Kings already showing some remorse over Harrison Barnes contract
In July, Sacramento Kings veteran forward Harrison Barnes signed a four-year, $85 million deal with the Kings. It wasn’t exactly the most massive deal of the summer, but there is no denying that Sacramento had to dig deep into their pockets to retain the services of the 27-year-old.
As it turns out, however, the Kings front office have reportedly already shown some remorse over this recent deal, given the type of effect it may have on future dealings. This is via Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Kings also have set a precedent in talks with Hield based on the five-year, $88 million deal given to Harrison Barnes in the offseason, a deal sources say the franchise has already expressed some remorse over due to its impact on contracts to come.
Barnes has been an important player for the Kings following a mid-season trade last year from the Dallas Mavericks. It was the right decision for Sacramento to keep the 6-foot-8 forward on board, but it does seem like they could have handled contract negotiations a bit better.
For his part, incoming fourth-year shooting guard Buddy Hield will be entering the final year of his rookie scale contract. The 26-year-old has likewise emerged as an important piece for the Kings, and given the amount of money the team shelled out for Barnes, Hield and his camp will likely be looking for quite a hefty payday as well for the former sixth overall pick.