On the evening of July 1, word broke that Kent Bazemore was set to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks, and now, that move is official.
Bazemore's new contract was announced by the team on Thursday afternoon, and though Atlanta does not officially bring word of the contract details, the deal is reportedly for four years and $70 million. Mike Budenholzer had this to say about Bazemore as part of the announcement:
"We are excited to re-sign Kent and welcome him back to the Hawks. His passion for the game is contagious and through his tireless work ethic, he has developed into a dynamic two-way player. We look forward to his continued development with us."
The now 27-year-old swingman recently took out a full-page ad in the AJC to thank Atlanta's fan base for his time with the organization, and for that move and many other reasons, Bazemore has emerged as a fan favorite. The Hawks previously announced the trade that netted the organization Taurean Prince in exchange for Jeff Teague, and Atlanta is expected to make formal announcements on the contracts of Dwight Howard and Malcolm Delaney in the near future.