As players begin to feel comfortable again in this young season, Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield is also beginning to feel comfortable in his new role with the team.
After a somewhat lackluster 2020-21 campaign and the emergence of No. 12 overall pick Tyrese Haliburton, head coach Luke Walton and the rest of the organization made the decision that Hield and Haliburton should swap roles. Haliburton finished third in last season’s Rookie of the Year award race, prompting his promotion to the starting five. But it also led to Hield’s demotion, or so we thought.