Breaking: Kent Bazemore Returning to GSW
Ex-Warrior, Stephen-Curry-buddy, defensive energy wing who can hit some 3s, all-time bench celebrator Kent Bazemore will be returning to GSW this year for what appears to be a one-year veteran’s minimum.
Shams Charania @ShamsCharaniaFree agent Kent Bazemore has agreed to a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, agent Austin Walton tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
I am guessing Baze probably wasn’t offered much minimum and he went with the comfortable situation with GSW and Stephen Curry...? Or else he left a lot of money on the table.
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslaterSource: Kent Bazemore's one-year deal is for $2.3 million. Won't cut into the Warriors' MLE or (potential) DPE usage.
Drew Shiller has been predicting this for a while:
Let’s Go Warriors 💦💛💙 @LetsGoWarriorsICYMI, Kent Bazemore celebrated a birthday recently and we also discovered he was the subject of our very first locker room video way back on 5/10/2013 #Roaracle Here he is talking about the 4 rookies back then: himself, Draymond, Barnes and @festus: https://t.co/YRNqO22HFb https://t.co/whUliEPLrX
Highlights from his GSW days:
and recent Baze:
Current Depth Chart
Curry / Wanamaker / Mannion&Poole
Oubre / Lee / Poole&Mulder
Wiggins / Bazemore / Mulder
Draymond / Paschall / Looney
Chriss / Wiseman / Smiley
Looks likely Mannion and Toscano-Anderson will have to be on two-ways. I don’t know how firm Smiley’s spot is, but I assume he’ll be inactive if we get a vet center.
Reports are GSW are still trying for a veteran center, with Marc Gasol rumored. But LAL is also interested in Gasol and that looks like a surer bet for ring chasing.