Buddy Hield ‘likes’ tweet that asks, ‘Could Buddy’s time in Sacramento be ticking?’
If Sacramento and Hield can’t agree to an extension by Oct. 21, Buddy would enter restricted free agency next summer if the franchise offers him a qualifying offer worth $6.5 million.
A report from Yahoo Sports on Wednesday said the Kings have offered Hield a four-year extension worth $90 million. However, the sharpshooter is reportedly looking for a contract worth $110 million.
Hield took to Twitter on Wednesday and seemingly tweeted about the contract report. The Kings guard also liked a tweet which asked, “Could Buddy’s time in Sacramento be ticking?”
Could Buddy’s time in Sacramento be ticking? https://t.co/G8H9DFWoy2
— OKC CBS Sports 105.3FM (@OKCCBSSPORTS105) October 16, 2019
Hield averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season for the Kings while shooting 45.8 percent from the field, 42.7 percent from beyond the arc and 88.6 percent from the free-throw line. He’s part of the Kings’ core which is headlined by De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III, Harrison Barnes, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Harry Giles.
Sacramento acquired Hield from the New Orleans Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade. If he doesn’t sign an extension before the upcoming season, Hield will make $4.9 million in 2019-20.
GM Vlade Divac has to be smart here. He can’t afford to lose a talented young player like Hield.