Warriors fans call Steph Curry-Buddy Hield a fitting nickname for the backline – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Now that the dust has settled on the Buddy Hield sign-and-trade deal, Warriors fans have given Golden State’s new backcourt duo a fitting nickname.

While Steph Curry and the recently departed Klay Thompson were known as the “Splash Brothers,” fans have dubbed the new shooting duo the “Splash Buddies,” (thank God). (SI’s Tom Derberger)

Hield is one of the best three-point shooters in the league, with a 40 percent three-point shooting percentage over his eight-year NBA career. While he won’t replace Thompson, he will give the Warriors another dangerous player from beyond the arc.

Warriors fans will remember Hield well from his five-season stint with the Sacramento Kings, where he developed into one of the league’s best long-range specialists and won the 2020 NBA 3-Point Contest.

There have been big changes in Golden State since the start of free agency, when the team traded Chris Paul and agreed to a trade for Thompson and the Dallas Mavericks. Now with the additions of Hield, De’Anthony Milton and Kyle Anderson, the rebuilt Golden State team will look to improve on its first-game loss to the Kings last season.

Although the Splash Buddies don’t have the same buzz as the Splash Brothers, Hield and Curry will still be shooting three-pointers at an impressive rate this coming NBA season.

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