was moved to the bench on Sunday night but still put up 20 points (9-of-11 shooting), four rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers and a block in 25 minutes of a 124-123 win over the Hornets.
Bazemore is dealing with a left ankle sprain but the benching had more to do with the Hawks wanting to look at different combinations of players. Lloyd Pierce commended Bazemore's reaction to the news earlier today and we should see the new configuration (with Kevin Huerter starting) for at least one more game considering the results tonight. Bazemore's ceiling is lowered a bit if he loses minutes in a bench role, but he's still going to play enough to avoid falling too far down the ranks.