4 Teams that could steal Buddy Hield from the 76ers this summer

Buddy Hield has been a wonderful addition to the Philadelphia 76ers this season, but these four teams have the ability to steal him in free agency.

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4 teams that could steal Buddy Hield from the 76ers this summer

2. Houston Rockets

Unlike Detroit and Charlotte, the Houston Rockets have actually turned into a more competitive bunch this season. Thanks to Ime Udoka, fringe All-Star Alperen Şengün, and their troika of veteran additions, they have managed to knock on the play-in tournament door this season before injuries started to take them out of the race.

Unfortunately for them, the road is hazy for them to be a playoff team even next year due to their poor offense (in contrast to their much-improved defense). External help would be difficult, but they could open a lot of cap space by trading away some of their vets, which is achievable thanks to the rise of rookie Amen Thompson.

If they go down that path, Buddy Hield is a name they could and should go after. Houston risks losing some playing time for their other younger players, but their quick directional flip into a win-now franchise leaves them no choice but to pursue players of the same ilk, and the veteran sharpshooter will undoubtedly open up the game even more for Şengün, Thompson, and Jabari Smith.