Warriors Set To Add New "Splash Brother" For Steph Curry

Steph Curry may have lost his longtime Splash Brother when Klay Thompson bolted to the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, but the Golden State Warriors appear to be on the verge of adding a new sharpshooter to team up with Steph from long-range, as serious negotiations have been ongoing since late Tuesday night to acquire Buddy Hield in a sign-and-trade with the Philadelphia 76ers.

According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, Hield will be going into a Warriors traded player exception, and the Sixers will net back second-round draft pick capital. 

Hield has been the ultimate in consistency over the course of his career, playing full seasons in each of his eight years in the NBA, missing only six games total over that period, while pouring in the most three-pointers of any player in basketball over the last five seasons — yes, even more than his potential new teammate. 

Hield has drained 1,322 threes in the last five years, while Steph has hit on 1,264, and they are the only two players in the NBA to hit over 1,000 threes in the 2020s.

Last season with Philly, Hield averaged 12.1 points per game on 38.6% shooting from long range, and has a career mark of exactly 40% from beyond the arc. 

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