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Buddy Hield speaks out on possibly leaving the Kings if he doesn’t get desired contract

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Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield is due for a contract extension after the upcoming season since he will almost surely decline his $6.5 million player option for 2020-21.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Hield is seeking nearly $110 million over four years, but the Kings’ offer on the table is closer to $90 million.

“The Kings have an offer for Hield on the table for four years and $90 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Hield and his agent, Brandon Rosenthal, are seeking a number closer to $110 million, sources said.”

After the Kings’ 128-115 win over the Utah Jazz in their preseason finale, Hield shared with reporters that he believes some team in the NBA will be willing to give him the contract that he desires if Sacramento doesn’t do it.

Another recent comment from Hield expressed his displeasure with the way that the contract extension talks are going with the Kings. He stated that while he wants to stay in Sacramento long-term, players want to play for a franchise that ‘has your back.’

“As a player, you want to have that trust that the franchise has your back and we’re just waiting for them to make a move and come to an agreement,” Hield said, via Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee. “They’re talking, but nothing is moving yet. Nothing has moved. I’m ready to make things happen, man. I want to make Sacramento my home. I’m ready to get this s— done. I want to be here and if it doesn’t happen, then things can go the other way.”

Hield is coming off a strong season with averages of 20.7 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc. He is regarded as one of the NBA’s top perimeter shooters and that is a valuable attribute in today’s game.