Buddy Hield to the Lakers? 3 ways Hield can help the Lakers

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Elite 3-point shooting

If there is one thing you can guarantee that Buddy Hield is going to do for a team, he is going to shoot the 3-Ball.  With a career 3-point percentage of 41.1%, he gives the Lakers an elite 3-point shooter who is going to give the entire Lakers team even more room to operate in.

His marksmanship from the 3-point line is so lethal that if left open all the time, he has the potential to go for 30 a night. With the Kings, Hield is being zeroed in on and while still hitting the 3-point shot at an elite level., it is scary to think that next to LeBron James and Anthony Davis he will be given even more room.

Danny Green has been vocal that he has never gotten better looks in his entire career. That should be music to Buddy Hields ears.

If left unattended, Hield will destroy teams for the purple and gold.

Hield isn’t afraid to chuck the ball up, unlike Green who waits for his shots in the flow of the offense.

This is perfect for the purple and gold as they have an extra weapon in order to punish opposing teams.

What the Lakers lose in terms of the defense in which Danny Green provides, they get back in sheer points per game that Hield will provide.

With JaVale McGee, Danny Green, Talen Horton-Tucker, and the 28th pick going the other way, you may ask, how will the Lakers rebound in terms of the lost personnel?

Early indications would suggest that DeMarcus Cousins could be making a return to the purple and gold in the Summer of 2020. That would automatically allow the Lakers to upgrade the position.

Hield would obviously be a clear upgrade over Danny Green and the Lakers wouldn’t struggle to find players to help them for a cheap price.

Players that automatically come to mind are former 2nd overall pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and former 4th overall pick Josh Jackson. Both players are struggling in the NBA and landing on a veteran-laden team with quality stars like LeBron and AD as well as a vastly experienced coaching and development staff could allow for each player to push their skills to the next level.

It would be also quite easy for the Lakers to find ring chasers who are coming towards the end of their career to fill out the bench.

The advantages of being a Championship caliber team.