Sacramento Kings: 15 greatest scorers in franchise history

Chris Webb, Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Pick Analysis. (2017-Present). 12. 84. Scouting Report. SG. Buddy Hield. player

I know, I know. This may be a little high for a player who has only spent three seasons with the organization. But Buddy Hield comes in at No. 12 for a few reasons. Originally drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans, the Kings traded former talisman DeMarcus Cousins for Hield and two draft picks.

Hield was then thrust into a position to help heal a franchise and he has done a great job in that role. His smooth shooting motion has helped ease the pain for many Kings fans and has given them hope for the future. Hield has steadily improved during his stay in Sactown, going from 10.5 points per game in his rookie season to 13.5 in his sophomore season and 20.7 in his third.

Hield’s ability from beyond the arc will help him ascend the team’s record books, as he will continue to put up points for the foreseeable future. His current total of 3,152 points with the Kings is the lowest on this ranking, but it will not stay that way for very long. His mark of 16.9 points per game is not the highest either, but that will only continue to escalate.

His 45.6 field-goal percentage with the Kings is extremely impressive for a player who has only spent three seasons in the league. His 3-point accuracy is otherworldly. Last season, Hield finished fourth in the NBA with 278 3-point field goals and finished seventh in the league with a 42.7 3-point shooting percentage.

Give him another two or three seasons at least and Hield could find himself easily in the top 10 of this ranking.