The Philadelphia 76ers are entering the upcoming offseason looking to make some changes that will help them move further in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. After being swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, Elton Brand may be looking to add Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield.
Rumors and rumblings have connected the 76ers and Hield over the last couple of weeks. Sacramento would likely be willing to trade the young shooter for the right price, as he simply doesn’t seem like part of their long-term plan.
According to a report from Ross from Legion Hoops, the 76ers are indeed interested in trading for Hield this offseason.
As is the case with any rumor not reported by Shams Charania or Adrian Wojnarowski, fans should take this with a grain of salt. However, LegionHoopsRoss has a good track record and has a legitimate following.
Hield would be a very intriguing addition for the 76ers. They need more perimeter shooting and that is exactly what Hield is known for.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Kings, Hield ended up averaging 19.2 points per game to go along with 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He shot 42.9 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 39.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
Making a move for Hield would definitely improve the 76ers’ offense. He would add shooting and doesn’t demand the ball, which would help him fit nicely alongside Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Expect to hear quite a few rumors surrounding Buddy Hield this offseason. The 76ers won’t be the only team interested in him, but they certainly make sense as a potential landing spot.