Kent Bazemore meets with Rockets, could get $19-20 million
The price tag on Kent Bazemore keeps going up and up and up.
Bazemore is one of the more coveted free agents on the market, and there has been talk that he will make in the mid-to-upper teens in millions per season on his next contract. But the latest insight from ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Bazemore may blow your mind.
Teams that have inquired with Kent Bazemore's agent since midnight under impression it might take $19M-$20M per year to sign him.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 1, 2016
Bazemore’s first meeting was on Friday morning with the Houston Rockets, a meeting that was attended by James Harden, per The Vertical’s Shams Charania. The meeting ended without the sides reaching a deal, perhaps because of Bazemore’s high demands.
The 27-year-old shooting guard shot 35.7 percent on threes last season with the Hawks and averaged 11.6 points per game. It’s hard to believe that he’ll be getting paid that kind of ridiculous money, but it could very well happen.