Report: Sixers have ‘level of interest’ in Buddy Hield
With Sixers training camp set to open at Colorado State on Oct. 3, the team is still carrying guard James Harden on the roster, with seemingly no plans to move him.
After adding veteran scorer Kelly Oubre Jr. last week, could the team look to add another veteran guard before the start of the season?
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the team is interested in Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield.
“You look at teams like Dallas, Philly, Milwaukee. Those are the types of teams that could definitely use a shooter like Buddy Hield. They’ve had a level of interest in him over the last several months, but of course no deal has happened yet.”
Hield, 30, averaged 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 42.5% from 3-point range across 80 games. He signed a four-year, $86 million extension with the Kings back in 2019, meaning he is in the final year of his deal in 2023-24.
Hield is a seven-year NBA veteran, originally getting his start with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2016 after getting selected sixth overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. He was traded to Sacramento in a deal that sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.
He was later traded to Indian in a deal that sent Hield, Tyrese Haliburton, and Tristan Thompson in exchange for Justin Holiday, Jeremy Lamb, Domantas Sabonis, and a 2023 second-round pick.