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Kent Bazemore - SG, 6'5, 201
Atlanta Hawks - Signed as a free agent in September 2014
       Date of birth: 07/01/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2012
     Out of: Old Dominion
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Left

Date
League
Transaction
26th July, 2012 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
30th November, 2012 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
1st December, 2012 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
23rd December, 2012 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
24th December, 2012 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
27th December, 2012 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
28th December, 2012 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
31st December, 2012 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
2nd January, 2013 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
12th March, 2013 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
13th March, 2013 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
1st February, 2014 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
2nd February, 2014 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
11th February, 2014 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
12th February, 2014 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
19th February, 2014 NBA Traded by Golden State, along with MarShon Brooks, to L.A. Lakers in exchange for Steve Blake.
10th September, 2014 NBA Signed a two year, $4 million contract with Atlanta.
7th July, 2016 NBA Re-signed by Atlanta to a four year, $70 million contract. Included player option for 2019/20.
When: Where:
2007 - 2012 Old Dominion (NCAA)
July 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
July 2012 Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
July 2012 - February 2014 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
February 2014 - June 2014 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
September 2014 - present Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
From blog:


   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 3: Southeastern Region
2011-03-17

ODU are led by 6'5 guard Kent Bazemore, the CAA's defensive player of the year, who is a seriously improved player. Formerly a defensive specialist with questionable offensive skills other than a decent pull-up long two point jumpshot, Bazemore has shown considerable offensive improvements, and now, with the departure of Gerald Lee, has become a primary playmaker. Bazemore is second on the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game, is third in steals (2.9apg), and the only reason his 5.0 rebounds ranks a mere fourth on the team is because of just how good of a rebounding team ODU are. Bazemore is athletic, confident, energetic, lefty and smiley, who has considerably improved his handle, three point shot (now up to 37%) and offensive efficiency. He does some of everything for his team, not least of which is his fine perimeter defense, where his good hands and great effort see him average 2.3 steals per game. Maybe one day, he'll hit his free throws.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Kent Bazemore
SG, 6’5, 201lbs, 27 years old, 5 years of experience

Now that he is very pricy, with a circa $18.1 million per annual cost over the next three years, it should follow that he develops into a more all-around, impactful player going forward. But he doesn’t have the talent to do so. Bazemore has some talent, yet it is that of an irritating defender, transition player, corner three-point shooter and occasional slasher benefitting from ball movement and good spacing, not that of a focal point. He just does not have the ball skills, poise or ability to make shots off the dribble to be so. It is simply a bad contract, one prohibitive to the medium and long term planning of the team, and one that should be moved if possible.

Player Plan: Three years and $54,269,662 remaining. Final year is a player option it should be assumed he will exercise. Look to move, as this contract is an obstacle to the fu-ture barring improvements to his own game that he does not seem likely to make.

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   Deadline looms for these unguaranteed players
2014-01-03

Golden State - Kent Bazemore: Bazemore struggled early in the season, taking shots he couldn't make, proving he couldn't hit them, and showing no ability to even bring the ball up against pressure. However, when reverting to his usual disruptive athletic defensive and full court presence, Bazemore has been occasionally effective, and still has a place on a competitive team.

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