Pelicans' Buddy Hield: Misses all six three-point attempts Tuesday
Hield started at shooting guard and was held to 13 points (5-15 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 37 minutes in Tuesday's 96-89 preseason loss to the Hawks.
Hield had a big opportunity ahead of him with his main competition for the starting shooting guard role, E'Twaun Moore, sidelined by a heel injury Tuesday, but his fruitless night from three-point range may have taken some wind out of his sails. While Hield could end up claiming a starting role on opening night by default if Moore fails to recover from the injury in time, it's likely that the two will ultimately end up settling into a rough timeshare in the position. As his rookie season progresses, Hield should develop into a decent source of points and three-point production, but his reputation from his college days will likely result in him being overvalued in fantasy drafts.