Buddy Hield speaks out after agreeing to new deal with Kings
Hield thanked God for life, health and strength:
Thank God For Life, Health and Strength 🙏🏾💪🏾✊🏾💯
— Buddy Love !!!! (@buddyhield) October 21, 2019
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Hield and the Kings agreed to the terms of a four-year, $94 million extension. The contract includes $86 million in guaranteed money, $8 million in attainable bonuses and another $12 million in incentives. In the end, the deal could be worth $106 million over its term.
Had the Kings not signed Hield to an extension by Monday, he would have been eligible for restricted free agency. He hinted that he might request a trade if he didn’t receive a deal, but it seems that drama was avoided.
Alongside De’Aaron Fox, Hield is half of one of the more dynamic backcourts in the NBA. Together, they’ll be looking to lead the Kings into postseason contention.
Hield is a great shooter, and he’s coming off of the best campaign of his career. Only two players hit more than 250 threes last season at a over a 40 percent clip: Hield and Stephen Curry.
Another data point revealing just how valuable shooting has become: per @wojespn Buddy Hield is signing a 4-year, $94M extension.
Hield is one of the best shooters in the NBA.
Only 2 players hit more than 250 3s last season while making over 40% of their tries: Curry and Hield pic.twitter.com/lU04gekRXk
— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) October 21, 2019
Hield started in all 82 regular season games for the Kings last season, racking up averages of 20.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting from the field (42.7 percent from beyond the arc), 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 31.9 minutes per outing.
The Kings kick off their 2019-20 regular season campaign on Wednesday night with a matchup in Phoenix against the Suns. Tip-off inside the Talking Stick Resort Arena is set for 10:00 p.m. ET.