February 11, 2019
Deandre Ayton and Buddy Hield. (AP)
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Following successful debuts in their return to basketball, Deandre Ayton’s Phoenix Suns and Buddy Hield’s Sacramento Kings gear up for a playoff push and a race for the final spot in the Western Conference when the NBA officially restarts its season.
THE NBA has proposed a format to complete the 2020 season with a limited number of participating teams which will include both Buddy Hield’s Sacramento Kings and Deandre Ayton’s Phoenix Suns.
The NBA plans to take its first step towards a return to normalcy as teams prepare to reopen practice facilities for voluntary individual workouts, based on the restriction protocols of their respective states.
For the second time in as many years, the Bahamas will have a strong presence at NBA All-Star Weekend with both Buddy Hield and Deandre Ayton were selected to participate in the league’s midseason celebration.
DEANDRE Ayton and Buddy Hield continue to be two of the leading voices for Bahamian athletes in the Hurricane Dorian relief effort.
BOTH Bahamian players in the NBA will undergo head coaching changes headed into the 2019-20.
The third regular-season match-up between Buddy Hield’s Sacramento Kings and Deandre Ayton’s Phoenix Suns went to the Kings’ advantage as the teams continue to trend in opposite directions.