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Blazers trade Turner to Hawks for Bazemore
NBA.com social media reports
The Portland Trail Blazers are dealing swingman Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard Kent Bazemore.
Atlanta, I dont even know where to start. Want to thank the @atlhawks for the a tremendous run over the past five years. Lots of roots planted in this city! To the front office and management, thank you putting me in a situation to thrive! #RIPCITY LETS GET IT!! @trailblazers pic.twitter.com/JoR49ol0sd
— Baze (@24Bazemore) June 24, 2019
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.