Boston Celtics target No. 1) Buddy Hield
For the better part of what seems like the past millennium, the Boston Celtics have struggled to find any consistent contributions from their bench rotation, particularly when it comes to its scoring output.
Of course, this season has proven to be no different from this narrative for they currently place 28th in the league in points, 22nd in field goal percentage, and dead last in offensive rating.
Because of this, it’s clear that Stevens and co. should be seriously interested in looking into adding players who can help boost the team’s offensive production off the pine, and perhaps no other player potentially available on the open market can manage to have a complete 180 impact quite like Buddy Hield could.
Though he may be trapped on the roster for the lowly Sacramento Kings, the sixth-year wing has once again found himself balling, leading the charge for the team’s third-ranked bench scoring unit with 15.6 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds, and two assists on 38.5 percent shooting from deep on 9.3 attempts.
A true offensive spark-plug, Hield’s type of playstyle has the potential to fit in flawlessly as he is a willing isolation scorer who can go out and create looks and opportunities for himself while also proving capable of shinning whilst playing off-ball in catch-and-shoot scenarios where he boasts an effective field goal percentage of 61.1 on the year.
Recently, Boston was described as being an ‘intriguing landing spot’ for the 29-year-old and we couldn’t agree more.
In fact, we believe an acquisition of Buddy Hield could help benefit both parties in tremendous ways.