The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey reports the Sixers are interested in signing free agent shooting guard Kent Bazemore. The Sixers are interested along with the Lakers, Magic, Jazz, Suns, Spurs, Hawks and Celtics. Unlike most, if not all of those teams, the Sixers have an opening for a starting shooting guard which would make them an attractive landing spot to put up some big numbers.
Bazemore, who turned 25 on Tuesday, split time last season between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 6.1 minutes per game in Golden State before being traded with MarShon Brooks to the Lakers for point guard Steve Blake. In 23 games for the Lakers, Bazemore averaged 13.1 points on 45.1% shooting from the field and 37.1% shooting from beyond the arc.
The 6'5", 201 lbs. guard would come in to give the Sixers a shooting threat outside of Hollis Thompson. His 37.1% shooting percentage from three-point range would've put him right behind Thompson for highest three-point percentage of any current Sixers player. The 76ers need a shooter and Bazemore sounds like he could be had for the right price in the right opportunity.
Why not Philadelphia where he will likely see big minutes as a scorer? Sounds like an attractive place to try and set yourself up for your next NBA contract.
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