Bazemore was traded to the Trail Blazers on Monday in exchange for Evan Turner, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Unsurprisingly, Bazemore picked up his $19.2 million player option for the 2019-20 season, but the rebuilding Hawks will ship him to Portland, where he'll have a much better chance to contribute for a playoff-caliber team. The 29-year-old is coming off of a season in which he averaged 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 67 games (24.5 MPG), but he shot just 40.2 percent from the field, including 32.0 percent from three -- his lowest mark since his rookie year in 2012-13. In Portland, Bazemore will add depth on the wing, and he could be set to replace Rodney Hood, who enters unrestricted free agency next week.
Bazemore will exercise his $19.2 million player option for the 2019-20 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. This comes as no surprise, as Bazemore's value as a free agent this summer would likely be much lower than the $19.2 million he will now make next season. While the Hawks continue to build around their young core, it's unclear where Bazemore fits into Atlanta's plans, and given that he will now be under an expiring contract, he could be used as a trade asset for Atlanta next year.
Bazemore (hip) is available to play in Sunday's matchup versus the Bucks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. With more than a few Hawks either injured or being rested for Sunday's game, Bazemore will return to the lineup after missing Friday's game against Orlando. With Kevin Huerter (back) listed as questionable for Sunday, Bazemore may take on an extended role versus the Bucks.
Bazemore (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Milwaukee, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports. Bazemore is a good bet to return to the rotation after a one-game absence due to a left hip strain. If he's able to return, the veteran forward will likely slot back into his usual bench role. In 65 games this season, Bazemore's averaging 11.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 24.6 minutes.
Bazemore (hip) will be inactive for Friday's contest against the Magic. Apparently, Bazemore played through his hip injury during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia and re-aggravated it. As a result, Bazemore will have to watch Friday's matchup from the sidelines. DeAndre' Bembry and Justin Anderson are prime candidates to see an increased role in Bazemore's absence.
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