2024 Free Agency

Warriors add Buddy Hield via sign-and-trade in massive 6-team deal

Golden State picks up a new sharpshooter to pair with Stephen Curry in veteran marksman Buddy Hield.

Buddy Hield averaged 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists over 84 games with Philadelphia and Indiana last season.

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The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Philadelphia 76ers for Buddy Hield. Hield signs a multi-year deal with a reported two years and $21 million guaranteed, part of the first six-team trade in NBA history. The deal also notably includes Kyle Anderson arriving in the Bay and Klay Thompson heading to the Mavericks.

Mavericks receive:

  • Klay Thompson
  • 2025 second-round pick

Timberwolves receive:

  • 2025 second-round pick
  • 2031 second-round pick swaps
  • cash considerations

Warriors receive:

  • Kyle Anderson
  • Buddy Hield

Nuggets receive:

  • Cash considerations

Hornets receive:

  • Josh Green
  • Reggie Jackson
  • 2029 second-round pick
  • 2030 second-round pick

76ers receive:

  • 2031 second-round pick

Hield, a 31-year-old sharpshooting wing, has hit 200-plus 3-pointers in six straight seasons with a career 3-point shooting percentage of 40% on 7.6 attempts per game. He’s played with the New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, the Pacers and the 76ers since being selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Hield started last season with Indiana and was traded to Philadelphia at the trade deadline.

He joins a Warriors backcourt looking to replace the production of Klay Thompson, who agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks this week after playing his entire career with Golden State. This sign-and-trade deal was worked into the multi-team sign-and-trade deal for Thompson.

Hield and new teammate Stephen Curry lead the NBA in 3-pointers made over the last five seasons.

Hield had been one of the top 3-point shooters in the NBA for years in both volume and makes. He hit at least 260 in four straight seasons with the Sacramento Kings and made a career-high 288 in 2022-203 with the Pacers. He averaged 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season.

The Hield trade will become official after the league’s moratorium on signings is lifted on Saturday, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be announced by NBA rule until that time.

The 76ers on Thursday also announced they signed first-round draft pick Jared McCain. The Duke product is scheduled to participate in July in both the Salt Lake City Summer League and the NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas. McCain was selected by Philadelphia with the No. 16 overall pick in last month’s draft.

Golden State has continued adding to its roster in an offseason that general manager Mike Dunleavy has said will be important to rebuild the team after missing the playoffs. The Warriors and free agent forward Kyle Anderson also completed a three-year, $27 million contract.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.