Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers had a rough 2020-21 season on the offensive side of the ball. Playing a chunk of the regular season without LeBron James and Anthony Davis is extremely difficult to overcome.
They are the Lakers’ two best players and picking up the slack for one of them, let alone both, is virtually impossible. But, even when they were in the lineup, the Lakers lacked perimeter threats.
The Lakers need to add more 3-point shooters this offseason and Buddy Hield would be an excellent target to accomplish that goal. There is hardly a better option in the NBA than Hield.
The former Oklahoma Sooner is a 40.6 percent shooter from 3-point land in his career. The 39.1 percent that he shot this past season is a strong percentage, yet marks the lowest season mark in his career. The Lakers could use that accuracy, especially considering he’s one of the highest volume shooters in the league.
Those percentages should only get better playing alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Both players generate plenty of open looks for their teammates and Hield is a player that will convert at a high rate when given the chance.