New Atlanta Hawks swingman Kent Bazemore said he’s expecting to resume basketball activities by mid-August following foot surgery, reports Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC.
Bazemore had surgery in early April after an MRI showed he had a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot, which required surgery and forced him to miss the final five games of the regular season. He suffered the injury while with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 6 in a game against the Clippers and said after the game that he “felt a pop” in his right foot.
The second-year swingman played well for the Lakers after they acquired him from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for veteran point guard Steve Blake. In 23 appearances with L.A., Bazemore averaged 13.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 28.0 minutes per game.
Bazemore became an unrestricted free-agent this summer when the Lakers chose not to extend a $1.1 million qualifying offer to the 25-year-old. He agreed to terms with the Hawks on a two-year, $4 million deal on Friday.