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Indiana Pacers | #24 | Guard











6'4" | 220lb | 29 years

Player Bio


TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES: Selected in the first round (6th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans out of the University of Oklahoma ... Signed a multi-year contract with New Orleans (7/22/16) ... Acquired by the Kings from New Orleans along with Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round selection (10th overall) and a 2017 second round pick for DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi (2/20/17) ... Had team option exercised extending contract with Sacramento (10/30/17) ... Had team option exercised extending contract with Sacramento (10/26/18) ... Signed a multi-year contract extension with Sacramento (10/21/19). NBA HONORS/AWARDS: Named to the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie First Team ... Earned Rookie of the Month honors in December 2016 and March 2017 ... Selected to play for the World at the 2017 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge ... Competitor in the 2018 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge ... Member of the World Team during the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge ... 3rd place finish in the 3-point contest at the 2019 All-Star Weekend ... 2020 NBA 3-point Champion at All-Star weekend. NBA CAREER: Averaging 16.0 ppg (.435 FG%, .406 3pt%, .863 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.8 spg and 28.9 mpg in 387 career NBA games (264 starts) over four seasons with two teams: New Orleans (2016-17) and Sacramento (2016-21) ... Recorded his 800th career 3-pointer in 296 career games making him the quickest player to 800 career made 3s ... First in 3-point field goals per game (3.0), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.417), third in free throw percentage (.868) and fourth in total 3-point field goals made (757) among franchise leaders. 2020-21 (Sacramento): Averaging 16.6 ppg (.406 FG%, .391 3pt%, .846 FT%), 4.7 rpg, 3.6 apg, 0.9 steals and 34.3 mpg in 71 games (71 starts) during the 2020-21 season ... Missed one game due to illness at NOP (4/12) ... Scored 30 or more points in 1 game ... Scored 20 points or more in 21 games ... Scored 10 points or more in 59 games ... Hit six three pointers or more in 13 games this season ... Hit five three pointers or more in a game 31 times this season ... Ranks 2nd in the NBA in 3-point field goals made with 282 ... Ironman streak of 272 games ended at NOP (4/12) due to illness. 2019-20 (Sacramento): Averaged 19.2 ppg (.429 FG%, .394 3pt%, .846 FT%), 4.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 0.9 spg and 30.8 mpg in 72 games (44 starts) ... As a starter, averaged 20.0 ppg (.416 FG%, .360 3pt%, .816 FT%), 5.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 0.9 spg and 34.4 mpg in 44 games ... As a reserve, averaged 17.9 ppg (.454 FG%, .451 3pt%, .921 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 spg and 25.1 mpg in 28 games ... Made 800th 3-point field goal of his career on Feb. 8 vs. San Antonio in his 296th career game, the fewest number of games needed in NBA history; on Mar. 3 vs. Washington, Hield surpassed Damian Lillard (828) for the most 3s through a player’s first four seasons as he ended 2019-20 with 873 career 3-pointers made ... Passed Mike Bibby 3rd all-time in 3-point field goals made in franchise history on Aug. 11 vs. New Orleans ... With 271 total 3s this season, became third player in NBA history with 270+ 3-pointers in back-to-back season; joins Stephen Curry (3, 2014-17) and James Harden (2, 2018-20) ... Second most made 3-point field goals in a single season in franchise history ... Tied his franchise record of consecutive contests with five or more 3-point field goals, making five treys or more in four straight games from Dec. 8 to 13, 2019 ... Set the single-season franchise mark for games with five or more 3s, netting 25 games with five or more makes from beyond the arc ... Had three games with nine or more 3-point field goals as he was one of four players this season with three or more games knocking down nine-plus 3s along with James Harden, Damian Lillard and Duncan Robinson; he’s one of six in league history (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson) ... Set new career-highs in assists and steals per game ... Ranked second in total 3-pointers (271) and third in 3s (3.8) and 36th in points per game among season league leaders ... Led Sacramento in points in 19 games, in rebounds in seven games and in assists in 10 games ... Scored in double figures in 65 games, including 38 games with 20+ points, five games with 30+ points and two games with 40 points or more; he became the eighth player in franchise history with multiple 40-point games in a single season ... Had a 10-game streak with 20+ points from Nov. 25 to Dec. 13, 2019, the longest of his career and longest by a Kings player since DeMarcus Cousins (10 games, 12/12/16-1/18/17) ... Collected 10+ rebounds twice ... Recorded two double-doubles ... Top Single-Game Performances: Shot 10-of-19 from the floor, including 6-for-12 from beyond the arc for 28 points to go with five rebounds at Phoenix (10/23/19) setting the