The Brooklyn Nets were said to be in play for free agent guard Kent Bazemore, who spent the last two seasons playing for the Atlanta Hawks, under new Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson - then the assistant coach for the Hawks. Now, however, Shams Charania, along with others, is reporting that Bazemore will return to Atlanta on a 4-year, $70 million contract.
Free agent guard Kent Bazemore has agreed to a four-year, $70M deal to re-sign with Atlanta, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2016
BREAKING: Kent Bazemore agrees to a 4-year, $70 million agreement with the Atlanta Hawks. Player option on the last year, per league source.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 2, 2016
So, where do the Nets turn next?
Well, of course this likely means that Al Horford is off the table for the Hawks. Would he want to play with Atkinson, again? Maybe. But, Horford doesn't seem to have any meetings with the Nets, and the Celtics, Thunder, Rockets and Wizards are among the front runners for his services.
This, of course, leads us back to Allen Crabbe, or a player we're not necessarily talking about.
And so it goes!