Hawks Sign Kent Bazemore

SEPTEMBER 23RD: The deal is at last official, the team announced via press release.

SEPTEMBER 11TH: The Hawks and Bazemore finally put pen to paper Wednesday, according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). The team has yet to make an official announcement. It’s likely that the signing took so long to complete because Atlanta wanted to preserve cap space, though that’s just my speculation. The Hawks could have used cap space to acquire other players and circled back to sign Bazemore using the room exception. As it stands, they’re using cap space to ink Bazemore.

JULY 11TH: 9:50pm: Bazemore’s agent, Austin Walton, confirmed the deal and that it is fully guaranteed, tweets Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops.

9:31pm: Kent Bazemore has reached an agreement to join the Hawks, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The deal is for two years and $4MM, according to Stein. Shams Charania of RealGM tweets that the deal is fully guaranteed, and contains no options.

The shooting guard was traded along with MarShon Brooks from the Warriors to the Lakers in the Steve Blake deal on February 19th of this year. Bazemore’s career numbers are 4.1 PPG, 1.1 RPG, and 0.9 APG.

The 25 year old who originally went undrafted out of Old Dominion also received interest from the Hornets, Lakers, Rockets, Spurs, Warriors and Celtics.

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8 thoughts on “Hawks Sign Kent Bazemore

  1. Z....

    this guy finally got the opportunity to play with the Lakers last year…He is very athletic and should be good defensively on the wing. He even showed he can score a bit too. Nice signing

  2. Austin

    Great signing for Atlanta. If we can add Deng with around the 10 million left in cap, this team can be legit title contenders. We are such a deep team on the bench now too.

    • liquidvizions

      Well we not getting Deng. Atlanta is just being cheap like always. They should be going after Kevin Love because we seriously need a center. But they won’t. Just cheap cheap cheap. Which is why we stay and will remain 1st round exits.

  3. Lakers made a big mistake letting him go. Hope you guys have success with him.

    • nlruizjr

      can’t agree with you more, I can’t for the life of me why the lakers prefer to hang onto Marshall and let Bazemore walk, just what is wrong with this FO, is this the type of FO decisions we can expect for the future ?
      what a disappointment !!!!!

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