franchise record for 3s made in a season opener ... Went 14-for-24 from the field and knocked in seven 3s for 35 points to go with six rebounds, four steals and two assists in a win vs. Boston (11/17/19), as he became just the second player to score 35 points, make 7 3s and record four steals against the Celtics ... Posted 41 points, including 30 in the second half, as he went 15-for-26 from the field, including 11-for-21 from 3-point range setting the single-game franchise records in makes and attempts from beyond the arc at Boston (11/25/19); he became just the 10th player in NBA history to make 11 3-pointers in a single outing ... Recorded 34 points and a career-high 12 rebounds on 14-of-23 shooting vs. New York (12/13/19) ... Scored a career-high 42 points going 14-of-24 from 3-point range, including 20 points in the fourth quarter alone on a perfect 6-of-6, including 5-of-5 from beyond the arc, to go with five rebounds and three assists in a 27-point comeback win at Minnesota (1/27/20) as he became the third player in NBA history to score 40 points and make nine 3-pointers as a reserve; according to ESB, he joins Kobe Bryant as the only two players over the last 20 seasons with 20+ points in the fourth quarter while going perfect from the floor in a win where their team trailed by 25+ points; second most points by a Kings reserve in a single game in team history as he had the only 40-point game by a reserve this season ... Posted 31 points, six rebounds and five assists as he went 11-for-17 from the field and 9-of-10 from beyond the arc in a win vs. San Antonio (2/8/20) ... Dished out a career-high nine assists while scoring 22 points at Dallas (2/12/20). 2018-19 (Sacramento): Averaged 20.7 ppg (.458 FG%, .427 3pt%, .886 FT%), 5.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.7 spg, 0.4 bpg and 31.9 mpg in 82 games (82 starts) ... One of 14 players in NBA history to shoot .450% from the field, .425% from beyond the arc and .885% from the free throw line or higher for a single season while meeting the minimum qualifiers of 300 field goals made, 82 3-pointers made and 125 free throws made; one of four players to accomplish the feat this season ...Fifth player in NBA history to average 7.0 or more 3-point attempts while making at least .425% of those attempts ... Set the franchise single-season 3-point record with 278 makes from distance as he is one of five players in league history with 275+ 3-pointers in a single season; seventh most 3-pointers in a season by a player; holds the record for most 3s made in a player’s third season ... One of two players in franchise history with 240 3-point field goals made along with Peja Stojakovic who had 240 3s during the 2003-04 season ... Made five 3-pointers in four consecutive games from Dec. 17 to Dec. 23, 2018, setting a new franchise record for straight games with five or more 3-point field goals; also had two games in a row with seven 3-pointers on Mar. 21 and 23 marking the first time in team history a player had back-to-back games with seven 3s ... Knocked down five or more shots from 3-point distance in 22 games last season, the most by a player in franchise history ... Set new career-highs in points, rebounds, assists and blocks per game while shooting a career-high .886% from the free throw line ... Ranked seventh in 3-point field goal percentage, eighth in free throw percentage and 28th in points per game in the NBA ... Led the Kings in scoring 36 times, rebounding seven times and assists four times ... Scored in double figures in 78 games, tied for the fourth most double digit scoring games league-wide while scoring 20+ points in 44 games and 30 or more points in seven games ... Totaled 10 points or better in 34 straight games (12/30/18-3/17/19) and 30 straight game (20/24-12/26/18) ... Grabbed 10+ rebounds in three games ... Recorded three double-doubles ... Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded his first career double-double with 25 points and a career-high 11 rebounds while also setting a career-high in defensive rebounds as he grabbed all 11 boards were on the defensive end in a win at Orlando (10/30/18) ... Grabbed 10 rebounds to go with 15 points and three assists for his second career double-double in a win vs. Minnesota (11/9/18) ... Scored a career-best 37 points on 11-of-25 shooting as he shot 7-for-14 from 3-point range to go with six rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Oklahoma City (12/19/18) ... Totaled 32 points going 12-for-21 from the floor, including a career-high eight 3-pointers vs. Golden State (1/5/19) ... Notched 35 points, including 15 fourth quarter points, in addition to nine rebounds and three assists as he went 13-for-22 from the field and 7-of-9 from beyond the arc while making the game-winning 3-pointer at Detroit (1/19/19) as he was one of two players (CJ McCollum, 2/25/19) to score 35 points in a game while making at least seven 3-pointers while taking nine or 3-point field goal attempts ... Posted 20 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double vs. Houston (2/6/19) ... Made a career-high 14 field goals finishing with 34 points, four rebounds and a career-high tying seven assists at Boston (3/14/19) ... Went 9-for-9 from the charity stripe setting a new career-high in free throws made and tying his career-high in free throw attempts as he posted 32 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Milwaukee (2/27/19). 