Kent Bazemore Injury: Updates on Hawks Forward's Knee and Return

Alec NathanFeatured Columnist

Mar 10, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) is fouled by Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo (8) at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Hawks 104-96. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Atlanta Hawks swingman Kent Bazemore is nursing a right-knee bone bruise that forced him to miss Thursday's game. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates. 

Bazemore Active vs. Rockets

Saturday, March 19

Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Bazemore will start Saturday against Houston.

Bazemore Provides Valuable Perimeter Asset For Hawks

In his second season with the Hawks, Bazemore is averaging 11.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from three-point range. 

The Hawks have been 4.4 points better per 100 possessions with Bazemore on the floor this season, according to's lineup data.

Bazemore has been an asset from beyond the arc, jacking up 4.1 triples per game. Getting him back on the floor makes Atlanta's offense more dangerous overall.