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.
January 5, 2020, 9:34 pmKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore left a lousy taste in his owner's mouths with Sunday's performance vs. the Heat, going for seven points (2-of-9 FG), nine rebounds and one 3-pointer.
Some nights Bazemore rebounds, other nights he gets blocks, sometimes he will even get you two 3-pointers in a single game, at the end of the day he is just not doing enough. Tonight's 35 minutes should have let him rack up counting numbers, but Bazemore had zero assists, steals and blocks. Bazemore fails to move the needle in 14-team leagues. Mario Hezjona (10 points, two steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer) on the other hand, had a big night in just 20 minutes. We'd like to see Hezjona do this when CJ McCollum (illness) is back in the lineup.
January 1, 2020, 10:24 pmKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore had a forgettable game in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks, scoring just nine points (4-of11 shooting) to go with four rebounds, an assist, a block, a triple and three turnovers in 29 minutes.
The playing time has been consistent for Baze ever since Rodney Hood (achillies) went down for the year, but the same cannot be said about virtually any other component of his game. The shooting continues to be a major roadblock to standard league relevance for Bazemore, as has his smaller than expected defensive stat output. You could probably do better in most standard settings.
December 31, 2019, 1:19 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore was nowhere to be seen in Monday's 116-122 loss to the Suns, throwing out a dud with just six points (2-of-4 shooting), four rebounds, two 3s and a steal in 22 minutes.
Bazemore is afflicted with Iconsistencitis, a disease that makes players take owners on a wild and unpredictable ride. He's still got the opportunity here, but we wouldn't fault you if you looked elsewhere for more dependable production.
December 29, 2019, 7:50 pmSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
Skal Labissiere's (left knee) MRI's results were inconclusive and he will not take part in the team's upcoming road trip.
He is supposed to get a second MRI in a week. That means Labissiere will miss the next six games at a minimum. Just when Labissiere was about to break out as a starter it was all taken away in ugly fashion. It is a rough break if you owned him, but it will give Kent Bazemore another opportunity to prove himself as a 12-team option. His scoring was not consistent enough previously, but the 3-pointers, steals and blocks remain appealing.
Source: Sean Highkin on Twitter
December 29, 2019, 1:11 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore was moved to the bench on Saturday night but ended up having a productive game with nine points, four rebounds, a steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Bazemore was a major source of frustrating in the immediate aftermath of Rodney Hood's injury, but over the last two weeks it looks like he's found his footing. He's a top-110/125 player (8/9-cat) in that time and has 10 steals and seven blocks over his last seven contests, not to mention at least one 3-pointer in each of his last eight games. It won't always be exciting but Baze should be on rosters in 12-team leagues. Of course it has to be mentioned that he got extra run with Skal Labissiere leaving the game three minutes in, but that also means that he'll have more opportunity to produce going forward.
December 24, 2019, 12:20 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore disappeared in Monday's loss to the Pelicans, mustering just three points (1-of-3 shooting), one rebound, one 3-pointer and one assist.
Wow. This was a nasty stinker of game, given Bazemore's recent performances. To be fair, he was slowed by some foul trouble in this one and should be in line to bounce back in the next game.
December 22, 2019, 1:01 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore did it all for the Blazers in Saturday's 113-106 win, dropping one of his best lines of the season with 19 points (7-of-12 shooting), two rebounds, two dimes, two 3s, three steals and two blocks.
Bazemore has not made much noise on the fantasy front prior to tonight's well-rounded performance. He's worth a speculative add on the off chance he's able to build on the momentum from tonight's game.
December 20, 2019, 11:11 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony left the game on Friday with a left knee contusion and is questionable to return.
Anthony checked himself out of the game and headed straight to the locker room with the team physician. If Anthony misses time the starters would pick up most of the slack which would make Kent Bazemore a strong add.
Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter