Report: Warriors in ‘serious talks' to acquire Hield on sign-and-trade

Report: Warriors in ‘serious talks’ to acquire Hield on sign-and-trade originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Is another free-agency move on the horizon for the Warriors?

Golden State is in “serious talks” to acquire sharpshooter Buddy Hield in a sign-and-trade deal, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Tuesday night, citing league sources, noting the Philadelphia 76ers and Warriors have been in “deep discussions.”

Charania’s report comes after the departure of Warriors icon Klay Thompson to the Dallas Mavericks on a sign-and-trade deal Monday, and just hours after Golden State added Kyle Anderson Tuesday after also bringing on De’Anthony Melton.

It has been a quiet, albeit somewhat productive, free-agency period for Warriors general manager Mike Dunleavy, but the addition of Hield would provide Golden State with an efficient 3-point shooter who can fill Golden state’s sixth man role.

Following Hield’s trade to the Sixers during the 2023-24 NBA season, the marksman remained effective and hit 38.6 percent of his 6.8 3-point attempts per game between the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia. Hield played in 84 games during the regular season, making him a dependable option who can knock down threes at a 40-percent career clip.

While the Warriors reportedly are eyeing Utah Jazz star forward Lauri Markkanen after missing out on Paul George, Hield could be a good acquisition to complement such a trade.

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