Some people have assumed that Hield would be traded during the current offseason, most likely to the Los Angeles Lakers, who have been angling for Hield in one way or another over the last couple of seasons.
There is a good reason for that: the young man can shoot well from downtown.
Buddy Hield has been making it rain threes over the last 5 years ☔ pic.twitter.com/3Iz9e0ePUj
— Pacers Nation (@PacersNationCP) August 31, 2022
In fact, over the last five seasons, Hield has had the most three-point shots in the league.
He has landed 1,269 threes, which is an awe-inspiring number and a sign that the man, while not perfect, can be a great sharp-shooter when his team needs him most.
Where will Hield be taking these talents?
The Buddy System
Hield has a three-point percentage of 39.8% for his career.
His best period from downtown was during his stay with the Sacramento Kings, when he shot 43.1% at one point.
Hield is currently playing for the Pacers and has been there for less than a season but most people predict he won’t be there for long.
Hield is just 29 and is seen as someone who could be an essential part of a playoff contender.
Again and again, his name has been mentioned in possible trades.
Yes, the Lakers have been the team most commonly attached to picking up Hield but he could end up on any team in the league.
And when he does leave Indiana, Hield will definitely be considered a three-point assassin for his new team.
Even though he has the most threes over the last five seasons, Hield’s percent from beyond the arch has actually dipped recently.
Will it rise again?