Hawks' Kent Bazemore: Notches 22 points in 40 minutes Wednesday
Bazemore recorded 22 points (8-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block across 40 minutes in Wednesday's 109-107 loss to the Suns.
The matchup against the Suns' porous defense along with the absence of one of the Hawks' top players in Paul Millsap (hip) certainly worked to Bazemore's advantage, as he hit 20 points for the fourth time this season and put up a season-high shot total. Bazemore had posted 15 or more shots in the previous two contests as well, a development that would raise his floor as a fantasy option if he continues to see that sort of volume. However, it's not clear if coach Mike Budenholzer will feel comfortable giving Bazemore the green light while he's sitting on an ugly 38 percent mark from the floor on the season.