SACRAMENTO -- Buddy Hield has been a revelation for the Sacramento Kings this season. From the moment he arrived for training camp, the third-year guard looked ready to take a leap.
Hield came into Saturday evening needing just two 3-pointers to tie Peja Stojakovic’s franchise record of 240 makes in a season.
It took less than five seconds for Hield to hit his first triple of the game, to draw within one of the record.
Buddy hit a three before the Litty Committee had a chance to sit down 👌 pic.twitter.com/TdxlefrTey— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) March 24, 2019
Hield tied Stojakovic’s mark midway through the second quarter and then broke it moments later.
The 26-year-old guard has a shot at an NBA record this season as well. Counting the three on Saturday, Hield needs just 35 more to surpass All-Star Damian Lillard’s mark of 599 makes through the first three seasons of his career.
Hield is a strong candidate for the NBA’s Most Improved Player this year. He’s averaging 20.8 points on 46.1 percent from the floor and 43 percent from behind the arc on the season. In addition, he’s posted 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 32.1 minutes per game for Sacramento.