Tagged Buddy Hield

Is This the Moment Where World Basketball Caught Up with U.S.?

For years, we’ve been hearing how the basketball world is catching up with the USA. But is it time to stop couching that in “future-tense” logic and ponder whether it’s happened, even at the highest levels? In 1992, the USA sent hoops pros to the Olympics for the first time, as the “Dream Team” captured…

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Buying, Selling Top Surprises from 2019-20 NBA Season’s Week 1

Week 1 of the 2019 NBA season is officially in the books, and it didn’t take long for certain preseason expectations to go up in smoke. The Golden State Warriors opened the campaign with a pair of blowout losses that raised doubt about whether they’d even make the playoffs this season, while the Phoenix Suns…

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Winners of NBA’s Recent Rookie-Scale Contract Extensions

The 2016 NBA draft class cashed in on Monday. Ahead of the 6 p.m. ET deadline to sign rookie-scale extensions, Buddy Hield, Jaylen Brown, Domantas Sabonis, Dejounte Murray and Taurean Prince came to terms on deals with their respective teams. They joined Ben Simmons (five years, $170 million), Jamal Murray (five years, $170 million), Caris…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Pacific Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Gerald Bourguet (@geraldbourguet) of The Step Back preview the Pacific Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. How will D’Angelo Russell fit next to Stephen Curry? Who starts alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the Los Angeles Clippers? Can Dwight Howard…

Sacramento Kings are Suddenly Deep

Building on their success last season, the Sacramento Kings went into the 2019 offseason with a clear goal to put key veterans around the young players who outperformed expectations last year. This is the next step in their ongoing attempt to put a stop to the league’s longest playoff drought. Rather than take a patient…

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NBA Frontcourts of the Future: Marvin Bagley & Harry Giles

You have probably heard the saying dozens of times, from even the highest-profile basketball analysts on television: “The NBA is a guard-oriented league.” To a large extent, the saying contains a lot of truth. Modernized spacing concepts lead to wider driving lanes, making it easier to be a guard than ever. Crunch time sets still…

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Even Without Playoff Berth, Sacramento Kings Succeeded

The Phoenix Suns find themselves down seven with 32 seconds to go on an electric Saturday night. Their chances are slim, but a quick bucket would tilt the scales more in their favor. Suns guard Devin Booker sprints up the court, then retreats left with Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes on his hip. A pair…

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Buddy Hield’s Fantasy Value Is Real

…As long as he’s not playing the Clippers. Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield is having a breakout season in almost every statistical category. He’s gone from a player who probably wouldn’t have been drafted in smaller leagues, to a strong piece for a fantasy squad that might be performing better than expected. His kryptonite has…

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