Kent Bazemore Rumors

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Kent Bazemore
Kent Bazemore
Position: G
Born: 07/01/89
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.2 kg.
Salary: $2,000,000
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That would be LeBron James. And whatever Bazemore’s sentiment when it comes to James may be, the most pertinent facts remain: In last year’s Eastern Conference finals, James rang up the Hawks’ defense — meaning, largely, DeMarre Carroll and Bazemore — for 30.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game in an easy sweep. “I’m ready,” Bazemore said. “I’m excited. Rematch from last year, they swept us last year and we definitely have a chip on our shoulder about that.”
The Hawks haven’t won a road playoff game in Boston since Game 5 of the legendary 1988 series that featured Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins. The Hawks took a 3-2 series advantage before losing Games 6 and 7 by a single basket each. “The intensity is a different level up there,” said Bazemore. “That franchise, that town is used to seeing the NBA Finals there so they have a different aura when you step into that gym. Some players thrive in it and it’s tough for others.”
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Bazemore will get his share of free agent offers, but it appears he wants to remain in Atlanta. The Hawks will be in a position to make Bazemore a lucrative offer if they wish. “This is the best two years of my career as far as individually and professionally,” Bazemore said. “I’ve grown as a man and I’m four years in now. I’m coming into my own and it’s a beautiful thing. “Being able to be out there and play through your mistakes and have a coach [Mike Budenholzer] who takes it personal to coach you. He loves my competitiveness and I love how competitive he is. It’s a match made in heaven.”
Storyline: Kent Bazemore Free Agency
“Oh, wow, I’m sure Al is going to come out and prove something,” teammate Kent Bazemore said when told what Heinsohn believes. “You know Al’s a great player and he’s extended his range. He can shoot it now, he can protect the rim and blocks shots and he’s a great leader. I could go on all day about all the accolades he has. Al’s a great teammate. “There’s always someone that’s going to say a guy’s not a good player. [Even] Jesus Christ had haters. What can you say?”