Blazers trade Turner to Hawks for Bazemore

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Jun 24, 2019 4:17 PM ET

Evan Turner played a solid reserve role for the Trail Blazers last season.

The Portland Trail Blazers are dealing swingman Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard Kent Bazemore.

Turner, 30, averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Blazers last season in 22 minutes per game. Bazemore, also 30, averaged 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Hawks in 24.5 minutes per game.

Despite looking almost identical on paper, there is a difference in 3-point shooting. Turner shot 21.2  percent from beyond the arc last season, and Bazemore shot 32 percent.


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