Tonight we all find out the draft order for the 2016 NBA Draft with the annual NBA Draft Lottery. While many say this is a two player draft (Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram), there is a definite group of talent in that next tier. Buddy Hield likely finds himself in this group of players that have a chance to go anywhere between pick 3 and 9. With this in mind we thought we'd take a look at what teams would be the best fit for Hield as he takes his talents to the NBA.
The Celtics find themselves with the best odds at the 3rd pick in the draft. While it might be a bit early for Hield, Boston was the 3rd worst 3 point shooting team in the NBA last season at 33.5%. Adding Hield to this team gives them a legitimate weapon that can come in and help the Celtics take another step forward in competing at the highest level. While the Celtics might go in a completely different direction (Dragan Bender, trade pick, Jamal Murray), Hield definitely fits.
An NBA franchise could do much worse than building around Towns, Wiggins, and Hield. The Timberwolves will have to sort out their back-court issues with Ricky Rubio and Zach Lavine in order to make Hield fit, but if I were Hield, I would be thrilled to join this team. Also the Timberwolves were tied at 26th in the league for 3 point percentage at 33.8%
The Kings could definitely use Hield, but I wouldn't wish playing for them on my worst enemy. I hope this doesn't happen, as the Kings are the very definition of dysfunction
The Suns have an awfully crowded back court with Bledsoe, Knight, and Booker. Finding minutes in this group would be difficult for Hield. This fit wouldn't be ideal.
New Orleans Pelicans
How about getting to play with Anthony Davis? There are definitely worse things, especially considering the Pelicans are set to most likely use the oft injured shooting guard Eric Gordon to free agency.
What team would you like to see draft Hield? (Don't say Golden State or Oklahoma City as it's not possible)