NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings today finalized a deal to keep the sharp-shooting three-point marksman in Sacramento for the next four years.
Just ahead of today’s deadline for rookie scale contracts to be extended, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnawroski reported that Hield and the Kings agreed on a deal with a base value of $86 million over four years, with what is being described as “exceedingly reachable bonuses” to get to $94 million, and other targets that could value up to $106 million.
Hield’s contract will decline 8% every year until it takes up just 13.5% of the team’s payroll in the fourth and final year.
Hield started all 82 games for the Kings last season, finishing with 20.7 points, five rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 42.7% from three.
Although the Kings came up short of the postseason last year, the 2018-19 campaign was their most successful in over a decade, and Hield played a key role in that success.