Kent Bazemore

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  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Kent Bazemore scored 5 points on 2-of-5 shooting with a 3-pointer, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in Thursday's game against Maccabi Haifa.

    The Blazers traded for Bazemore this offseason so it's almost a guarantee that his role isn't marginal. He's an inefficient scorer, but he gives you volume in steals and triples and is a solid guy to grab at the end of drafts to shore up some of your team's weaknesses in that department.

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Kent Bazemore may have shot just 1-for-7 on Tuesday in his Blazers preseason debut against the Nuggets, but his five points, four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer were supplemented by seven steals in 20 minutes.

    Bazemore has been a reliable fantasy starter when he's had enough minutes throughout his career, and there's a good chance the Blazers give him more minutes than the Hawks did down the stretch last season. He fills in many of the gaps most teams need, making him a sneaky-good option late in drafts.

  • Maurice Harkless
    SF, Miami Heat

    Moe Harkless will be dealt to the Heat when the offseason moratorium ends.

    Harkless and Meyers Leonard will head to the Heat with Hassan Whiteside going to Portland. The move takes Whiteside's absurd $27.1 million salary off the books, and Harkless and Leonard will make about $22 million combined. That extra room will make completing the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade much easier. As it stands, Harkless has a chance of starting for Miami, though there are more personnel moves to come. Currently his biggest threats to playing time look like James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk (who may be traded) and Derrick Jones Jr. Harkless was a top-150ish player last year and closed his season with a top-90 run. Don't forget about him. Back in Portland, Kent Bazemore, Rodney Hood, Mario Hezonja and Nassir Little should step into extra minutes, which helps their outlooks considerably.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Hawks and Blazers have agreed to a deal that will send Kent Bazemore to Portland and Evan Turner to Atlanta.

    Bazemore has been on the block for a while now, and he'll play a big role in Portland's wing rotation. It's entirely possible that he starts at small forward, though we're a long way from the start of the season. Bazemore brings a level of length and shooting that Turner could not and will give Portland some additional versatility. We'll wait for all the dust to settle before going too in depth, but late-round value should be attainable for Bazemore. He also gives the Blazers more depth in case they can't re-sign Rodney Hood.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore exercised his player option on Friday to return to the Hawks for 2019-20.

    An injury derailed what was looking like a strong season for Bazemore and the Hawks moved on towards rookie Kevin Huerter. It was financially the right move to take the hefty 19.2 million dollars on his player option. Look for Bazemore to be a heavily-discussed trade name going forward as the Hawks rebuild continues.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore closed his season with a fitting 2-of-10 shooting performance on Wednesday night, scoring seven points with two 3-pointers in 17 minutes of action.

    Bazemore finished with disappointing top-150/160 value in 8/9-cat leagues. He missed 14 consecutive games with a right ankle sprain, allowing the tanking Hawks to promote rookie Kevin Huerter and never look back. Up to that point he was a top-65 player, but that injury spelled the end of Bazemore’s quality play. From his return on January 30 through the end of the season, Bazemore was only a top-260/290 player in 8/9-cat leagues and only received 21.5 mpg. His shooting also went into the gutter, and he went a horrific .354 from the field and .667 from the line over that span. Elsewhere in the box, Bazemore saw his 3-point marks drop from .394 to .320 and his free throws fall from .796 to .728. One of the fabled Hoop Ball 6, Bazemore got hurt while the team was itching to replace him, and that was that. Had he stayed healthy we’d be having a very different conversation, even accounting for some tank-related flipping of the depth chart, but unfortunately that wasn’t in the cards.

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) will play in Sunday's match up with the Bucks.

    DeAndre' Bembry (right ankle sprain) was also ruled in for this one, and both of them could be looking at a huge spike in usage with Trae Young and John Collins both ruled out for rest.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) is probable for Sunday's game versus the Bucks.

    With the Hawks nothing to play for this season except give more reps to their young guys, the team will be cautious on their rotation players like Bazemore who have a good trade value heading into next season.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Taurean Prince
    F, Atlanta Hawks

    Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) will start on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Justin Anderson will start alongside Prince as Kent Bazemore and Kevin Huerter are out.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) has been ruled out of Friday's game versus the Magic.

    After turning in a few strong performances, Bazemore will likely be shut down for the remainder of the season. DeAndre' Bembry and Justin Anderson will absorb a large chunk of the minutes with Bazemore and Kevin Huerter both being ruled out.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) is listed as doubtful ahead of Friday's matchup against the Magic.

    Bazemore did play on Wednesday against the Sixers but didn't produce much in 20 minutes. The Hawks may look to shut down Bazemore for the rest of the season and turn to their young talent to see what they have.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) will play Wednesday against the Sixers.

    After a very productive game on Tuesday night, Bazemore will look to repeat on Wednesday. However, with the Hawks much healthier going into tonight's matchup, Bazemore is a very risky play. Look at him as a dart throw.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) is probable to face the Sixers on Wednesday.

    We're hoping Bazemore plays, as he put up 26 points, five 3-pointers and three steals on Tuesday night and could be looking at solid run again with Taurean Prince (foot) questionable. It's been a rough second half of the year for Bazemore but he could be in for a decent finish thanks to some extra playing time.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Kent Bazemore
    G, Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore had 26 points in 24 minutes in addition to five threes, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in a road loss to the Spurs on Tuesday night.

    Bazemore is certainly capable of nights like this when given the minutes. And with Taurean Prince out, he might have that chance again as the season finishes up.