According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to send Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks for Kent Bazemore.
Portland is trading Evan Turner to Atlanta for Kent Bazemore, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2019
Turner had just finished his third season with the Blazers and is entering the last year of a four-year, $70 million deal.
Turner had one of the worst season's of his career last year, averaging just 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3,9 assist per game. In exchange, the Blazers are getting Bazemore, a 6'5" guard that averaged 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game for the Hawks.
This deal is essentially a swap of bad, expiring contracts. Turner is set to make $18.6 million next season, while Bazemore is set to make $19.3 million.
Cap neutral deal for Blazers and Hawks. Portland acquires a wing in Bazemore who'll provide an insurance policy on free agent Rodney Hood. Hood's market value exceeds Portland's ability to keep him using the taxpayer MLE. https://t.co/V1XXBYubmy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2019
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