Kent Bazemore‘s reputation is not the best because of his onerous contract with Atlanta. Still, it could be one of the ideal profiles to improve the Knicks bench.
Now 30 and playing in the final year of his contract, Bazemore has turned into one of the game’s best defensive guards. This season, Bazemore is currently in 4th place among all the NBA shooting guards in DRPM (Defensive Real Plus-Minus).
Coaches always love having a veteran who is vocal on the pitch. Sacramento is in a situation similar to that of the Knicks: trying to build a young core without very recent success. Bazemore is familiar with this type of situation.