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Blazers Trade Evan Turner To Hawks For Kent Bazemore

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  • Blazers Trade Evan Turner To Hawks For Kent Bazemore

    Trail Blazers trade Turner to Hawks for Bazemore

    The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks for Kent Bazemore.

    Turner, a former No. 2 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers, spent the past three seasons with the Blazers.

    Bazemore had been with Atlanta for the past five seasons, making him the longest-tenured current Hawk before the trade. At 29 years old, Bazemore had been the third-oldest member of the Hawks behind Vince Carter (42) and Miles Plumlee (30).

    Bazemore started 35 of the 67 games in which he played last season, averaging 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 32.0 percent from 3-point range in his seventh NBA season.

    Turner averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists while playing almost exclusively as a reserve. His 21.2 percent shooting from behind the arc was the worst of his nine-year, four-team career.

    Both wing players are headed into the final year of their respective four-year deals.