Hield has tested positive for COVID-19, Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic report. Hield will now have about two weeks to quarantine and recover as the NBA is set to open up camp in early July in Orlando for the resumption of the season. He's the second Sacramento player to report a positive test, as Jabari Parker made the same announcement earlier Wednesday.
Hield contributed 22 points (8-14 FG, 6-9 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 26 minutes in Saturday's 123-111 win over the Trail Blazers. Although Hield has been relegated to a bench role in recent weeks, he remains one of the best three-point threats in the league and helped the Kings tie a team single-game record for three-pointers in the win. What's remarkable about the record is that it was achieved without a significant contribution from De"Aaron Fox, and that's a great indicator of the Kings' depth and ability to excel without their marquee point guard.
Hield posted 19 points (7-17 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes during Sunday's 106-100 win over the Pistons. Hield put on a solid performance, but his workload continues to drop, which remains a concern. Across the past six games, Hield is seeing just 23.5 minutes per contest, resulting in averages of 15.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals.
Hield went for 19 points (6-15 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 112-94 win at Golden State. Hield has scored 15 or more points in all but two games since moving to the bench Jan. 24, and there's no question the streaky shooting guard has embraced his new role with the second unit. Hield is averaging 20.6 points per game on 48.4 percent shooting from deep since his role in the rotation changed 13 games ago.
Hield scored 20 points (5-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 8-8 FT) and added three rebounds, four assists and three steals in 27 minutes during Thursday's 129-125 win over the Grizzlies. Hield wasn't as sharp from long distance as he was in the 3-Point Shootout during All-Star Weekend, but he made up for it with a perfect night from the free-throw line. The move to the bench hasn't hurt his production much, as he has at least 20 points in four of his last five contests.
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