Entering the NBA in 2016, Buddy Hield was viewed as a sharp-shooting guard who could be a playmaker for any team on the wing. After being traded to the Kings in his rookie season, Buddy Hield has made a name for himself in Sacramento as he has averaged 17.4 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 41.1% from deep in four seasons with the Kings.
So far this season, Hield is averaging 16.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and is shooting 37.7% from three-point range. His overall production has gone down due to the emergence of rookie Tyrese Haliburton and while he did just sign a contract-extension with Sacremtno, they could explore opportunities to trade him at the trade deadline.
Buddy Hield is a great three-point shooter, but that is not all he can do. He is more than capable of being a reliable ball-handler in pick-and-roll situations and can be a great complementary player next to All-Star level talent. He is not a flashy player nor a household name around the NBA but is more than capable of knocking down big shots when it matters for a championship-level team.
Any team that is on the verge of contending for a championship this season or within the next few years should definitely take a long look at Buddy Hield’s status in Sacramento because he is a high-level offensive player with plenty of years left in his career. Hield can be a core player for any team over the course of the next decade and with his shooting abilities, should be in the league for a long time.
If Sacramento does decide to move on from their standout, sharpshooting guard, then here are three intriguing trade scenarios that they should consider pursuing.