Hield had 21 points (7-12 FG, 5-9 3PT, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 23 minutes off the bench during Friday's 98-81 win at Chicago.
Hield moved to the bench for the first time this season and it seems the move paid off as he shot more than 50 percent from the field for just the second time Dec. 15. That said, the talented shooting guard is still making just 43.4 percent of his field-goal attempts. Even though he is a natural volume scorer, there's no question he needs to improve his efficiency moving forward. He should remain out of the starting five ahead of Monday's matchup at Minnesota. Yesterday 12:13 pm (EST)
- Hield will come off the bench Friday against Chicago, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
- Hield scored 14 points (6-16 FG, 2-9 3PT, 0-1 FT) and added four rebounds, five assists and two steals in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 127-106 loss to Detroit.
- Hield finished with 20 points (7-19 FG, 5-17 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks in 43 minutes Monday in the Kings' 118-113 overtime loss to the Heat. All Buddy Hield News
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