Buddy Hield was the top fantasy asset on the Sacramento Kings last season, even if De'Aaron Fox may have had more highlight reel plays.
October 17, 2019, 9:57 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield expressed his frustration with his ongoing contract negotiations with the Kings and hinted that he may have to play elsewhere.
When asked about his contract talks, Hield responded that if a deal doesn’t get done by Monday’s deadline, he’ll “look for somewhere else to go.” Hield is playing on a $6.5 million Qualifying Offer in 2019-21 and considers himself a maximum or near-max contract player, but referred to the present offer an “insult.” This could get ugly, considering this wouldn’t be the first time the Kings’ front office mismanaged its relationship with a star player. It’s too early to speculate on a trade, but if the situation deteriorates any further, drafting Buddy Hield in the early rounds may come with a bit of uncertainty. One would think the Kings would be tripping over themselves to sign the player who has become the centerpiece of the DeMarcus Cousins trade from two years ago.
Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter
October 17, 2019, 12:33 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers, six assists and two rebounds in Wednesday's game against Melbourne.
Hield's six dimes are nice, but the zero on defensive stats is a bummer. If he can expand his game even further in either the assists or defense department, there's a higher ceiling than his current early-mid round value.
October 14, 2019, 11:37 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, five assists, a steal and three triples on Monday against the Jazz.
Hield continues to sink shots from deep and looks like he'll pick up where he left off from last season. The steals numbers are still going to be a concern, but the efficient scoring and volume of triples are sure to be worth the price of admission on draft day. De'Aaron Fox (14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer) had a decent night as well and his upside is much higher due to the ability to rack up assist numbers.
October 14, 2019, 10:54 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Although Buddy Hield wants to sign an extension with the Kings, the two sides do not appear all that close to an agreement.
"They’re talking, but nothing is moving yet. Nothing has moved," Hield said. The 26-year-old is headed for restricted free agency if no deal is worked out, so it's possible that the Kings let the market determine Hield's next salary if the current gap is too wide to bridge. Either way, it seems unlikely that the Kings would let Hield go following his breakout season. Hield is adamant about wanting to stay in Sacramento but did say, "I want to be here and if it doesn’t happen, then things can go the other way." We wouldn't expect this contract talk to affect Hield's play, and he looks like a viable selection in the early-middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: Sacramento Bee
October 4, 2019, 2:14 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield finished with 28 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four triples on 11-of-20 shooting in 32 minutes on Friday.
Hield missed eight shots and six of them were from beyond the arc as he went just 4-of-10 from deep. He led the team in shot attempts and that should continue for the entire season. Coach Luke Walton has already shown confidence in him and he's their best offensive weapon. He'll have some rough shooting nights and the turnovers won't be great but he should be a top-85 value with the upside for much more.
September 27, 2019, 11:08 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
In a recent interview, Buddy Hield expressed that his confidence his high and he's up for the idea of being asked to shoot more 3s this season.
Hield shot a crazy 3.4 treys per game last season and with coach Luke Walton giving him the green light to shoot at will, expect him to possibly improve on that rate even more. He's a sneaky-solid target in the early-middle rounds of drafts for points, threes and efficient shooting percentages with less than two turnovers per game.
Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter
September 8, 2019, 4:32 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
The Kings and Buddy Hield are working towards an extension.
Hield had a career year averaging 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assist in 31.9 minutes. Hield is a focal point of the Kings' future and is solidifying himself as one of the league's top shooters.
Source: Dane Delgado of NBC Sports
April 11, 2019, 11:30 amBuddy HieldG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield finished the 2018-19 season as fantasy's No. 38 overall fantasy play.
The running mate of De'Aaron Fox this season, he was one of the main reasons why the Kings were always on the thick of the playoff race for much of the year. The obvious improvements he showed us across all categories led to his ranking as a fourth-round talent. This season, he averaged 20.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 3.4 3-pointers.
April 5, 2019, 8:45 pmCorey BrewerG/F, Sacramento Kings
Corey Brewer (sore groin) will be available to play on Friday vs. the Jazz.
Brewer is just bench depth and should be left on the wire.
Source: NBA Injury Report
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