2017-18 (Sacramento): Averaged 13.5 ppg (.446 FG%, .431 3pt%, .877 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg and 25.3 mpg in 80 games (13 starts) ... As a starter, averaged 12.5 ppg (.394 FG%, .362 3pt%, .923 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.9 spg and 25.6 mpg in 13 games ... As a reserve, averaged 13.7 ppg (.457 FG%, .445 3pt%, .868 FT%), 3.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg and 25.3 mpg in 67 games ... Ranked ninth in 3-point field goal percentage among league leaders ... Led the Kings in scoring 14 times, rebounding six times and assists seven times ... Scored in double figures in 60 games, including 20 points or more in 13 contests ... Recorded five steals in one game ...Missed two games ... Inactive in two games due to a right ankle sprain (11/18/17, 11/20/17) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Scored 14 points and snagged a career-high five steals in the third quarter to fall one steal shy of the franchise quarter steals record at Phoenix (10/23/17) ... Went 7-for-9 from beyond the arc for 27 points, including 16 in the final quarter alone vs. the LA Clippers (11/25/17) ... Notched 19 points as he went 8-of-13 from the field and grabbed eight defensive rebounds and had nine total rebounds vs. Oklahoma City (2/22/18) ... Posted 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting and grabbed six rebounds to go with three steals in a win vs. Miami (3/14/18). 2016-17 (New Orleans/Sacramento): An NBA All-Rookie First Team selection after he averaged 10.6 ppg (.426 FG%, .391 3pt%, .842 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.1 bpg and 23.0 mpg in 82 games (55 starts) ... As a starter, averaged 11.4 ppg (.430 FG%, .415 3pt%, .824 FT%), 3.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.5 spg and 25.6 mpg in 55 games ... As a reserve, averaged 8.8 ppg (.417 FG%, .330 3pt%, .880 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.4 spg and 17.8 mpg in 27 games ... Traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to Sacramento along with Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and a 2017 first-round draft selection on Feb. 20, 2017 in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi ... Averaged 8.6 ppg (.393 FG%, .369 3pt%, .879 FT%), 2.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.1 bpg and 20.4 mpg in 57 games (37 starts) with New Orleans ... As a starter for New Orleans, averaged 9.2 ppg (.401 FG%, .420 3pt%, 18-21 FT), 3.3 rpg, 1.6 apg and 22.8 mpg in 37 games ... As a reserve for New Orleans, averaged 7.4 ppg (.377 FG%, .266 3pt%, 11-12 FT), 2.3 rpg, 0.9 apg and 15.7 mpg in 20 games ... Averaged 15.1 ppg (.480 FG%, .428 3pt%, .814 FT%), 4.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.8 spg and 29.1 mpg in 25 games (18 starts) with Sacramento ... As a starter for Sacramento, averaged 16.0 ppg (.470 FG%, .407 3pt%, .800 FT%), 4.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.8 spg and 31.2 mpg in 18 games ... As a reserve for Sacramento, averaged 12.9 ppg (.516 FG%, .500 3pt%, 11-13 FT), 2.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.9 spg, and 23.6 mpg in seven games ... First Kings rookie to make the All-Rookie First Team since DeMarcus Cousins’ 2010-11 rookie campaign ... Earned Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December after he averaged 10.6 ppg (.435 FG%, .478 3pt%, .889 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg and 22.3 mpg in 16 games as he led West rookies in scoring during the final month of the calendar year ... Paced all rookies in 3-pointers made (148) and ranked third in scoring and fourth in 3-point field goal percentage among qualified rookies ... Won Rookie of the Month in March after he averaged 14.1 ppg (.483 FG%, .425 3pt%, .840 FT%), 4.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.1 bpg, and 28.2 mpg in 16 games (12 starts) over the course of March ... Scored 10+ points in 45 games, including 20 or more points in six games and 30+ points in one outing ... Top Single-Game Performances: Totaled 21 points and four rebounds as he went 8-for-17 from the field and a season-high 5-of-8 from 3-point range in a win vs. Indiana (12/15/16) ... Recorded 17 points), six boards and one steal in a win vs. LA Clippers (12/28/16) ... Recorded 16 points and six rebounds as he shot 6-for-10 from the field in a win during his Kings debut vs. Denver (2/23/17) ... Scored 21 points while adding four rebounds, two assists and one steal vs. Milwaukee (3/22/17) ... Recorded 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists vs. Golden State (3/24/17) ... Grabbed seven rebounds and added 15 points, scoring 11 in the fourth alone, including a pivotal sequence where he knocked down 3-pointers on backto- back possessions after stealing the inbounds pass in a historical win at the LA Clippers (3/26/17) ... Set a then career-high 30 points going 12-for-20 from the floor and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc as he also pulled down five rebounds in a win during the team’s home season finale vs. Phoenix (4/11/17).


