Report: Kent Bazemore has no plans to pursue buyout with Kings
There are no plans for Kent Bazemore to pursue a buyout with the Sacramento Kings, as he has a great relationship with head coach Luke Walton and the front office in Sacramento, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
The Kings are acquiring Bazemore from the Portland Trail Blazers:
There are no plans for Kent Bazemore to pursue a buyout with the Sacramento Kings as he has a great relationship with Luke Walton and front office, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 18, 2020
Bazemore is averaging 7.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists on the season while shooting 34.7 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line. He’s making $19.3 million this season and becomes an unrestricted free agent in the upcoming summer.
The Kings are 15-26 on the season. They are in 14th place in the Western Conference standings and have lost three games in a row.
Sacramento hasn’t made the playoffs since 2006. This was supposed to be the season when that drought ended, but Kings stars De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III have missed a bunch of games due to injuries.
Dysfunction and the Kings seemingly go together. They have been a walking disaster for years. Last season was a promising step back towards respectability, but they have a long way to go before becoming true contenders again
Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield has had a little tension with Walton this season. Hield’s tension with Walton isn’t a new development. He didn’t have the best relationship with his previous coach, Dave Joerger, either.
Sacramento is hoping Hield and Walton can get on the same page soon so they can continue a push towards the playoffs.