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Report: Kings bench Buddy Hield for Bodgan Bogdanovic

Jesse Reed
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Oct 8, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) looks on during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings, in the midst of a six-game losing skid, are reportedly benching former first-round pick Buddy Hield for Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Jason Jones and Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news Friday afternoon:

Hield is having a down season for the Kings, to be sure. Posting career-lows in field-goal percentage (41.6%) and three-point percentage (36%), he’s averaging 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 0.9 steals per game.

Bogdanovic, 27, is averaging 14.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1 steal per game.