Buddy Hield traded from Philadelphia 76ers to Golden State Warriors, as the busy offseason continues

Basketball: Before making his postseason debut, Buddy Hield played in 632 regular-season games and established himself as one of the NBA's best 3-point shooters.

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Before making his postseason debut, Buddy Hield played in 632 regular-season games and established himself as one of the NBA's best 3-point shooters. He may thank the Philadelphia 76ers for ending his questionable record of the most NBA games in which no active player participated in the postseason. 

If he wants to go there again, he'll have to attempt in California, this time with Stephen Curry. The contract is guaranteed for two years, with $18 million guaranteed, followed by a $3 million partial guarantee in the third year and an unguaranteed player option in the fourth year, according to reports. In exchange, the 76ers acquired a 2031 second-round selection from the Mavericks.

Following Klay Thompson's departure, the Warriors were looking for another reliable perimeter threat. Thompson decided to join the Mavericks as part of a three-year, $50 million pact signed and traded by the Warriors, Mavericks, and Charlotte Hornets. The 76ers will effectively receive a free second-round selection in exchange for facilitating the deal.

On Thursday, the Sixers also announced the signing of Jared McCain, a first-round selection pick. In July, the Duke product will compete in both the Salt Lake City Summer League and the NBA 2K25 Summer League 2024 in Las Vegas. Philadelphia 76ers drafted McCain with the 16th overall choice in last month's draft.

Golden State Warriors are attempting to return to the title chase

Before being moved to Philadelphia in February, Hield began the season with the Indiana Pacers and averaged 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. Although he did not start many games for either side during the regular season, the 31-year-old participated in every game. Hield, who has led the league in 3-pointers made over the previous few years, will join Stephen Curry in the Warriors' backcourt. Hield is a natural pick to succeed Thompson and become the next incarnation of the Splash Brothers since the two have combined for the most 3-pointers made in the previous five seasons.

After missing the playoffs this past season, the 2022 NBA champion Golden State Warriors are attempting to return to the title chase. For the first time since 2001, the 76ers want to go past the second round of the playoffs.

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