March 8, 2020, 12:43 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield shot 8-of-14 from the field and 6-of-9 from deep on his way to scoring 22 points with two steals in 26 minutes off the bench.
Hield hasn't played 30 minutes in a game since February 12, and that's a disappointing trend that looks to continue. Hield is still a top-50 player over the past month and should continue to post top-60 value with his upside capped by his role in Sacramento.
March 6, 2020, 12:20 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield came off the bench on Thursday and scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting to go with one rebound, one assist, three steals and six triples in 25 minutes of action.
Hield's low minutes are a huge question mark during a game that was well within reach. There's no valid explanation for him barely getting on the floor as he's the second best player on this team. The stats are still there, but hopefully this isn't a trend.
February 27, 2020, 10:34 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield came off the bench on Thursday and scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with one rebound, two assists, two steals, a block and five triples.
Hield is still getting it done where you need him to and it's a bit disappointing we didn't see him start or go off without De'Aaron Fox in this one, but the production is still there. He's hitting the same amount of 3s as if he were starting so all is good.
February 27, 2020, 6:17 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De’Aaron Fox (right lower abdominal tightness) has been ruled out ahead of Thursday’s tilt vs. the Thunder.
Fox suffered this injury during the first half of Tuesday's win over the Warriors but played through it. Unfortunately, he’ll have to miss Thursday’s game. Cory Joseph will see the lion’s share of Fox’s minutes on Thursday while Buddy Hield and Kent Bazemore could also see additional run. The Kings are playing against the Grizzlies tomorrow night so consider Fox questionable for now.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 4:12 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (lower abdominal tightness) is officially questionable to play in Thursday's game vs. the Thunder.
Fox left Tuesday's game for a brief stint but was ultimately able to return. Cory Joesph, Buddy Hield and Kent Bazemore could all see additional minutes if Fox misses Thursday's game. Continue to monitor the wire as we learn more.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 2:44 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield hit five 3-pointers as part of a 19-point (6-of-15 FGs), six-rebound, two-assist, one-steal performance in a 112-94 road victory over the Warriors on Tuesday.
Hield, since exiting the starting lineup, has easily been an early-round player. He may not keep up such high shooting percentages and therefore will likely see a drop in threes and points as well. However, regardless of his role, Hield has solidified himself as a reliable top-35 player going forward.
February 22, 2020, 6:51 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield only saw 15 minutes of action on Saturday against the Clippers, scoring seven points with a 3-pointer and a steal.
Issues between Hield and the Kings have been festering for a while now, and it seems like there’s been a total breakdown of trust between player and organization. Kent Bazemore had a big game which might help explain this, but Hield is definitely trending downward. If his minutes continue to stay in this range then all bets will be off, but Hield should still be able to deliver middle-round value as long as he has a reasonable workload. And with the way the Kings pull the rug and then go right back to him, this is a great buy low moment for a guy bringing back early round value this season.
February 15, 2020, 9:33 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield beat Devin Booker and Davis Bertans with 27 points in the final round of the 3-Point Contest on Saturday.
Hield had to hit the final shot to beat Booker by one point and take home the 2020 3-Point Contest trophy. Hield is third in made 3-pointers this season with 207. He has been on a roll lately and is a top-30 player over the past month while averaging 21.1 points and 4.5 threes per game. Hield should have a top-50 finish to the season.
February 13, 2020, 12:41 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield kept riding the scorch-train on Wednesday, leading the Kings with 22 points (8-of-21 shooting), four 3s, one rebound, nine assists and one steal.
Hield was the only King able to find his range in this loss to the Mavs. Hield is going to finish the season strong as he's playing with a big chip on his shoulder, which only means good things for his owners in fantasy.
February 10, 2020, 10:25 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield came off the bench again on Monday and scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.
Hield didn't have a great night, but he's still getting it done from deep which is good enough for now. the minutes are still there and there's some upside for him as being on the bench doesn't really change much about his game.
February 9, 2020, 1:06 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield caught fire on Saturday, shooting 11-of-17 from the field and 9-of-10 from deep on his way to scoring 31 points with six rebounds, five assists and two steals in 32 minutes off the bench.
Hield has been on a mission since being moved to a bench role, averaging 23.8 points and 5.5 threes on .532 shooting. He’s a top 30-40 player this season (8/9 cat) even as he has been operating within a worst case scenario for him and now things appear to pointing in the right direction. Hopefully you bought low throughout the season as we have been advising.
February 8, 2020, 12:31 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield accumulated 21 points (7-for-16 shooting), seven rebounds, five triples and five assists across 36 minutes off the bench in Friday's win.
Despite coming off the bench, Hield played more than all but one player on the team. His game has translated well to a bench role and it seems he should maintain top-75 value.
February 4, 2020, 12:34 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield came off the bench and played only 20 minutes on Monday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, three assists, a steal and two triples.
Hields minutes are lower than what we'd want, but the Kings are playing a pretty deep rotation and they got strong contributions from their other guards tonight. We saw Hield explode for a career-high 42 points off the bench recently, so we're not concerned here.
February 2, 2020, 1:03 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield filled the box score with 22 points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and six 3-pointers on Saturday night.
Hield played 30 minutes off the bench, more than starter Bogdan Bogdanovic's 28. BB8 also had the worse statistical game with eight points, two rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer. The bench role has put a lid on Hield's ceiling but he's still getting plenty of shots and it's not like he's struggling to produce. It might not feel like it but Hield has been a top-70 guy this year.
January 31, 2020, 1:01 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield came off the bench again on Thursday and scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and five 3-pointers.
Hield followed up his career-high night with a much quieter one off the bench, but that's because the Kings didn't really need him to do much tonight. They got scoring from everyone else and De'Aaron Fox was the hot hand tonight. Hield still has strong value coming off the bench, but the upside is a bit limited. We should see him in the starting lineup again at some point this season.