January 20, 2020, 10:07 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield went off on Monday, scoring 20 points with seven rebounds, seven dimes, three steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers.
Hield logged a game-high 43 minutes and for good reason, he was clearly the best Kings player on the court tonight. Even though he went 7-for-19 from the floor, the amount of triples and defensive stats made up for it.
January 19, 2020, 1:35 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield shot 5-of-11 from the field on his way to scoring 14 points with three rebounds, three assists and two triples in 35 minutes.
Hield is a top-90 player in per game value and there's some hope for him to improve slightly if his .418 field goal percentage can creep towards the .458 he shot last season. That isn't something to count on though since he's headed in the wrong direction lately, shooting .382 in the past month.
January 16, 2020, 12:59 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield struggled from distance (3-of-11 from deep) but still walked away with 25 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Hield was able to compensate for his poor shooting from beyond the arc with much better shooting inside it. The 25 points is a bright spot for fantasy owners but until he can add more to his game, he'll continue to over around the top-80 for the season.
January 14, 2020, 12:31 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with five boards, five dimes, three steals and two triples on Monday.
Hield's shooting slump is starting to dissipate and he's been getting it done in other areas of the court as well. It's only a matter of time until Hield starts to go for some big scoring nights.
January 11, 2020, 12:39 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield checked in with 16 points (7-for-16 shooting), five rebounds, four assists and two triples in Friday's loss to the Bucks.
Hield provided what we expect from him at this point with solid offensive production and some threes. His efficiency is coming back from a brief cold streak over the last few games as well.
January 8, 2020, 12:20 amNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica poured in 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and three triples in 38 minutes in a win over the Suns on Tuesday.
It seems like every time the Kings are about to have a healthy lineup, another big man goes down and Bjelica keeps the starting spot. While they're banged up, keep rolling him out there, as he continues to put up top-100 value. Next to Bjelica, Buddy Hield put up 16 points, three boards, two dimes and four treys in just 24 minutes, which may have had to do with a poor defensive effort.
January 7, 2020, 12:28 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting with two rebounds, five dimes, one steal and four triples in
Monday's 111-98 win over the Warriors.
That marks the sixth consecutive game where Hield has scored at least 20 points and he checked out of this one early too as the Kings blew the Warriors out of the water. Hield was in a bit of a buy-low territory and still might be, due to his inefficient scoring, but he'll pick it up soon, so float out your offers while you can.
January 5, 2020, 1:45 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield tied a season-high 12 rebounds enroute to his second double-double of the season in a loss to the Pelicans on Saturday night, chipping in 24 points, three assists, two steals and seven turnovers.
This is Hield's fifth-straight 20-point game and it appears that he is heating up for the Kings. Unfortunately his hot scoring has not translated to wins but in fantasy world his production is a win for his owners. The seven turnovers tonight and inefficient shooting is a bummer but owners have to be happy with the high rebounding numbers and decent steals.
January 3, 2020, 1:05 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield compiled 26 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a block and five 3-pointers on Thursday.
Hield made some waves with his public comments about the team's identity lately but he hasn't been the problem since voicing his frustration. A .412 mark from the field is prime for a positive bounceback and the buy-low window is closing on a guy who is already posting middle-round numbers.
December 31, 2019, 9:09 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting (3-of-10 3PTs, 3-of-3 FTs) with six rebounds and five assists over 37 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers.
Hield has racked up top 40-55 value (8/9 cat) and it hardly even seems like that as he has hit just 41.4 percent of his shots and been catching grief in Sacramento (while the team's veteran acquisitions skate no less). The 'why aren't they running' questions hit a peak and the whole team talked about it, and that will unlock both a super regression in field goal percentage but also add FGAs and generally make the Kings a whole lot better. There's a great chance to buy low here and time is probably running out.
December 29, 2019, 11:43 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield was on the mark against the Nuggets on Sunday, putting together 20 points, a career-high eight assists, five rebounds, three 3-pointers, two steals and one block.
When Hield is ready to expand his game to add above-average assists alongside his plentiful 3-pointers he will be able to tap into his early-round potential. We'll have to see Hield do this a few more times before you can truly believe he has turned the corner as a creator but those assists on a nightly basis would be a major next step in his development.
December 29, 2019, 1:09 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds, two assists and one block over 37 minutes in the Kings' 112-110 loss to the Suns on Saturday.
Hield made a handful of mistakes (and you were sure to know about them if you watched the game) but he was mostly solid in this game. The Kings drama goes far beyond him and they're about 10 points better with him on the floor offensively, and while he's getting roasted for defense the narrative guys playing next to him haven't been good outside of Richaun Holmes and Harrison Barnes. There's some buy low appeal here and Hield has been way better than you'd think based on headlines, though these are the Kings and that means there is inherent risk with all of them.
December 27, 2019, 11:05 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
According to Jason Jones of the Athletic, "trust issues" have developed between Buddy Hield and Luke Walton after a string of games in which Hield has been benched during 4th quarters and overtime periods.
What else is new? Hield squared off publicly with Vlade Divac and other members of the Kings' front office over the summer before relenting and signing a team-friendly deal. Luke Walton has been benching Hield in the 4th quarters of the last two games, an unfathomably bad coaching decision that has culminated in the Kings extending their losing streak to four. Walton's stubborn refusal to play his best players together for meaningful stretches may end up costing him more than his job, as it also seems to be souring their few good players toward the franchise.
Source: The Athletic
December 27, 2019, 1:25 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic (sore right ankle) played well off the Kings' bench in Thursday's 2OT loss to the Wolves, tallying 19 points on 8-of-28 shooting with seven rebounds, three 3s, two assists, one steal and three blocks.
Bogie stuffed the stat sheet in this one and was key to helping the Kings make a game out of this one. He's someone who could benefit short-term with De'Aaron Fox going down with a back injury. Buddy Hield, who sat for over four minutes until the team needed in OT, had 17 points on 6-of-20 shooting with four rebounds, three treys, one assist and one steal.
December 24, 2019, 12:55 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield had a forgettable performance vs. the Rockets on Monday, making just 3-of-12 shots from the field for 10 points, three rebounds, one 3-pointer and four dimes in 27 minutes.
Hield is in a bit of a slump and while it's a bit concerning, he' got the talent to bounce back. You can buy-low on him now and hope he either gets traded or shoots himself out of his rut.