Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield scored the distinction of Western Conference Rookie of the Month, the NBA announced Monday.
Hield averaged 14.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists last month. He also connected on 42 percent of his three-point attempts in March.
The Bee’s Jason Jones reports Hield is enjoying dealing with the NBA’s best players. He doesn’t lack confidence and understands he has to go through the league’s learning curve.
“Oh, it’s fun,” Hield said. “You want to compete against those guys, that’s what you play in the NBA for. You don’t want to take nights off, you want to play against the best. You want to go out, compete and have fun.”
Kings coach Dave Joerger said as Hield learns more, the Kings will look at different ways to use him on offense.
Here are some Hield highlights, courtesy of the Sacramento Kings: