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.
Hield defeated the Suns' Devin Booker, 27-26, Saturday in the final round of the Mountain Dew 3-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
The competition went down to Hield's 108th and final attempt of the night, with the Kings sharpshooter sinking his last shot to claim a narrow win over Booker. Hield earned his spot in the All-Star event by knocking down a career-high 3.8 triples per game at a 38.5 percent clip through his 54 appearances so far this season.
Hield accounted for 22 points (8-21 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, one rebound and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Dallas.
In what amounted to a disappointing all-around outing for the Kings, Hield managed to be a bright spot, eclipsing 20 points and dishing out a career-high nine assists. He's taken on his newly found role with the reserves in stride, averaging 22.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 29.1 minutes per game across 10 contests.
Hield notched 31 points (11-17 FG, 9-10 3Pt), six rebounds, five assists and two steals in 32 minutes during Saturday's 122-102 win over the Spurs.
Hield continues to make a huge impact off the bench, but the biggest area of improvement has been his shooting percentages. Since moving to the bench eight games ago, Hield has been making 52.8 percent of his shots and 51.8 percent of his three-point attempts while averaging 23.1 points in 28.5 minutes. Even though a move back to the starting five doesn't appear imminent, Hield's fantasy value doesn't look like it will be negatively impacted by playing on the second unit.
Hield tallied 21 points (7-16 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes during Friday's 105-97 win over the Heat.
Hield topped the 20-point mark for the fourth time in seven games since he was moved to the bench, and his numbers have improved considerably. He is averaging 22.0 points per game while shooting 50.9 percent from the field during that stretch, as opposed to 17.3 points per game and 43.1 percent shooting in his previous seven starts. Considering his rate of success, Hield should remain as the Kings' leading scorer off the bench, though that shoudn't affect his fantasy upside moving forward.
Hield gathered 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes off the bench during Monday's 113-109 win over the Timberwolves.
Hield moved to the bench six games ago due to his shooting struggles, but those problems seem to be in the rear view of late. The star shooting guard is averaging 22.2 points in 26.7 minutes per game while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 48.4 percent from three-point range since he was moved to the bench. He should remain as a solid fantasy contributor despite his role in the rotation.
Hield totaled 19 points (7-14 FG, 5-11 3Pt), seven rebounds, an assist and a steal across 26 minutes in Thursday's 124-103 win over the Clippers.
After starting most of the season, Hield has moved to the bench as the Kings opted to go with Bogdan Bogdanovic in the starting five over the past four games. To say that Hield is responding well to a reserve role would be an understatement. Not only did he put up a career-best 42 points three games ago, but his four-game bench tenure is yielding an average of 23.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, crushing his season averages in almost every category. While Bogdanovic has the starting job for now, Hield should still see close to 30 minutes of court time and is in no danger of a severe drop-off in production.
Hield amassed 42 points (14-24 FG, 9-14 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 38 minutes during Monday's 133-129 overtime victory over the Timberwolves.
Hield was the catalyst in a miraculous comeback, scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Kings stormed back from a big deficit. Despite moving to the bench the past two games, Hield has continued to score efficiently and hasn't seen his fantasy value suffer as a result. It's unclear whether the move is going to be permanent, but in any case, Hield's performance Monday should assuage any fantasy managers that had been panicking about the lineup change.
Hield had 21 points (7-12 FG, 5-9 3PT, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 23 minutes off the bench during Friday's 98-81 win at Chicago.
Hield moved to the bench for the first time this season and it seems the move paid off as he shot more than 50 percent from the field for just the second time Dec. 15. That said, the talented shooting guard is still making just 43.4 percent of his field-goal attempts. Even though he is a natural volume scorer, there's no question he needs to improve his efficiency moving forward. He should remain out of the starting five ahead of Monday's matchup at Minnesota.
Hield will come off the bench Friday against Chicago, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
Hield has struggled to find consistency with his shot of late, converting on just 42.7 percent of his field goals and 28 percent of his attempts from downtown over his last five games, despite averaging 17.8 points over that stretch. The Kings will elect to shake up the starting five by inserting Bogdan Bogdanovic into the starting shooting guard spot.
