Buddy Hield, the only Sacramento Kings’ player participating in All-Star weekend, is a huge win for the team to get the nomination.
Buddy Hield has been one of the most consistent threats on a Sacramento Kings team that is simply just not that good. Hield has been with the team in various roles since 2016-17 when he came over from New Orleans.
In the last two seasons, Hield has averaged over three three-pointers per game. He also shoots almost 40% from behind the arc on the regular. In the last two seasons, he has averaged 20.7 and 20.4 points per game.
The Kings have since moved Hield to a bench role over the last month, and it has not been a good fit for him. So much so that Hield said he would request a trade if this role were to continue with the team in a long term capacity.
With all that behind, the Sacramento Kings are going into the All-Star break with a 21-33 record and a very unimpressive season. Buddy Hield was the only Kings’ player to get a nomination to participate in this weekend’s festivities.
Buddy Hield’s consistency from beyond the three-point line has led him to be selected to represent the Sacramento Kings in the event. He is going to be competing against Trae Young, Zach LaVine, Duncan Robinson, Joe Harris, Davis Bertans, and Devonte Graham.
He was supposed to be competing against Damian Lillard as well, but Lillard announced he will not be competing, and his replacement is yet to be named. Either way, there are some pretty talented three-point shooters in that group.
Buddy Hield will certainly have his work cut out for him, but if that last two seasons were any indication of his ability, Hield should be able to go far. Hopefully, we see Hield come away with the trophy this year in the contest.
Hield being the only representative of the Sacramento Kings in this year’s All-Star weekend speaks volumes to the team as a whole. The Kings need to use the break to gather themselves back together and make a late-season push.