Knicks pursued free agent wing Kent Bazemore earlier than veteran agreed to Warriors deal: report


Kent Bazemore Kings
Kent Bazemore Kings

Sacramento Kings free agent wing Kent Bazemore has agreed to signal with the Golden State Warriors, per a report Sunday afternoon by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. However earlier than he arrived at his reported take care of Golden State, a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimal, Bazemore acquired a suggestion from the Knicks as properly.

A handful of groups — together with the Nets — reportedly expressed curiosity in Bazemore and the Clippers thought of their $3.6 million bi-annual exception, in line with a report Sunday afternoon by the Los Angeles Instances’ Andrew Greif.

The Knicks mentioned extending a suggestion of “barely extra” than the Clippers and the Phoenix Suns expressed curiosity in Bazemore on a two-year deal, in line with a report Sunday night by HoopHype’s Michael Scotto.

The Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks additionally reportedly checked in on Bazemore.

The Kings, after a one-year run with Bazemore in 2019-20, reportedly handed on a brand new deal and as an alternative hunted for a youthful choice.

Bazemore, 31, was traded to the Kings from Portland in a Jan. 20 deal. The Path Blazers despatched Bazemore and veteran ahead Anthony Tolliver — plus two future first-round NBA Draft picks — for a trio of Kings gamers, together with veteran wing Trevor Ariza.

Over 68 regular-season video games of a 2019-20 marketing campaign cut up between the Blazers (43) and Kings (25), Bazemore averaged 8.8 factors and 4.3 rebounds in 24.8 minutes.

On the Warriors, Bazemore heads again to the place he began his profession in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Outdated Dominion (2007-12), reuniting with Golden State guard Steph Curry (2009-present).



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