Kent Bazemore is having a reasonably nice year for the Hawks.
He’s still not going to near his $19,269,662 player-option salary for next season on the open market next offseason. So, he probably won’t enter free agency.
Kent Bazemore, another name who has drawn interest on the trade market, is leaning towards opting into his $19.3 million player option for next season, league sources told The Athletic.
Bazemore signed his current contract during the summer-of-2016 spending bonanza. He cashed in at the right time, and he’ll get his full reward.
The 29-year-old likely doesn’t fit the rebuilding Hawks. They’ll likely look to trade him before this deal ends, maybe before next month’s trade deadline. His high salary complicates a trade, though.