Ranking the 7 worst Atlanta Hawks starters of the Trae Young era

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6. Kent Bazemore (2018-19), started 35 total games

Entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Kent Bazemore has been one of the most notable recent success stories of players carving out a long career after not being selected in the NBA Draft. Bazemore got his start in Golden State but played the majority of his career with the Hawks. He only played one season with Young, however. Focusing on Bazemore as a player during that lone season, he was already toward the tail-end of his career.

While he was a great overall success story, by the time Young was drafted, Bazemore was more inefficient than not. During that lone season next to Young, he averaged 12 points but on just 40 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent shooting from 3-point range. By the end of the season, the writing was already on the wall – the Hawks would be looking to move on from Bazemore.

During the summer of 2019, Bazemore was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Evan Turner. Bazemore played three more seasons in the league but was never a full-time starter again.

Bazemore was not a bad player for the Hawks but he was not the supporting player that fit next to the dynamic Young.