Buddy Off to Historic Start from Three-Point Range
The Kings guard has joined elite company after his first two seasons in the Association.
Even in the early stages of his NBA career, Buddy Hield has proven that he is amongst the top three-point scorers in the league.
In his first two seasons, Hield has knocked down a combined 324 shots from beyond the arc. As noted by Andy Bailey on Twitter, this puts Buddy Buckets higher than the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and others.
Top 10 in 3s made during a player's 1st 2 NBA seasons
1-Damian Lillard (403)
2-Buddy Hield (324)
3-Klay Thompson (322)
4-Stephen Curry (317)
5-Damon Stoudamire (309)
6-Kyle Korver (307)
7-Nick Van Exel (306)
8-Ben Gordon (300)
9-Luther Head (290)
10-Kirk Hinrich (289)
— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) July 10, 2018
Last season, Hield drained 43.1 percent of his attempts from long range, good for 10th best in the NBA. Buddy’s deadeye shooting also came up huge throughout the season for Sacramento, as he drilled several clutch buckets in closing situations.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) November 26, 2017
Buddy Buckets sends it to OT! pic.twitter.com/pBc8dySWVr
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) December 9, 2017
BUDDY. BUCKETS. pic.twitter.com/PXCVZNdphr
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 2, 2018
Hield will look to continue his hot shooting ways in his second full season with the Kings this upcoming year.