Pacers send G Buddy Hield to Sixers in three-way trade

The Indiana Pacers sent shooting guard Buddy Hield to the Philadelphia 76ers and acquired forward Doug McDermott from the San Antonio Spurs in a three-team deal.

The Sixers dealt guard Furkan Korkmaz, second-round draft picks in 2024 and 2029 and cash considerations to the Pacers. They also dealt forward Marcus Morris Sr., a 2029 second-rounder previously owned by the Los Angeles Clippers and cash considerations to San Antonio.

Hield, 31, is in the final year of a four-year, $94 million contract and reportedly had said he was open to a trade.

He joins a 76ers squad trying to keep pace in the Eastern Conference while reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid is out indefinitely following meniscus surgery.

In 52 games (28 starts) this season for the Pacers, Hield recorded 12.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 0.8 steals per game — all below his career averages. For his career, Hield averages 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.9 steals in 600 games (397 starts).

Hield was the sixth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. He was dealt to the Sacramento Kings in February 2017.

The Kings traded Hield, Tyrese Haliburton and Tristan Thompson to the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 8, 2022, for Justin Holiday, Jeremy Lamb, Domantas Sabonis and a 2023 second-round draft pick, which became forward Jordan Walsh.

McDermott, 32, came off the bench in 46 games for San Antonio this season. He is averaging 6.0 points and shooting 43.9 percent from 3-point range.

Korkmaz, 26, played in 35 games this season with the Sixers, averaging 2.5 points and 0.9 rebounds off the bench. The Turkish player has been with the Sixers his entire career, averaging 6.8 points in 328 games (49 starts).