Report: Kings, Buddy Hield agree to 4-year, $86 million contract extension

It doesn’t look like Buddy Hield will have to find a new home after all. Sam Amick of The Athletic is reporting that Hield and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $86 million.

While the $86 million figure is lower than the $90 million offer the Kings reportedly offered Hield last week (and much lower than the $110 million Hield was reportedly seeking), ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there are two levels of incentives in the contract that can bring the total value of the contract to $106 million. The first level of incentives are “exceedingly reachable” and increase the base value of the contract to $94 million. The final $12 million in incentives are tougher to reach.

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Less than a week ago it appeared that negotiations between Hield and the Kings had broken down. Reports had the two parties $20 million apart on extension proposals, and Hield said that if the Kings wouldn’t give him what he’s worth, he’d find a new home. Things turned around quickly, because now Hield has the extension he wanted with the team he wants to be with.

Buddy Hield and the Kings have reportedly agreed to a four-year contract extension. (Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports)
Buddy Hield and the Kings have reportedly agreed to a four-year contract extension. (Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports)

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