Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Season Review: Kent Bazemore

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As stated earlier, Bazemore had a season filled with highs and lows but he managed to still contribute to this young Hawks’ team. This season (2018-19) was filled with plenty of positives, he scored 32 points twice this season.

KB also helped develop and mentor Huerter and Young who improved drastically as the season continued to unfold. NBA teams’ require a lot out of their shooting guards and it affects the value of guards like Bazemore because of their lack of flashiness.

Bazemore is not a shooting guard that can drop 20-points on any given night but he can guard the opposing teams best players’, score when needed and help in multiple aspects.

On the other hand, the 29-year-old’s negatives come from his inability to stay healthy for a full season (or close to). Over the last two seasons, he has missed a combined total of 32 games which is not the end of the world. However, it hurts a young team trying to develop and grow to become a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference.

One of the best attributes of a player is their availability to stay on the court throughout the season. This season it was important for Bazemore to connect with Young and Huerter and all the other younger players.

Lastly, the shooting-guard did not improve on his scoring average or shooting percentage from last season.