News broke Wednesday that Buddy Hield is frustrated with the Sacramento Kings and may request a trade this offseason. This comes after signing a four-year, $94 million extension with the Kings before the start of the season. If Hield indeed demands his way out of Sacramento there are several teams that should try hard to acquire him this offseason, due to his offensive prowess and ability to knock down the deep ball.
3. New York Knicks
The Knicks remain a total disaster after a failed attempt to land stars this past summer. Trading for Hield would be a nice, realistic move that would add a shooter to a team ranked near the bottom of the NBA in scoring this year. The team invested in its frontcourt this past year and Hield would add an All-Star caliber shooter to the backcourt.
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers added Andre Drummond at the trade deadline and appear eager to speed up what has at times looked like a directionless rebuild. The team could trade a large contract to the Kings in exchange for Hield, who would start immediately and play in front of upstart rookie Kevin Porter Jr. The team has looked lost on offense at times and Hield would finally get his wish of being the go-to guy for a team.
1. Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers want to compete for as many titles as possible with LeBron James and Anthony Davis in town. Adding Hield to the mix would make the team younger and would give the offense a spot-up shooter similar to what James had in Cleveland with Kyle Korver. The drive-and-kicks would be nonstop and the Lakers would get better without having to compete in free agency.