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2016 Houston Rockets Draft Prospect Series: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 2, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Buddy Hield (24) handles the ball during the second half against the Villanova Wildcats in the 2016 NCAA Men
Apr 2, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Buddy Hield (24) handles the ball during the second half against the Villanova Wildcats in the 2016 NCAA Men
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The Houston Rockets enter the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft without a top draft pick by virtue of making the post season. Unfettered the Rockets still hope to nab a star prospect with the potential to effect immediate results.  Over the next month SCS will look at the draft prospects   with a view to team fit and what moves would need to occur to get that pick. Is Buddy Hield a prospect worth trading for?

Draft Prospect:

Specifics:

  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 212 lbs
  • Country: Bahamas – Freeport
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Age: 22
  • Reach: 8’5″
  • Wingspan: 6.9″
  • College or Pro League: Oklahoma, Senior
  • Stat line: 132 Games, 17.4 Points Per Game, 5.0 Rebounds Per Game, 1.9 Assists Per Game

Current Rank:

ESPN Chad Ford: 6th

Draft Express: 7th

NBA Scott Howard Cooper: 7th

Bleacher Report: 4th

The Skills:

Ford lists Buddy Hield‘s best traits as shooting and a high basketball I.Q.

Hield is a scorer but his propensity to play a little manic, turn over the ball and his age have him as one of the guys who may drop in the rankings.  That said, he’s not afraid to take the big shot and shot over 47% from deep this past season.

Honors and Awards:

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As per Wikipedia:

The Fit:

Given the number of guards especially with James Harden occupying the majority of minutes Hield isn’t likely to get much of a look or entice Morey to make a trade for him.

Final Thoughts

Unless Daryl Morey decides to trade Harden Hield won’t be a player Houston would trade to get the pick. Chances of that happening? ZERO.

Be sure to check out our continuing Draft Prospect Series and our Year End Player Reviews!

Next: SCS Roundtable Part 1?

Next: Rockets SCS Roundtable Part 2

Next: Rockets SCS Roundtable Part 3

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