Jodie Meeks
Lakers lose Kent Bazemore to Atlanta Hawks
Lakers lose Kent Bazemore to Atlanta Hawks

The Lakers are losing another player to free agency. Guard Kent Bazemore, acquired by the Lakers before the February trade deadline for point guard Steve Blake, will sign a two-year, $4-million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, according to his agent Austin Walton. The Lakers held Bazemore's "Early Bird" rights, which would have enabled them to pay him up to $5.6 million even after using their cap room this summer. The team also could have made Bazemore a restricted free agent in June with a $1.1-million qualifying offer, but chose to let him go unrestricted. In 23 games for the Lakers, Bazemore averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 assists, shooting 45.1% from the field. His season...