December 12, 2019, 12:56 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield found his shot in the second half of Wednesday's 93-94 victory against the Thunder, ending with 23 points, six boards, six assists, two steals and five 3-pointers on 9-of-24 shooting.
The efficiency isn't pretty in this stat line, but it was largely due to a terrible first half. Hield has been heating up with De'Aaron Fox on the sidelines, sitting just outside the top-20 in the last two weeks.
December 9, 2019, 10:59 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield had another strong game on Monday, scoring 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting while adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and six 3-pointers.
Hield was a in a bit of a funk earlier this season, but he's starting to turn things around and the Kings are almost at .500 thanks to him. He's a top-40 player in the past two weeks and his ceiling was always within the top-25.
December 8, 2019, 10:18 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield's shot finally came around on Sunday versus the Mavs, as he went 10-of-15 from the field as part of 26 points, five assists, four rebounds and five 3-pointers.
This was bound to happen for Hield, he may still be in a buy-low period if you are interested in a boost in 3-pointers. The hot streak could start building up any day now.
December 7, 2019, 12:25 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield hit 10 of his 27 shots on Friday night, finishing a loss to the Spurs with 23 points, seven rebounds, a block and three 3-pointers.
Hield has taken at least 20 shots in each of his last six games, but he's only gone .408 from the field in that span. That's a complete crusher and it's bumped him down to the top-75 area on the year. There's a buy-low window here but Hield also hasn't looked quite right for most of the season, which means that you can temper expectations a bit — he'll definitely improve from here, at least.
December 5, 2019, 12:43 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield struggled as he went 8-of-24 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line to finish Wednesday's loss to the Blazers with 23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three treys and two steals.
It's not pretty, but at least Hield is delivering on the counting stats. There should be a lot less pressure on his shoulders once De'Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley are healthy again and back in the fold, so consider Hield a buy-low target at this point.
December 3, 2019, 1:00 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield hit 9-of-21 shots en route to 26 points, five rebounds, four assists, three 3s and one steal in Monday's loss to the Bulls.
Hield is still delivering top-80 value on the season, despite his shooting struggles so far. He should improve to somewhere in the top-50 or better range once the Kings are fully healthy.
November 30, 2019, 8:30 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 21 points and added seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three treys on Saturday against the Nuggets.
Hit or miss, Hield was firing from the field all game going 7-of-20, including 3-of-13 from three. He hit eight straight points in the fourth to help the Kings come back and force overtime. With De'Aaron Fox still out, Hield will continue to be the focal point.
November 27, 2019, 10:49 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield hit just 9-of-24 shots (including three treys) with six rebounds and four assists over 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Sixers.
Hield didn't get dealt a great hand as the Kings' offense has been terrible behind Cory Joseph all season and that starts to look real bad against a team like the Sixers. When Matisse Thybulle got the assignment he was genuinely shook, too. Hield has had just about everything go wrong this season and he's still bringing back top-80 value and a bounceback is right around the corner. Wait for a quiet night and pounce.
November 25, 2019, 10:20 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored a career-high 41 points and hit a career-high 11 three pointers in Monday's one-point loss to the Celtics.
Hield added five rebounds, two assists, one block and four turnovers in 41 minutes of action. He was able to score his 41 points on a very efficient 15-of-26 shooting but missed his only free throw attempt. Hield was excellent in this contest, nearly carrying the Kings to a victory over a very good Celtics team. Hield will continue to have an increased role with De'Aaron Fox out and could be an intriguing sell-high candidate after this tremendous stat line.
November 22, 2019, 10:06 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 16 points with five assists, one rebound and one three-pointer across 32 minutes in Friday's loss to the Nets.
Hield struggled from the field and his backourt mate Cory Joseph wasn't much better adding five points (2-for-7 shooting), five assists, two rebounds and two steals across 23 minutes. Neither were able to really capitalize on Bogdan Bogdanovic missing time.
November 21, 2019, 4:39 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed as questionable for Friday's contest against the Nets with left hamstring tightness.
Bogdanović has performed very well with the absence of De'Aaron Fox and should continue to see plenty of opportunity if he is able to play. If he ends up sitting out, expect Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes to see all the opportunity they can handle while Yogi Ferrell, Trevor Ariza and Cory Joseph will be asked to take on more of the offensive load. Rookie Kyle Guy could even see his first minutes of his career with all of the injuries that the Kings are dealing with.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 7:45 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
The NBA has fined Buddy Hield $25,000 for punting the ball into stands at the conclusion of the Kings win over the Celtics on Sunday.
At least it wasn't a suspension of any sort. Hield is carrying some extra weight with De'Aaron Fox out for a while. He should have more than a few games worth celebrating in that span.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
November 17, 2019, 6:45 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield blew up for 35 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steal and seven treys in Sunday's 100-99 win over the Celtics.
Hield did it all on 14-of-24 shooting from the field, including 7-of-12 from three point land. Hield should continue to see better games with the usage left behind by De'Aaron Fox.
November 16, 2019, 1:10 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield put up 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and six 3-pointers on Friday night while going 6-of-15 from the field.
Hield only took one shot from 2-point range, so that's neat. He's going to take a ton of extra shots with De'Aaron Fox out but life will be a little bit harder for him. Early-middle round numbers should remain the expectation.
November 13, 2019, 1:38 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield struggled to get shots to fall on Tuesday as he went 7-for-21 from the floor including 2-for-11 from deep on his way to 20 points, four rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes.
Hield did sink all four of his free throws to help offset some of the 3-point misses. His 37 minutes were his second highest amount of the season and he may be in line for some extra minutes and shots while De'Aaron Fox is out.