Fourth-year sharpshooter Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings continue to remain at odds ahead of Monday’s deadline for rookie-scale extensions.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Hield turned down a four-year, $90 million contract extension from the Kings. He and his agent, Brandon Rosenthal, are reportedly seeking a deal in the $110 million range, which is closer to the five-year, $170 million max extensions already signed by fellow 2016 draftees Ben Simmons and Jamal Murray.
In an interview with the Sacramento Bee published on Friday, Hield, the No. 6 pick in that draft, expressed frustration with the lack of progress in the negotiations while reiterating his desire to make a long-term commitment to the team.
Hield becomes a restricted free agent if Monday’s deadline passes without a deal in place, and the sharpshooter may be one of the best names on the market in what appears to be a weaker 2020 free agency class. The Kings will have the right to match any offer should Hield test the waters as an RFA.
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