|Date of Birth||7/1/1989|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 201 lbs|
Bazemore generated 16 points (7-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes Thursday in the Hawks' 106-91 loss to the Knicks.
The Hawks' starting unit struggled for much of the day, resulting in Bazemore and two others (Alex Len and DeAndre' Bembry) all logging 20-plus minutes off the bench. The elevated playing time helped Bazemore turn in his best scoring performance in his nine games since returning from an ankle injury. With Bazemore staying put at the trade deadline and a buyout likely not in the cards, it will be difficult for him to regularly receive playing time on Thursday's level, thereby putting a significant cap on his fantasy utility.
Bazemore totaled five points (2-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal over 16 minutes in the Hawks' win over the Lakers on Tuesday.
Bazemore filled up the stat sheet in Tuesday's win, though it was a modest performance. Bazemore was highly productive in his starts this season, but with Taurean Prince fully healthy, he's fallen down the pecking order, averaging just 16.9 minutes in his last eight games. Barring any injuries to his teammates, Bazemore is not a viable fantasy option in most formats.
Bazemore is expected to remain with the Hawks for the rest of the season with Atlanta not actively looking to buy out any of the veterans still on the roster, a league source told Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
All of Bazemore, Dewayne Dedmon and Jeremy Lin are playing on expiring deals this season, but none of the three were moved ahead of Thursday's trade deadline after the Hawks apparently didn't receive any lucrative offers. According to Chris Kirschner of The Athletic, Atlanta won't buy out any contracts prior to the March 1 deadline unless one of the players' representatives specifically requests a release. At this time, Lin looks like the only one of the lot seriously entertaining moving on from Atlanta, so Bazemore seems ticketed for a depth role on the wing the rest of the way, which significantly restricts his fantasy value. In his seven games since returning from a sprained ankle, Bazemore has topped out at 20 minutes and is averaging just 9.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 triples.
Bazemore had nine points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 19 minutes during Wednesday's 135-113 loss to the Kings.
Bazemore returned to the lineup following a 14-game absence with an ankle injury. He was on a minutes restriction, so fantasy owners shouldn't fret over the limited action. With that being said, rookie Kevin Huerter has broken out, DeAndre' Bembry has been solid, and Taurean Prince is healthy now as well, so Bazemore will likely have a lot of competition for minutes along the wing.