31.7 mpg in 132 career collegiate games (118 starts) ... One of two players to win the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year award two times ... Finished as the all-time leading scorer in Big 12 history and ranks fourth in field goals (783) and third 3-pointers made (349) in conference annals ... Most points in Big 12 competition in conference history with 1,202 points as he holds the top spot on the conference’s 3-pointer leaders list with 195 makes from 3-point range against Big 12 opponents ... 14 games with 30+ points in his career, setting the Big 12 record ... Scored 2,291 career points, second all-time in program history behind only Wayman Tisdale (2,661) and ranks first in OU history in career 3-pointers made (349) ... Fifth in career free thrown percentage in Oklahoma’s Men’s Basketball history ... As a senior, averaged 25.0 ppg (.501 FG%, .457 3pt%, .880 FT%), 5.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg, 0.5 bpg and 35.4 mpg in 37 games (37 starts) ... Became only the third player in Big 12 history to average 25.0 and 5.0 rebounds in a season as he was the only player in the country to average at least 25.0 points and 5.0 rebounds Made 147 3-pointers in 2015-16, which ranks seventh in NCAA history for the most 3s in a single season ... His 925 total points were the most in a single season in the Big 12 record book as his 448 points in Big 12 games is the fourth-most ever for one season ... Set the Big 12 records for total 3s made in a single season and 3-pointers made in Big 12 contests in a single season ... Most 3-point field goals and second most points in a single season in Sooner basketball history while shooting the third highest 3-point field goal percentage in OU’s single season record books ... Winner of numerous National Player of the Year awards as a senior, including the Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy and John R. Wooden Award, which honors the NCAA’s top player as well as earning Sporting News Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year ... Also captured the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award as well as consensus All-America First Team, Big 12 Player of the Year, All-Big 12 First Team and All-Big 12 Academic Second Team honors ... Also named to the 2016 NCAA Tournament All-region Team and All-Big 12 Tournament Team ... Among nation’s leaders, ranked second in scoring, first in 3-pointers per game (3.97) and sixth in 3-point field goal percentage ... Led Oklahoma to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and to fifth Final Four berth in program history after he averaged 25.2 ppg (.532 FG%, .417 3pt%, .786 FT%), 6.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.4 bpg and 37.6 mpg in five tournament games (5 starts) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Totaled 30 points, five steals, two rebounds, two assists and one block in a win vs. Oral Roberts (12/12/15) ... Scored a careerhigh 46 points going 13-for-23 from the field, including eight 3-pointers to go with eight rebounds and seven assists at Kansas (1/4/16) for the seventh most points in a single game in OU history, third most in a single game in Big 12 conference play history and tied for the most ever by a KU opponent inside Allen Fieldhouse ... Recorded his only double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in an NCAA Tournament win over Texas A&M (3/24/16) ... Scored 37 points as he shot 13-of-20 from the floor and 8-for-13 from 3-point range in a tournament win over Oregon (3/26/16) guiding the Sooners to a Final Four appearance for the first time since 2001-02 season ... As a junior, he was awarded Big 12 Player of the Year after he averaged 17.4 ppg (.412 FG%, .359 3pt%, .823 FT%), 5.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.2 bpg and 32.4 mpg in 35 games (35 starts) ... Third most 3-pointers made (259) Third-Team All-American selected by the AP and NABC ... One of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award and one of five finalists for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the year Award ... First player in the 19-year history of the Big 12 to be named Player of the Year, lead the league in scoring and be named to the Academic All-Conference First Team ... An All-Big 12 Tournament selection ... Led the Big 12 with 2.7 3-pointers per outing in Big 12 play ranked first in league in scoring (18.5 ppg) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Set school and Big 12 records for 3-point attempts without a miss as he went 7-for-7 from beyond the arc finishing with 25 points and seven rebounds in the season opener against Southeastern Louisiana (11/16/14) ... Tied a Big 12 conference play record for consecutive field goals made as he went 