Evan Turner has been traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Kent Bazemore, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Turner stood to make $18.6 million in salary playing for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2019-20 season; Bazemore had used his player option with the Hawks for $19.3 million in April.
Portland is trading Evan Turner to Atlanta for Kent Bazemore, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2019
Cap neutral deal for Blazers and Hawks. Portland acquires a wing in Bazemore who'll provide an insurance policy on free agent Rodney Hood. Hood's market value exceeds Portland's ability to keep him using the taxpayer MLE. https://t.co/V1XXBYubmy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2019
While Bazemore struggled in the 2018-19 season, averaging 11.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, he only played in 67 games for the Hawks over the season.