Terry Rozier or Buddy Hield: Who is the better trade target?
Two popular Sixers trade targets being discussed, have been both Buddy Hield and Terry Rozier. Buddy has probably been the more common name of the two. While Rozier isn’t a “pipedream”, depending on how the NBA offseason goes down; he could be a realistic trade target.
Both players bring skillsets that would instantly improve the Sixers clunky roster. Hield is obviously a high-volume and efficient three-point shooter. While Rozier is a combo guard that brings shot creation and shooting.
A look at Buddy Hield
In 72 games this season, Hield averaged 19.2 PPG while shooting 39.4% from three on 9.6 attempts.
Hield was second in the entire NBA in three-pointers made; only trailing James Harden. His floor spacing ability alone is a perfect match in Philly alongside Ben and Joel.
Hield is under contract for 4 more years with an average salary of $23.5 million per year. The Sixers could offer a package centered around Al Horford for salary purposes.
A Look at Terry Rozier
In 63 games this season, Rozier averaged 18 PPG, while shooting 42.3% from the floor and 40.7% from deep, on 6.7 attempts per game.
While Rozier doesn’t shoot quite as many threes as Hield, he still gets a lot off at a very efficient rate. Rozier brings some much-needed shot creation as well as floor spacing ability. Rozier could play the 1 or the 2 alongside Ben Simmons due to his versatile offensive skill set.
Rozier is under contract for two more years, making around $19 million per year. Once again a package centered around Al Horford could be a starting point to get a deal done.
While both players would be great additions to the Sixers, Hield has to get my nod. Hield brings the gravity and shooting ability that JJ once had here in Philly. But he’s even better and much younger than J.J. Redick.
Terry Rozier would be a welcoming addition as well. But his contract and fit aren’t as good as Buddy Hield’s. Hield has two more years on his contract and he’s a much more seamless fit than Rozier.
Checkout The Daily Drip episode breaking down the Buddy Hield trade rumors