HoopsHype Kent Bazemore rumors

February 19, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have acquired veteran point guard Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, it was announced today. [...] “The acquisition of Steve Blake will provide us with additional veteran depth at point guard as we enter the stretch run of the season,” said Warriors General Manager Bob Myers. “He’s had a productive career and is a player who can both run an offense and has the ability to shoot the basketball. On the other hand, we thank Kent and MarShon for their contributions to our team both on and off the court and wish them success as they enter the next stage of their careers.” NBA.com

February 12, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have recalled guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks and center Ognjen Kuzmic from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. All three players were assigned to Santa Cruz yesterday and helped the Warriors earn a 100-98 win over the Idaho Stampede at Kaiser Permanente Arena. Bazemore tallied 13 points, five rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes while Brooks scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting in 26 minutes. Kuzmic totaled five points and five rebounds in 18 minutes. NBA.com

February 11, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have assigned guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks and center Ognjen Kuzmic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. All three players will suit up for tonight’s game against the Idaho Stampede at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz (7:00 p.m.). NBA.com

February 2, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have recalled guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Both players were assigned to Santa Cruz yesterday (February 1) and participated in the team’s 110-105 victory over the Bakersfield Jam at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz. Bazemore registered a game-high 25 points, along with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 33 minutes, while Brooks added six points, two assists, one rebound and a steal in 22 minutes. NBA.com

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November 27, 2013 Updates

In my column about bullying in the NBA, I noted that the Warriors filled then-rookie Kent Bazemore’s Audi with popcorn and removed the tires from fellow rookie Festus Ezeli’s car and placed them in his locker. Veteran forward David Lee clarified that both pranks were motivated by the rookies not following team rules. Bleacher Report

Bazemore violated the shower code, which is that if all the showers are occupied when a veteran enters, he must give his up regardless of where he is in his hygiene routine. (Apparently Stephen Curry entered and Bazemore said something to the effect of, “Just give me a minute.”) Ezeli’s indiscretion was helping himself to a plate of food on the team plane ahead of the veterans. “We didn’t do it just because they were rookies,” Lee said. “There was cause and effect.” Bleacher Report

November 12, 2013 Updates

O’Neal and several other veterans said such baptisms of fire don’t exist today, or at least they're not nearly as fiery. There are pranks, such as when the Warriors filled Kent Bazemore’s Nissan with popcorn. Kicking balls into the stands to be retrieved after a game-day shootaround, wearing a Dora The Explorer backpack, delivering pre-practice doughnuts and singing their school song are all standard practices. But that’s about it. "It's gotten a lot different," O'Neal said. "You hear stories, like about guys having the wheels taken off of their car and put in their locker, but I don't think anyone takes that kind of stuff as personal." Bleacher Report

July 24, 2013 Updates
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Last year’s list was topped by LeBron James, and bottomed out by Eddy Curry. Golden State Warriors swingman Kent Bazemore, at the time a unheralded perimeter worker probably assumed to be training camp fodder by ESPN’s voters, finished 499th on the list. Considering that there are 30 NBA teams and 450 available roster spots, this probably came off as an affront. This is why Bazemore has the number “499” stitched into the tongue of his shoes, a nod to those that thought he was 49 spots worse than the worst potential NBA player heading into 2012-13. CJ Fogler glommed onto the screengrab on Monday: Yahoo! Sports

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The Warriors were back to business as usual Wednesday, having clinched a playoff spot. And nothing says focused like … a rookie prank?? The Warriors, ever the loose and fun-loving bunch, continued their bonding by filling rookie Kent Bazemore’s car with popcorn. Buttered popcorn. While Bazemore was doing his post-practice work on the treadmill, his veteran teammates were pouring huge bags of popcorn into his white Audi and posing for pictures. Contra Costa Times

March 12, 2013 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have re-assigned guard/forward Kent Bazemore and assigned forward Malcolm Thomas to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Both players are slated to join Golden State’s D-League affiliate in time for the team’s home game tonight in Santa Cruz against the Reno Bighorns at Kaiser Permanente Arena (7:00 p.m. tipoff). NBA.com

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