Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers
Depending on how the backcourt opposite of Jalen Brunson plays out at the start of the season for the New York Knicks, there’s going to be the possibility of the team making a move for a more established option. If that’s something the Knicks are opening to, Buddy Hield could emerge as an option for the Knicks at the NBA Trade Deadline. At this point, it’s impossible to predict what the plan is going to be for Hield after the Indiana Pacers signed Bruce Brown this summer and with the continued development of Bennedict Mathurin.
If he does become somewhat of an odd man out, which wouldn’t be all that surprising considering he’s entering into the final year of his contract with the Pacers, Hield emerging as a trade deadline candidate would probably be the likely scenario heading into the season. The Knicks could explore that option for a player that is almost a certainty on the offensive end of the floor.
This past season with the Pacers, Hield averaged 17 points and five rebounds on 46 percent shooting from the field and 43 percent shooting from 3-point range.