Through the first 15 games of the season, Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield hasn't shot the ball too well.
Hield is shooting just 40.9 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from beyond the arc, percentages which are low for Hield — who is one of the best shooters in the league.
However, the Kings guard says he's not worried about his low shooting percentages, as he knows everything will even out once the season ends.
“It’s Game 15,” Hield said, via Jason Jones of The Athletic. “I mean, sometimes you start off slow and after that you pick back up. It might not be good right now, but if we’re in a position where we’re in a playoff situation, eventually I’m going to get to where I need to be, for sure.
“I’m getting the shots; I just need to put them down. I’m shooting the ball confidently — every shot I think I’m going to make. Yeah, the numbers, the shooting percentages don’t look right, but shooting 38 percent from 3 is not bad. But it’s bad for me because people have high expectations for me, and I have really high expectations for myself.
“Once I stay locked in and — I tell you, the shots are going to come. The only thing that matters is the wins right now. As long as we keep winning, making progress, I’m fine with that.”
The Kings are 7-8 on the season. They are looking to make the playoffs this season for the first time since 2006.
For that to happen, Hield is going to have to get his shooting numbers up and start producing like an All-Star. After all, Hield did get a $94 million contract from the Kings in October.