Player Dallas Mavericks could still trade for this offseason: 2. Buddy Hield
The Kings believed they had traded Hield to the Los Angeles on July 29, but the Lakers decided to acquired Russell Westbrook and left Sacramento out in the cold. Later that night, the Kings drafted Davion Mitchell to further crowd their backcourt. Hield is available, but Sacramento is searching for the right deal.
The 28-year-old has three years and $63.6 million remaining on his contract. He is a proven shooter and scorer. Hield averaged over 19 points per game for two straight seasons and is a career 40.6 percent 3-point shooter. He also produced a career-high 3.6 assists per game last season. Buddy Buckets would be fantastic in the Mavs offense and help them return to the top of the league.
Hield is a defensive liability, which complicates the fit. Dallas is attempting to improve their defense, and the 6’4 guard offers little on that end of the floor.
The Dallas Mavericks want talent, and Buddy Hield provides plenty of it. Yes, acquiring him is a risky move, but the Mavs are going to have to take a swing at some point to jump into title contention. Hield may not be the perfect target, but the Mavs could trade for him before training camp begins.