Sacramento Kings: All-Decade Team for the 2010’s

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Sixth Man: Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield joins Fox and Bagley as one of the Kings’ current, young, core players to make the cut for the All-Decade team. While Hield began his career as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, he has been a member of the Kings since the Demarcus Cousins trade landed him in Sacramento in early 2017.

While the team felt the sting of losing a franchise-caliber player like Cousins, adding a player like Hield was an exciting return. From the moment he stepped foot in the Golden 1 Center, the former sixth-overall pick did what he had done his entire basketball career — shoot at an elite level.

In just a few seasons in Sacramento, Hield has averaged 17.5 points per game. Even more impressive is his blistering .419 three-point percentage and 87 percent mark as a free throw shooter.

Hield’s range and consistency make him the ideal player for the NBA’s three-point revolution. In fact, the former Oklahoma Sooner’s star is currently in the top 20 scorers in the NBA with an average of 22 points per game.

Hield’s give’s the Kings one of the youngest All-Decade teams in the NBA. He also represents what fans hope will be a bright future and new era of Kings basketball in the 2020s.