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January 14, 2021 08:40 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Probable for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield (ankle) is probable for Friday's game against the Clippers, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Hield is dealing with a right ankle sprain, but hasn't missed any time so far due to the injury. If Hield is forced to miss any time, Tyrese Haliburton could see an expanded role.

January 14, 2021 09:44 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Active and starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield (ankle) will play and start in Wednesday's game against Portland, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

As expected, Hield won't miss a beat despite continuing to deal with a nagging ankle sprain. The veteran is currently averaging 14.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest -- disappointing stats after he hovered around 20 points per game over the last two seasons.

January 12, 2021 09:08 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Likely to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game versus Portland.

The 28-year-old played through the right ankle sprain Monday against the Pacers and is poised to do the same Wednesday. Hield went 6-for-11 from deep in the contest in 31 minutes, so the injury didn't appear to affect his shooting ability.

January 11, 2021 09:36 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield (ankle) is starting Monday's game against Indiana, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Hield was listed as a game-time call for Monday's clash, and the team has cleared him prior to tip. He's averaging 12 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in his last five matchups.

January 11, 2021 03:52 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Questionable for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield is considered questionable for Monday's game against Indiana with a sprained right ankle.

Hield emerged from Saturday's loss to Portland with the injury, so his status will be worth monitoring as Monday's contest approaches. The Oklahoma product struggled again Saturday, hitting just 2-of-8 three-point attempts to finish with eight points in 26 minutes. Over his last five games, Hield is shooting just 30.6 percent from three-point range and 30.9 percent from the field.

January 10, 2021 01:12 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Struggles continue in blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield was held to eight points (3-10 FG, 2-8 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 26 minutes Saturday in the Kings' 125-99 loss to the Trail Blazers.

The Kings' offseason trade that sent Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Hawks reopened a spot in the starting five for Hield, but the 28-year-old has thus far struggled to capitalize on the extra minutes he's picked up as a result. Erratic shooting is largely at the root of Hield's struggles, as he's connecting on just 34.8 percent of his attempts from the field and 33.7 percent of his attempts from three-point range. With center Richaun Holmes (ankle) sitting out Saturday's contest, the Kings moved standout rookie Tyrese Haliburton into the starting five as part of a small-ball lineup, but head coach Luke Walton left the door open for Haliburton to remain with the top unit if Holmes returns to action Monday versus the Pacers, according to James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area. If Walton does decide to keep Haliburton on the top unit, Hield would presumably move into the sixth-man role, which would likely result in a downturn in playing time but an uptick in usage. Hield wouldn't necessary see a drop in fantasy value, however, as he averaged 17.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting in his 28 games as a reserve in 2019-20.

January 7, 2021 04:20 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Cold shooting night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield recorded 10 points (3-15 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one steals in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 128-124 win over the Bulls.

Hield has been awful shooting the ball across the past two games, going 6-for-27 from the field and 5-of-20 from deep. He's extremely reliant on shot-making for his fantasy production, so when he's off, it's tough for fantasy managers.

January 2, 2021 08:20 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Scores 17 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield finished with 17 points (6-17 FG, 5-12 3Pt), four boards, two assists, and one steal in 38 minutes of a 102-94 loss against the Rockets on Saturday.

Hield tied for the most minutes in the game, matching a season-high he set in the previous contest against the Rockets. He's struggling shooting from the field thus far the season, but he did have his second best night from deep on the year. He'll face the Warriors on Monday.

December 28, 2020 08:12 AM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Leads Kings in points, minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield had 17 points (6-16 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, one steal and one block across 34 minutes during Sunday's 116-100 loss against Phoenix.

Hield was the only Sacramento player to surpass 15 points and 30 minutes on the court. He's now averaging 17.7 points while shooting 37.8 percent from the field this season. The lackluster shot percentage is attributed to a two-game set against Phoenix, but Hield can get out of his slump Tuesday against Denver.

December 27, 2020 09:36 AM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Off night shooting
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield scored 14 points (4-14 FG, 2-7 3PT, 4-6 FT) to go with four rebounds, a steal and a turnover in 35 minutes of Saturday's 106-103 win over Phoenix.

Hield scored the second most points on the team, but it was more volume than efficiency Saturday. The guard's minute totals continue to be high through two games, as his 35 minutes tied for the team high in the win.

December 24, 2020 07:12 AM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Scores team-high 22 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield scored 22 points (7-15 FG, 5-11 3PT, 3-3 FT) to go with four rebounds, three assists, and a steal in 41 minutes of Wednesday's 124-122 win over Denver.

