Sure enough, Bazemore’s usage rate has ticked up as the secondary ballhandler alongside Dennis Schroder. Bazemore’s production as a play-maker has spiked significantly: 18.8 assist percentage and 4.5 assists per 36 minutes, which are very good numbers for off guards.
“Dennis is the guy that has the ball in his hands a lot, he’s a special talent scoring the ball and he’s starting to make plays for us,” Bazemore said. “But I like to get my other guys going. When the ball is moving like that, and all the focus is on Dennis—everyone is focused on Dennis--I just like to make plays and make everybody else better.”