Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield (SAC) – “Buddy Buckets” | “Buddy Love” nike

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Sac Logo Shooting Guard: 6’4, 214 lbs; 2nd year, Oklahoma

NBA Role: offensive-minded two guard • UnderDOG

The 2016 Naismith & Wooden Award winner, fast-talking-gunslingin’-guard Buddy Hield is (now) a big piece of the puzzle for the Kings; selected #6 overall this past June, Buddy brings bountiful buckets – but can he buck up (& lock down) on D and create for others moving forward?; deadly outside shooter – top long-range marksman in the 2016 Draft class*; excellent balance, consistent release point, deep range; more than just a sniper – Buddy feverishly works on improving his in-between game, features dribble pull-ups, quick floaters, slick finishes at the rim; can he control an NBA offense and make sound reads outta the PnR?; sometimes gets lost defensively; future marquee role in SacTown? – acquired this past trade deadline (Feb. ’17) – figures a sizable part of their new foundation

*on “paper,” at least!

Signature Shot: spot-up 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 10.6 points/game, 3.3 rebounds/game, 43% FG
  • Naismith Award Winner (2016)
  • Wooden Award Winner (2016)