10-for-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from 3-point range for 27 points in a win vs. Oklahoma State (1/17/15) ... Recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds in a win vs. TCU (2/28/15) ... As a sophomore he was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection after he accrued averages of 16.5 ppg (.445 FG%, .386 3pt%, .750 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 spg and 32.1 mpg in 33 games (33 starts) ... Sixth most 3-pointers made (93) in a single season in program history ... Led team and ranked 10th in Big 12 in points per game ... Also second in the Big 12 in steals per game and sixth in 3-point percentage ... Averaged 17.5 points and 3.5 3-pointers in conference competition, ranking eighth and tied for first in the Big 12, respectively ... Top Single-Game Performances: Notched his first career double-double with 12 points, 10 rebound sand two steals in a win over George Mason (12/8/13) ... Made eight shots on 18 attempts, including going 6-of-12 from downtown for 22 points to go with five boards, one assist and one steal in a win vs. Iowa State (1/11/14) ... Posted 30 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals as he went 10-for-18 on field goals and 5-of-8 on 3-point tries at Iowa State (2/1/14) ... As a freshman, averaged 7.8 ppg (.388 FG%, .238 3pt%, .833 FT%), 4.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg and 25.1 mpg in 27 games (13 starts) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a season-high 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting in a win at Texas-Arlington (11/16/12) ... Grabbed 11 rebounds to go with nine points and two steals vs. Stephen F. Austin (12/18/12) ... Totaled 12 points, four boards, four assists, two steals and two blocks in a win vs. Oklahoma State (1/12/13). BAHAMAS NATIONAL TEAM: Averaging 20.2 ppg (.414 FG%, .340 3pt%, .793 FT%), 7.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.7 spg and 29.2 mpg in six games for the Bahamas in international play ... Averaged 21.0 ppg (.395 FG%, .286 3pt%, 6-7 FT), 10.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg and 32.9 mpg in two games for his home country during the 2017 FIBA Americas Qualifiers ... Averaged a tournament-leading19.8 ppg (.426 FG%, .385 3pt%, .773 FT%), 6.0 rpg, 1.8 apg 1.8 spg, 0.5 bpg and 27.3 mpg in four games for the Bahamas during the 2014 Centrobasket Championship. HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 22.7 points, (.391 FG%, .348 3pt%, .838 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game during his senior season at Sunrise Christian Academy as he was a four-star recruit that ranked 86th nationally among the class of 2012 by ... For the shooting guard position, Rivals listed him at 17 among top recruits playing shooting guard ... Helped his team finish the 2011-12 season with a record of 23-4 ... During his junior season, averaged 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game as he guided his team to a 24-4 record and a National Association of Christian Athletes national title; he was named the tournament MVP ... Hield moved from the Bahamas to Kansas to play at Sunrise Christian Academy after coach Kyle Lindsted discovered him at a basketball showcase in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas ... While still in his home nation, Hield led Jack Hayward High School to a victory in the Grand Bahamas High School Championships earning All Bahamian Brand All Bahamian Selection honors ... He was first featured during high school by a basketball magazine from the Bahamas, The All Bahamian Brand, who previously touted Hield as the best eighth-grade basketball player in the Bahamas.


Full name is Chavano Rainer Hield ... Parents are Jackie Swann and Richard Bryanen...Has three brothers and three sisters ... Moved to the United States in 2010 ... Has the Buddy Hield Foundation whose goal is to reach kids because they are the future ... Created a GoFundMe page to help victims in the Bahamas affected by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in 2019 as a means to provide basic necessities and any left over funds went to individuals and families who will need help rebuilding their lives; Hield donated $100,000 of his own money to the Hurrican Dorian Relief ... Hosts multiple camps during the summers, including his Hope 24 Basketball Clinic in Nassau, the Buddy Hield Basketball Camp in Rocklin, California and the Buddy Hield Camp in Wichita, Kansas ... Hield ran track in high school and was a middledistance runner typically participating in the 400- or 800-meter races as well as the one-mile run ... His last recorded time in the 800-meter run was 1:55 ... His mother also ran track ... Majored in Human Relations at Oklahoma ... @buddyhield on Twitter.