The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for a supporting player for the coming season and Buddy Hield appears to be one of the more likely additions. It was reported previously that the Lakers and the Kings discussed a potential trade scenario around the 28-year-old shooting guard.
In order for this deal to happen, Sacramento would want to get Kyle Kuzma and possible Montrezl Harrell, who recently described the chances of him using his player option as “50-50”.
“Of all the scenarios for a supporting player believed to be in play, one source to the situation indicated the Hield deal — which would involve forward Kyle Kuzma and would also likely require Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell to opt in to the final year of his deal (worth $9.7 million) and be included — appears the most promising thus far.”
This past season, Hield averaged 16.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per for Sacramento. He has three years left on his contract and is set to earn over $22 million this coming season.