The Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings are two teams who are looking to take a step forward next season, but also have some potentially unhappy shooting guards. Victor Oladipo and Buddy Hield have both been mentioned in a ton of trade rumors this offseason. Perhaps a late-offseason move could find them new homes.
Granted, the Pacers may opt to keep Oladipo to start the season. They have a new head coach in Nate Bjorkgren and may want to see what they have with their current roster. As for the Kings, they may want to keep Hield around with Bogdan Bogdanovic leaving town for the Atlanta Hawks in free agency.
No matter what the teams decide to do, a swap of the two players could be an intriguing option as well.
Last season with the Pacers, Oladipo came back from a brutal ruptured quad injury. He struggled to get back to his former All-Star self, but showed signs of his old ability. In the 19 games he played this year, Oladipo averaged 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game.
On the other hand, Hield had another solid season for the Kings despite receiving an inconsistent role. He averaged 19.2 points per game to go along with 4.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists. Hield shot 39.4 percent from the three-point line.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at a potential trade between the Kings and Pacers that would swap Buddy Hield and Victor Oladipo.