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Hield improving at Summer League

Hield improving at Summer League
When you’re drafted No. 6 overall, a team isn’t taking a gamble, but the New Orleans Pelicans have to be somewhat excited about what they are seeing so far from Buddy Hield.
Hield, who starred at Oklahoma the past four years, leading the Sooners to the Final 4 in April, seems to be a good fit – at least so far – for the Pelicans.
Through three games, Hield is averaging 19 points, 6.7 rebounds and three assists per game. Sure, he’s shooting just 34.9 percent, but that may be a product of being in the Summer League environment where he doesn’t have a true NBA roster around him.
Hield’s best performance came against Sacramento when he went for a game-high 23 points, including 17 in the third quarter. His worst came against the Lakers, Hield went 5-for-20, including a one-for-eight on 3-pointers.
“That’s horrible,” he told The Times-Picayune. “I had some good looks and I took some tough looks. “The game was a lot faster than I thought it would be, but it’s something I can learn from.”
In his latest game, Hield bounced back a bit, making four 3-pointers in a row against Utah, but also missed his last three 3-pointers and called a timeout the team didn’t have. He finished with 21 points on a 7-of-20 effort.
“I got a little rhythm,” Hield said to ESPN. “It’s bout time. “I’ve been waiting for that to happen all Summer League. I felt better today. I was more calm.”

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