Sacramento Kings Make Huge Change
The Sacramento Kings are making a huge change.
On Friday, the team announced that it would be altering up its starting lineup in response to a recent losing stretch.
Out as a starter is Buddy Hield. In is Bogdan Bogdanovic.
The funny thing about this move is that it is reportedly what former head coach Dave Joerger wanted all along.
According to Jason Jones of The Athletic, Joerger said from the beginning that Hield would be better off in a sixth man role. Unfortunately, he was overruled by the front office.
The Kings will start Bogdan Bogdanovic in place of Buddy Hield league sources tell @ShamsCharania and myself. The Kings have lost six straight and 15 of 18
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) January 24, 2020
Given the team’s recent losing streak, it appears the front office became more flexible in terms of roster moves.
Hield currently leads the Kings in scoring with 20 per outing. That is the good.
The bad is that he has been extremely inefficient in getting those 20 points – connecting on under 42 percent of his shots.
Sacramento is currently 15-29 through 44 games and sits 14th in the Western Conference.