Splash Buddies: Buddy Hield set to join Stephen Curry, Warriors–reports

Published July 5, 2024, 11:30 AMPao Ambat

Buddy Hield played a league-high 84 regular season games last season, exceeding the typical 82-game limit as a result of a midseason trade that sent him from the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers.

As one Splash Brother left, another Splash Buddy came on board. 

Veteran sharpshooter Buddy Hield is set to join the Golden State Warriors on a sign-and-trade deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, multiple reports confirmed. 

The new deal Hield will receive is reportedly a four-year contract that will pay him a guaranteed $18 million over the first two seasons, per NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. 


 Golden State picked up perhaps their biggest offseason signing yet, adding another shooter to pair up with superstar Stephen Curry in Hield, who is shooting 40% from deep on 7.6 attempts per game in his career. 


 The 202 NBA All-Star three-point champion averaged 12.2 points in 32 regular-season games last season with the Sixers, shooting 42.6% from the field and 38.9% from deep.


Earlier this week, the Dubs waived veteran point guard Chris Paul, leading him to the San Antonio Spurs. Four-time NBA champion Klay Thompson also left to join the Dallas Mavericks in a sign-and-trade deal, ending his 13-year stay with the squad in a truly end of an era moment.

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Curry even paid tribute to his Splash Brother in Thompson, who he formed a historic partnership in Golden State that resulted to four titles together in the last eight years.

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Hield, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, has hit 200-plus three-pointers in six straight seasons across various stints with the New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and just last season, with the Indiana Pacers and the 76ers.

He has shot over 40 percent beyond the arc in three seasons, most recently in 2022-23 with the Pacers. In 2020-21, he hit four triples per game, the third most in the league.


A couple of days ago, the Warriors added veteran defenders in Kyle Anderson and De’Anthony Melton to the squad.

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