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.
Bazemore is doubtful for Friday's game against the Magic due to a left adductor strain, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Bazemore was in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's win due to the same injury, but he ended up playing. That said, it appears he aggravated things, as it's unlikely he sees the court Friday. If that's the case, it would open up time for the likes of DeAndre' Bembry and Justin Anderson.
Bazemore finished with four points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 130-122 win over the 76ers.
Bazemore had been listed as probable due to an adductor injury. Nevertheless, like every other Hawk that had been listed as probable, Bazemore took the floor in this one. With the team focused on developing the younger guys as the season winds down, the veteran wing isn't that reliable for fantasy purposes, though he did just drop 26 points in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.
Bazemore (adductor) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Sixers.
Bazemore was one of several players listed as probable and, shockingly, all of them will play Wednesday on the second night of a back-to-back. The veteran had 26 points, four rebounds and three steals in Tuesday's loss to San Antonio.
Bazemore is probable Wednesday against the 76ers due to a left adductor strain, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Bazemore seems to have picked up a minor injury during Tuesday's game against the Spurs. He'll likely play Wednesday, however.
Bazemore finished with 26 points (10-16 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and three steals over 24 minutes Tuesday against San Antonio.
Bazemore played fewer minutes than all of the starters, but that didn't stop him from leading the team in scoring. Despite his valiant effort, the Hawks would fall 117-111. With only five games remaining in the regular season, Bazemore is averaging 11.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 63 contests.
Bazemore (thigh) is available for Sunday's tilt against the Bucks.
Bazemore's status is of little surprise after he was reported as likely to play prior to Sunday's game. He saw 21 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss to Portland and will figure to see his typical minutes load off the bench once again against the Bucks.
Bazemore (thigh) is expected to play Sunday against the Bucks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
Bazemore was initially listed as questionable, and while the Hawks are yet to make a decision on his status, he was able to go through shootaround and is trending in the right direction as tip-off approaches. In Friday's loss to Portland, Bazemore played 21 minutes off the bench and finished with three points and seven rebounds.
Bazemore (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Bucks.
Bazemore appears to have suffered a minor strain in his left thigh during Friday's loss to Portland. If he's unable to go, DeAndre' Bembry and B.J. Johnson would be in line to see increases in minutes.
Bazemore totaled 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 22 minutes during Sunday's 128-116 win over the Pelicans.
Bazemore has reached double figures in scoring in four of the last five games, and this was his most well-rounded stat line in recent memory. With so many young wings on the roster, it's hardly surprising that Bazemore isn't earning as many minutes lately as he did during the beginning of the campaign. However, he's still capable of filling up the box score every once in a while.
Bazemore will come off the bench Wednesday against the Spurs, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
With Taurean Prince (personal) back in the starting five, Bazemore will come off the pine. In 16 games as a reserve this season, he's averaging 8.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steal across 20.3 minutes.
Bazemore scored 18 points (5-16 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT) and registered seven rebounds along with three assists over 28 minutes Monday against the Heat.
Bazemore turned in his best scoring performance in five games, although he shot an unimpressive 31.3 percent from the field and 22.2 percent from deep. The 6-5 guard finished February averaging 10.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists over 12 contests, which is noticeably below his 12.7 ppg season average, so he'll aim to get back on track in March.
Bazemore was held scoreless (0-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and contributed five rebounds and four assists in 14 minutes Wednesday in the Hawks' 131-123 overtime loss to the Timberwolves.
It's difficult to be as unproductive in limited minutes as Bazemore was Wednesday, with the Hawks going minus-19 during his time on the floor. Prior to getting hurt in late December, Bazemore emerged as a must-own player after averaging 17.5 points over an 11-game stretch, but he's been a disaster since returning to action in late January. He's cleared double figures in scoring just six times in 13 contests and is shooting 39.7 percent from the floor over that span.
Bazemore scored 23 points (9-19 FG, 5-9 3Pt) while adding five rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in 33 minutes during Saturday's 120-112 win over the Suns.
He tied Trae Young for the team scoring lead on the night, and Bazemore's five made three-pointers also set a new season high for the 29-year-old. He'll likely return to the bench once Kevin Huerter (ankle) gets healthy, but Bazemore has some intriguing fantasy potential as long as he remains in the starting five.
Bazemore will start Friday's game against the Pistons, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Kevin Huerter is out due to an ankle injury, so coach Lloyd Pierce will throw Bazemore into the fold. The veteran hasn't started since Dec. 29. As a starter this season, he has averaged 14.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals in 28.0 minutes.
Bazemore generated 16 points (7-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes Thursday in the Hawks' 106-91 loss to the Knicks.
The Hawks' starting unit struggled for much of the day, resulting in Bazemore and two others (Alex Len and DeAndre' Bembry) all logging 20-plus minutes off the bench. The elevated playing time helped Bazemore turn in his best scoring performance in his nine games since returning from an ankle injury. With Bazemore staying put at the trade deadline and a buyout likely not in the cards, it will be difficult for him to regularly receive playing time on Thursday's level, thereby putting a significant cap on his fantasy utility.
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