Buddy Hield Warriors sign-and-trade: Has Golden State found its new Klay Thompson?

After helping sign-and-trade Klay Thompson to Dallas this summer, the Warriors needed to replace his 17.9 points per game.  

Thompson's legacy is unreplaceable, yet he was declining. The Warriors signed De'Anthony Melton, Kyle Anderson, and Hield, a younger player. 

Over two and a half seasons in Indiana, Hield averaged 15.4 points per game on 40.2 percent shooting from 3. In Philadelphia, he scored 12.2 per game, missing his flow.  

Can Buddy Hield replace Klay Thompson?

Hield will always find a way to shoot a lot of 3s. Last season, he had 12.6 attempts per 100 possessions, 12th in the NBA, behind Thompson's 14.7. 

Thompson and Hield are better known than Melton, who may be the finest. Great two-way guard with ball-hawking instincts and powerful point-of-attack defence.   

De'Anthony Melton might be the real Klay Thompson replacement

Warriors players must fit a precise mould. Good players like Kelly Oubre Jr. look bad if they can't read or play off Curry.  

Kyle Anderson is a perfect fit for the Warrior

Anderson passes well and is smarter than most players. He screens well within an offence and helps Curry get great looks.  

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