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G Buddy Hield has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Hield becomes the latest NBA player to test positive for the Coronavirus and will most likely be quarantined before joining the Kings in Orlando. He should be should be all systems go by the time the NBA restarts the season in July. Prior to the NBA shutdown in March, Hield was relegated to the bench, but was still one of the primary options of the Kings’ offense. He is one best three-point threats in the league, averaging 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 3.8 triples across 64 games this season.
Buddy Hield scored just 11 points on 4-12 shooting from the field, with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, three triples, and two turnovers in Sunday night's 118-113 loss to the Raptors.
Hield struggled to get going in this one, only scoring 11 points on 12 shots. Coach Luke Walton even decided to keep him on the bench during the fourth quarter due to his poor shooting on the night. Fantasy owners that drafted the 5th-year guard probably didn't expect him to take a step back this year, but they also probably didn't expect he'd be coming off the bench for Sacramento either. He's still averaging 19.8 points per game, but that's fewer than last season, and he's shooting only 42.9 percent from the field, which is the worst he's shot the ball since his rookie season in New Orleans. Keep rolling Buddy out there, and hope that he gets more minutes and has better shooting performances than he did tonight.
Buddy Hield totaled 22 points (8-14 FG, 6-9 3PT), three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 26 minutes in Saturday's 123-111 win over the Trail Blazers.
Hield helped the Kings tie a team single-game record by knocking down six triples in Saturday's win. He has now scored double figures in seven consecutive games, averaging 18.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 4.4 triples during that span. Despite coming off the bench, Hield continues to produce mainly in scoring and threes. The Kings next scheduled game is Sunday, home against the Raptors.
Sacramento's Buddy Hield scored 22 points (8-16 FG, 6-10 3Pt), had three steals, grabbed one board, dished out one assist, and turned the ball over three times across 25 minutes in Thursday's 125-108 loss to Philadelphia.
Hield's bench role still doesn't hinder his fantasy value a whole lot and it shows in his overall numbers. If you happen to own him in any fantasy league(s), continue to plug him away in your starting lineup(s).
Buddy Hield compiled 17 points (6-16 FG, 4-8 3PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, and four assists in 23 minutes of play off the bench Tuesday night.
Hield has provided a consistent 16.8 points per game over his last five contests and appears locked into his role off the bench. His ability to get hot from the field, however, gives him a higher ceiling than most bench players in the league.