The Atlanta Hawks are a young team, and in every young team, there needs to be somebody to help lead them through the season. The Hawks went and got their veteran presence in Vince Carter this offseason, but there’s also someone else on the team with a big impact. Kent Bazemore has been on the Hawks for five seasons now and has been a solid player for the team.
On the court, he brings his best. Off the court, he’s attached to the city of Atlanta more than ever. There have been talks all offseason that the team may look to trade him, and there are multiple teams that have inquired about him. Should the Hawks look to really trade him or keep him on the roster?
When you think of a veteran, you think of players that have been around for years in the league. It’s safe to say that Bazemore will be a veteran on the team, and he’s only 29. This is a good thing for the Hawks to have because he can still relate to some of the young players on the team. Bazemore has been that player in his career to look from the bench the whole game. That never stopped him from showing his teammates love on the court. With Bazemore’s positive attitude, that rubs off on the players and help them throughout the season.
Before Bazemore was hurt last season, he was having one of the best years of his career. Since there wasn’t much offensive production o the team, Bazemore had to step up and produce. He can still play, and there’s a chance he may even start at the beginning of the season. The Hawks are going to need experienced bodies on the court and they want to be competitive in games. Of course, you want to give the young players some minutes, but you have to sprinkle in the veterans as well. Bazemore could be that guy to create a perfect balance.