Hield netted a team-high 22 points en route to helping the Kings upset Denver in their season opener. The guard is coming off a season where he played in a reduced role after the All-Star break, but his 41 minutes bode well for increased playing time in the new campaign.

December 17, 2020 11:56 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Struggles with shot Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield posted 11 points (3-13 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, an assist and a steal over 30 minutes off the bench in Thursday's 113-109 preseason loss against the Warriors.

It remains to be seen whether Hield will be a starter once the regular season begins, as the addition of Tyrese Haliburton might steal minutes away from him, but he should still be treated as a reliable scorer regardless of his role moving forward -- Hield has found ways to produce both as a starter and off the bench in the past. He averaged 19.2 points per game last season while starting just 44 of 72 games.

December 16, 2020 11:40 AM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Drills five threes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield compiled 18 points (6-14 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 24 minutes in Tuesday's 114-113 win over the Warriors.

While Hield's contributions have been key to Sacramento's success in the past, the acquisition of Tyrese Haliburton in this year's NBA Draft may wreak havoc on Hield's value. Haliburton, an Iowa State product, will see minutes right away, and Hield will need to keep producing at a high level to preserve his position on the depth chart.

December 12, 2020 10:20 AM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Top scorer with 23 points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield totaled 23 points (8-17 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one assist and one steal in 23 minutes during Friday's 127-102 preseason loss to the Trail Blazers.

Hield started at shooting guard for the Kings in their preseason opener, a role that he seems likely to hang onto at this point. While he did manage to lead all scorers with 23 points including five triples, he did very little else to impress the coaching staff. His lack of peripheral numbers also impacts his overall fantasy upside, even if he does hang onto the starting role. He is fine to draft in the later rounds despite a somewhat bumpy road ahead.

December 1, 2020 09:44 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Role remains in question
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

When asked Tuesday if Hield will start at shooting guard, coach Luke Walton was noncommittal, Sports 1140 KHTK in Sacramento reports. "We got a lot of new faces here," Walton said. "We have to continue to look at what is going to be best for our team."

It's not exactly the most encouraging quote from Walton, who had his run-ins with Hield last season. Even with Bogdan Bogdanovic out of the picture, it appears as though Walton may consider using Hield off the bench, though if that's the case, it's unclear who would start ahead of him. The Kings are relatively thin in the backcourt outside of Hield and De'Aaron Fox, so the top candidates would be Cory Joseph or Tyrese Haliburton, the 12th overall pick in November's NBA Draft.

August 13, 2020 04:44 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Scores 28 in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield posted 28 points (10-17 FG, 8-14 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes during Thursday's 136-122 seeding game finale win over the Lakers.

Hield wasted no time getting shots up in the final game of the season after taking just 16 combined field-goal attempts over the prior two contests. It was his fourth performance of the season with at least eight made threes.

August 4, 2020 06:28 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Scores 21, launches 14 threes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield posted 21 points (8-20 FG, 5-14 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 114-110 overtime loss to the Mavericks.

Hield scored 21 points, but he wasn't particularly efficient, making just three shots from inside the arc and not getting to the free-throw line. He launched up an absurd 14 three-point attempts, though he's hit or exceeded that mark six prior times this season. Sacramento is now 2-5 when he takes that many triples.

August 2, 2020 08:48 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Scores 12 off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield went for 12 points (5-13 FG, 2-7 3PT) and five assists in Sunday's loss to the Magic.

Hield was slightly more efficient than in the Kings' first seeding game, but he still struggled in 20 minutes off the bench. Hield hit just two of his seven three-point attempts, and he committed three turnovers.

July 31, 2020 11:24 PM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Awful shooting night Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield scored six points (2-13 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 1-3 FT) while adding four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench during Friday's 129-120 loss to the Spurs.

While De'Aaron Fox and Bogdan Bogdanovic had little trouble exploiting a disjointed Spurs defense in their first game back from the break, combining for 63 points, Hield couldn't get his shot to fall and his cold spell played a large role in the Kings dropping a game they could ill afford to lose. The 27-year-old will need to regain his focus quickly if the team is going to stay afloat in the Western Conference playoff chase.

July 28, 2020 08:08 AM
Kings' Buddy Hield: Strong effort Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hield scored 17 points (7-16 FG, 3-10 3Pt) while adding eight rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes off the bench during Monday's scrimmage against the Clippers.

The fourth year off-guard has settled in as a major part of the Kings' backcourt, averaging a career-high 3.8 three-pointers per game before the shutdown. Hield's ability to create his own offense against potentially rusty defenders makes him a player to watch once the league resumes play.

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