The Sacramento Kings are approaching the NBA trade deadline with big plans and sharpshooter Buddy Hield is one of the likeliest trade candidates who could be moved. While plenty of NBA contenders are focused on other positions, there are some intriguing possibilities for Hield.
Hield, the 2020 NBA Three-Point Champion, is one of the game’s top shooters from beyond the arc. While his efficiency behind the three-point line varies, especially on one of the most disorganized NBA teams, he offers an elite skill that playoff contenders need.
- Buddy Hield stats: 15.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 38.3% 3PT, 3.5 3PM per game, 108 Offensive Rating
The Kings have almost traded him in the past but the Los Angeles Lakers backed out of a deal this summer. With Hield still unhappy in Sacramento, desperately wanting to play for a contender, it’s no surprise NBA executives told Marc Stein that a deal feels inevitable in February.
With that in mind, let’s examine the best landing spots for a Buddy Hield trade.
Dallas Mavericks put shooting around Luka Doncic
The Dallas Mavericks just can’t seem to find the right complementary talent to plug around Luka Doncic. Offseason acquisition Reggie Bullock is shooting just 32% from the perimeter this season after hitting 41% and averaging 2.5 3PM per game in 2020-’21 with Dallas. The Mavs need outside shooting and Hield provides that.