Buddy Hield Sacramento Kings
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The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly improved their offer to the Sacramento Kings to get Buddy Hield via a trade. The 2020 NBA champions added another piece – their 22nd draft pick in this year’s NBA Draft – to their offer.

Via Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer:

“Multiple reports have indicated that the Lakers are interested in a deal for Buddy, and with fewer than 24 hours until the 2021 draft, multiple league sources say Los Angeles has stepped up their efforts by adding the no. 22 pick to a deal that’d include Montrezl Harrell and Kyle Kuzma or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.”

Hield averaged 16.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game for Sacramento this past season.