Trail Blazers trade Evan Turner
Bazemore and Turner signed important financial agreements after the increase in the salary cap in 2016. Both contracts will expire next summer. Turner still has a year in the $ 70 million four-year deal he signed with Portland this summer, while Bazemore is also in the final year of his contract and will receive $ 19.2 million for next season . The contracts of the two players being similar, the movement will have no significant impact on the salary cap of each team.
Although not necessarily a needle motor, the motion makes sense for both sides. The Blazers could potentially lose much of the depth of their free-lance reserve guard this season off, as Seth Curry and Rodney Hood, who played an important role in Portland’s post-season, will enter the market free. Bazemore should be able to play alongside Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum as the third guard, while his defense and ability to stretch the floor will make a good fit in Portland.
Meanwhile, the Hawks could potentially benefit from Turner veteran’s experience and ability to execute the offense from the starting point, which could pave the way and allow Trae Young to play offside at times.