Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore will be limited at the start of training camp according to head coach Mike Budenholzer. Bazemore suffered a foot injury during the offseason but is expected to be fully cleared sometime in October.
"Bazemore is also coming off this summer's foot injury. He will, through the month of October, kind of be progressed from starting with some limitations and working through a progression to where some point during October he will be cleared and not have any limitations and plan on being ready for opening night."
Budenholzer went on to talk about how the addition of Bazemore along with Thabo Sefolosha could help the team improve defensively.
"I think we really want to get better defensively and I think not just Thabo and Kent. Adding them is going to be big but the whole group we want to get better and improve defensively. I think their skills and their makeup and the way they've competed in their careers is going to take a big step in helping us improve defensively. I think they both can do a lot more and help us on both ends of the court. I know we are excited they are here."
Atlanta went into the offseason looking to add size and a defensive presence at the wing. Bazemore and Sefolosha will give Budenholzer more options behind DeMarre Carroll. Getting Al Horford back at the center position will also go a long way towards improving the team's defense.