Hield scored 14 points (6-16 FG, 2-9 3PT, 0-1 FT) and added four rebounds, five assists and two steals in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 127-106 loss to Detroit.
Hield put up only 14 points for the second time in his last three games, his lowest totals since he scored 10 on Dec. 23 against the Rockets. The Oklahoma product has been particularly cold from three-point range of late, making just 16 of his 57 attempts from beyond the arc, or 28.1 percent, over his last six games.
Hield finished with 20 points (7-19 FG, 5-17 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks in 43 minutes Monday in the Kings' 118-113 overtime loss to the Heat.
Poor shooting from the field and three-point range aside, Hield's outing was otherwise about as good as fantasy managers could have expected from a counting-stats perspective. His contributions in three-point makes, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks all either tied or surpassed his previous best in each category in the Kings' last six games. As a result, he shouldn't be expected to come close to replicate this sort of all-around line with much regularity, though he'll remain an elite source for scoring and triples.
Hield had 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt), five rebounds, five assists and three steals in 38 minutes during Monday's 114-112 loss to the Magic.
Perhaps in part to Marvin Bagley (foot) returning from an eight-game absence, Hield sported a 20.4 usage rate on the night, his lowest since Oct. 26. Though he sacrificed some shots, Hield at least converted half of his attempts from the field and made an impact defensively. His three steals matched his combined output from the previous six contests.
Hield had 16 points (7-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt), five rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes during Friday's 127-106 loss to the Bucks.
A stingy Bucks defense forced the Oklahoma product into tough shots all night, resulting in a reasonable yet dull 16 points from the 20.3 point-averaging guard. Stat lines with an underwhelming amount of scoring do hinder the values of pure shooters like Hield, so fantasy owners will hope he can get back on track to hit 20-plus points on future opponents.
Hield posted 16 points (5-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 24 minutes during the Kings' 114-103 win over the Suns on Tuesday.
Hield's numbers were perfectly acceptable relative to his playing time, but the fourth-year wing did log his fewest amount of minutes since Oct. 26. Hield's play wasn't the culprit, however; rather, it was coach Luke Walton opting to stick with a rotation of second-unit players that had the hot hand and helped spearhead the comeback victory that helped lead to Hield's downturn. Irrespective of the reduced opportunity, Hield has been keeping fantasy managers happy lately, as he'd rattled off six straight 20-point efforts prior to Tuesday and is remaining aggressive by putting up a career-high 9.9 three-point attempts per contest.
Hield had 21 points (7-17 FG, 4-10 3PT, 3-5 FT), five assists, two rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes during Monday's 111-98 win over the Warriors.
Hield has scored 20 or more points in six straight contests, and he is shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 45.1 percent from deep over that span. Those numbers might not be very high, but Hield is currently making just 41.4 percent of his shots this season so any kind of improvement -- especially considering his volume -- could be encouraging. Hield will try to extend this solid run of play Tuesday at Phoenix.
Hield had 24 points (7-20 FG, 4-7 3PT, 6-6 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 39 minutes during Saturday's 117-115 loss against the Pelicans.
Hield continues to produce and has scored 20 or more points in each of his last five games. He has been struggling from the field over the last two months, but he is making 42.7 percent of his shots during this five-game stretch, so he seems to be on the rise after a span of six games between Dec. 15 and Dec. 26 where he shot just 31.5 percent from the field. His next chance to produce will come Monday against the Warriors.
Hield generated 26 points (7-17 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot across 34 minutes in Thursday's 128-123 win over the Grizzlies.
When Hield's long-range shot is dialed in, big stat lines follow. Hield drained five threes in the contest and aided De'Aaron Fox in erasing a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The Oklahoma product attempts almost 11 threes per game, which easily surpasses his yearly averages over his four-year career.
Hield scored 20 points (7-17 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding six rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 105-87 loss to the Clippers.
The fourth-year guard has hit for at least 20 points in three straight games. While rumors continue to trickle out that Hield is unhappy in Sacramento, if he is he isn't letting it affect his play -- although his 35.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc would be a career low if he can't turn it around.
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