Sacramento Kings’ guard, Buddy Hield, is having a great season shooting the ball. But just how insane are his shooting numbers?
To begin his campaign, Buddy Hield’s shooting stroke was off. His numbers for the year could almost be considered worse than the “sniper” Lonzo Ball himself. Ok, maybe it was not that bad. But still concerning considering how Hield performed last season with Sacramento and his reputation as a potential sharpshooter.
In order to possibly solve Hield’s offensive struggles, Dave Joerger opted to have the second-year player come off the bench, and it may be the most impactful decision the Kings have made for the season so far.
In his first seven games, when being placed in the starting lineup, Hield was shooting just 35.4% from the floor and 22.6% from the three-point line while averaging 10.3 points a contest. Since coming off the bench, he is averaging 13.4 points a night while shooting 50.6% from the court and 58.6% from three. Insane
For the season, Hield is averaging 12.5 points while making 45.6% of his total shots and 47.5% of his shot from the perimeter. The overall numbers are nowhere near star-caliber, but they are going in the right direction no doubt.
The way Hield is performing now as a reserve player is how Kings fans envisioned him playing prior to the season. With the Kings suffering many attempts to find their two-guard of the future, Hield’s continued success makes it certain he is the savior towards Sacramento’s shooting woes.
Buckle up, Kings fans. I expect Buddy Hield to be in a Sacramento Kings uniforms for a while.