The Sacramento Kings haven’t had the best season this year and they could be sellers at the NBA trade deadline coming up. The Kings need to build more for their future and making a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers could put them there.
The 76ers are currently the top ranked team in the Eastern Conference and will be looking to acquire as much help as possible to help them get to the NBA Finals. Joel Embiid is a legitimate MVP candidate and the time is now to make aggressive moves to improve the team. Buddy Hield stands out as an option that Philadelphia could pursue.
Hield, 28, has played very well for the Sacramento Kings this season, but simply needs a bit more work on his shot percentage. Hield has averaged 16.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists through 9 games this season.
Hield is also shooting the ball a bit underwhelming, which could make him expendable at the NBA trade deadline. The Kings also have received strong production from rookie Tyrese Haliburton and could favor him as De’Aaron Fox’s backcourt partner for the future.
A team like the 76ers would spend some quality time working with Buddy Hield and his shooting and could mold him into an outstanding shooting guard to play for a contending team. He would fit seamlessly alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Let’s take a look at a potential NBA trade deadline scenario centered around Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield to the Philadelphia 76ers.