Five biggest surprises of 2016 NBA Draft

As expected, Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram were the first two picks of the 2016 NBA Draft. After that, we got more than a few surprises thrown our way. Some where mildly surprising, while others were borderline jaw-droppers. In some cases, the big surprises were who got drafted, or who didn’t. In other cases, the surprise came in the form of a trade. Now that the first round...
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Kobe mentoring draft prospect Hield

Buddy Hield may not know where he’s going to be drafted. But the University of Oklahoma star is seeking advice from a great source — Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Fame guard has been counseling the soon-to-be NBA rookie. “He’s been a huge influence with the way he told me to approach the game,” Hield said, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “He said that, ...
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Buddy Hield: ‘Why not call on me to fill in Kobe’s spot?’

The Los Angeles Lakers own the second pick in the NBA draft next week, and many have them taking one of two players: Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram. Both are promising prospects, but Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield thinks he can be the guy to replace Kobe Bryant, who retired at the end of last season after two decades with the Lakers. “This is what the franchise needs,” Hield said...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Shooting Guards

Shooting guard is probably the deepest position in this draft class, with a few guys likely to go in the second round who could potentially develop into high impact rotation players down the line. But much like point guard, there is very little superstar potential, with Mega Leks' Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot as the only guy who has shown flashes of a fully-rounded skill-set. As far...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings ‘praying’ Hield falls to them at No. 8

The Sacramento Kings are facing a pretty extensive rebuild of their team, and they reportedly have someone in mind with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft. According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Kings are “praying” that Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield is there for them with the 8th pick, and both GM Vlade Divac and owner Vivek Ranadive are extremely high on the player. Hield projects as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield drains 85 of 100 three-pointers during workout

The 2016 NBA Draft is just around the corner, and top prospects such as Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield are currently working out for teams. Hield reportedly worked out for the Celtics earlier this week, and he made most of the three-pointers he attempted, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Boston Celtics worked out both Buddy Hield and also Marquese Chriss today in California, source...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Oklahoma Shows Off Remodeled Office, Featuring Awesome Blake Griffin, Buddy Hield Posters

Oklahoma is definitely a football school, but in the last decade it has produced two of college basketball’s biggest starts. Forward Blake Griffin took home every major national player of the year award in 2009, and this past season Buddy Hield won the Naismith, Associate Press, Wooden, Oscar Robertson, and Sporting News awards. In April, Oklahoma posted an awesome comparison...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield lands multi-year Nike endorsement

One of the best scorers in the nation has landed a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike. On Saturday, The Vertical’s Nick DePaula reported former Oklahoma Sooners star guard Buddy Hield, who is projected to be a lottery pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, recently agreed to the deal. Many expect the 2015-16 Naismith College Player of the Year to be selected in the top ten of this month’s...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Buddy Hield Bombs 3-Pointers From Well Beyond The NBA Line

Whichever team drafts Oklahoma star guard Buddy Hield is hoping to get a player that can step in and score from deep right away. The 2015-16 college player of the year has drawn some extremely unfair comparisons to NBA MVP Steph Curry, which is a big stretch at this point, but he can certainly fill it up from downtown. For those wondering if he’ll have trouble adjusting to NBA...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield posts heartfelt note to Sooners fans

Oklahoma didn’t end the season on a high note after this past Saturday’s loss to Villanova, but all things considered, it was a special year for the Sooners. Monday, star shooting guard Buddy Hield took to Twitter to reflect on this past season and acknowledge fans for their support. Hield, who is headed to the NBA and is likely to be a lottery pick, posted a long, heartfelt...
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April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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