March 6, 2020, 12:20 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore got hot off the bench on Thursday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with nine rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple.
Bazemore had a hot shooting night off the bench and added defensive stats for some extra goodies. If the Kings are going to miss any of their guards, Bazemore gets a bump in value, but even then, he's a deep-league player.
February 27, 2020, 6:17 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De’Aaron Fox (right lower abdominal tightness) has been ruled out ahead of Thursday’s tilt vs. the Thunder.
Fox suffered this injury during the first half of Tuesday's win over the Warriors but played through it. Unfortunately, he’ll have to miss Thursday’s game. Cory Joseph will see the lion’s share of Fox’s minutes on Thursday while Buddy Hield and Kent Bazemore could also see additional run. The Kings are playing against the Grizzlies tomorrow night so consider Fox questionable for now.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 4:12 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (lower abdominal tightness) is officially questionable to play in Thursday's game vs. the Thunder.
Fox left Tuesday's game for a brief stint but was ultimately able to return. Cory Joesph, Buddy Hield and Kent Bazemore could all see additional minutes if Fox misses Thursday's game. Continue to monitor the wire as we learn more.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 2:36 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore provided a little of everything, including nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 3-of-8 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes in a win over the Warriors on Tuesday.
Bazemore's role appears to be growing. And if he's given the 28 minutes per game like he's played over his last four games, he's worth an add. In that small sample, Bazemore easily ranks in the fourth round (fifth round in 8-cat leagues). Harrison Barnes continued his hot stretch with 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
February 22, 2020, 6:55 pmKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore finished Saturday's road win with 23 points, six rebounds, two 3-pointers, four steals and a block in 30 minutes off the bench.
Bazemore's minutes are trending up as Luke Walton continues his game of chicken with Buddy Hield, and he's been a top-150 option in high-twenties minutes in the past. He's got six threes and six steals over his last three contests so give Bazemore a look for 3-and-D numbers.
February 21, 2020, 1:14 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore saw some quality run in Thursday's win over the Grizzlies, logging 23 minutes off the bench and dropping 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, two 3s and one steal.
Bazemore is not an efficient scorer, so his .600 clip from the field tonight should be taken with a hefty grain of salt. He's been widely inconsistent for most of the season but is worth keeping an eye on in case he makes it a habit of playing well.
February 9, 2020, 1:15 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore scored 15 points off the bench on Saturday to go with three rebounds, one steal and three triples in 27 minutes.
Bazemore had a solid performance off the bench tonight, but he is too inconsistent to trust outside of 16-team leagues. He was playing plenty of minutes as the starter in Portland earlier this season and failed to produce standard-league value in that situation, so he's unlikely to become a factor in standard leagues ROS.
January 27, 2020, 11:02 pmKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore came off the bench on Monday and scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting to go with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples.
Bazemore had a decent night for the Kings in 21 minutes, but it was due to some strong shooting. He's usually not this efficient and the minutes were still a bit low for us to rely on him on a nightly basis.
January 22, 2020, 6:36 pmKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver are available to play for the Kings in Wednesday's game against the Pistons.
The trade that sent Bazemore and Tolliver to Sacramento has been finalized, and both are ready to go for their new team. Neither has much fantasy value in their new situations.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 11:53 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
The Kings announced this morning that the trade that sent Trevor Ariza, Caleb Swanigan and Wenyen Gabriel to the Blazers for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks has been officially finalized.
Bazemore will be asked to be a glue guy for the Kings but his fantasy value is likely to take a big hit. We should get an idea about his minutes starting tomorrow when the Kings face the Pistons.
Source: Kings PR on Twitter
January 19, 2020, 10:32 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore is reportedly not interested in pursuing a buyout due in part to his great relationship with head coach Luke Walton according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Bazemore's value will undoubtedly take a hit with less opportunities in Sacramento's wing-heavy rotation. He wasn't doing much for teams anyway with inconsistent percentages and defensive stat output.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 4:44 pmKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers have traded Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver and their 2024 and 2025 second-round picks to the Kings in exchange for Trevor Ariza, Caleb Swanigan and Wenyen Gabriel.
Trevor Ariza will fill in for Bazemore as the starting small forward and should have a better role going forward. For tonight's purposes we should see a little more Anfernee Simons, Gary Trent and Mario Hezonja.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 12:10 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore battled through early foul trouble on Friday night and finished with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Bazemore didn't start the second half but did manage to play 31 minutes despite racking up four fouls. If CJ McCollum has to miss time with his ankle sprain, Bazemore will be thrust into a more offensive role. A 14-16-team guy over the last couple of weeks, the stars have been aligning to get Bazemore back inside the top-150. He has yet to take advantage, but this could be another coin flip that lands the right way for him.
January 12, 2020, 1:17 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore scored 10 points on Saturday with four rebounds, two steals and one block in 29 minutes.
Bazemore is starting and playing big minutes for the Blazers but is failing to put up consistent numbers. He can be considered in 16-team leagues since he has a role and can contribute defensive stats and threes.
January 7, 2020, 8:45 pmKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore picked up a double technical in the third quarter and was ejected from Tuesday's game.
Bazemore finishes with seven points, two rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-10 shooting in 26 minutes. He remains a low-end option for 3-and-D numbers and we should see more Gary Trent and Mario Hezonja for the last 15 minutes of tonight's contest.