Warriors to acquire Buddy Hield via sign-and-trade with 76ers: Sources

By Shams Charania, Mark Puleo and Anthony Slater

The Golden State Warriors moved to replace one legendary sharpshooter with another, agreeing to a deal with guard Buddy Hield in a sign-and-trade with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to league sources.

Hield’s new contract will be a four-year deal with a fourth-year player option. The Warriors will send a 2031 second-round pick from Dallas back to Philadelphia in return.

Since 2017, the only player to make more 3-pointers than Hield is his new teammate, Steph Curry. Hield will partially fill the role of Curry’s backcourt marksman, a spot previously manned by Klay Thompson since 2011.

Thompson agreed to a three-year deal with the Mavericks on Monday, ending his 13-year run as a core member of the Golden State dynasty.

Hield, 31, averaged 12.2 points in 32 regular-season games with the Sixers, shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from 3. He was acquired by Philadelphia in a deadline move with the Indiana Pacers. He holds career averages of 15.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game on 40 percent shooting from 3 since 2016-17.

He chose the Warriors over other offers to have an opportunity to win, per league sources. He and fellow recent signee Kyle Anderson will be slotted into Thompson’s trade exception, which the Warriors opened by making Thompson’s departure a sign-and-trade. They received the 2031 Dallas second-rounder (which was sent to Philadelphia) and a 2025 least favorable pick between the Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia 76ers to complete that Thompson deal.

The Hield deal will be roped into a five-team trade, per league sources, stemming from Thompson’s move to Dallas.

Hield has shot over 40 percent from 3 in three seasons, most recently in 2022-23 with the Pacers. In 2020-21, he hit four 3s per game, the third most in the league.

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