The NBA's free agency period opened at midnight on Tuesday and things are off to a fast start. Multiple reports suggest that the Atlanta Hawks were among the teams to show interest in Lakers' free agent shooting guard Kent Bazemore.
Lakers free agent Kent Bazemore received personal call from Brad Stevens after midnight, source tells RealGM. Mavs, Hawks showing interest.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2014
Bazemore is a 6-5 shooting guard out of Old Dominion. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Golden State Warriors in 2012. The Warriors dealt him to the Lakers last season along with Marshon Brooks for Steve Blake.
After not seeing much playing time while with the Warriors, Bazemore put up impressive numbers with the Lakers where he averaged 13.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 28 minutes.
The Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks were other teams that reportedly contacted Bazemore's representatives.
Alex Kennedy of BasketballInsiders.com reports that the Hawks were the first team to contact Bazemore when free agency opened.
The Hawks, Celtics, Mavericks, Lakers and Suns (in that order) contacted Kent Bazemore last night: http://t.co/5Ueux2K6Jl— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2014