Hield and the Kings agreed to terms Monday on a four-year, $94 million extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Just a few days earlier, Hield voiced his displeasure with the situation, essentially stating that he'd like to be traded if the Kings were not willing to offer him the extension he was seeking. Sacramento responded by offering Hield a contract that includes $86 million guaranteed, with an additional $8 million in reachable incentives. The deal could pay Hield as much as $106 million over the next four seasons, though Wojnaroski notes that in order for that to be the case, Hield would have to meet additional, rather-improbable incentives. Overall, the deal puts another hefty contract on the Kings' books, but the two sides will now avoid what looked to be an untenable situation as the regular season opener approaches.
Hield noted Wednesday night that he may request a trade if he and the Kings are unable to agree to a contract extension by Monday's deadline, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports. According to Hield, "If they don't wanna do it, then we look for somewhere else to go. Maybe in the offseason, maybe this season, I don't know."
The 26-year-old guard is still on his rookie contract, as he's entering his fourth year in the league after being drafted No. 6 overall in 2016. Hield set career highs nearly across the board last season in his 31.9 minutes per game with the Kings, including an impressive 20.7 points. He's established himself as one of the NBA's elite three-point shooters, hitting 3.4 per game in 2018-19. He also ranks sixth among all active players in three-point percentage (41.9). As with any possible trade demand, fantasy owners should take note. However, with the Kings looking to make the playoffs, it seems like it would be a priority to either deal Hield quickly, or play him his usual workload. Presumably, any team willing to trade for Hield will give him nearly 30 minutes per game.
Hield scored 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3PT, 1-1 FT) to go along with six assists and two rebounds in 26 minutes during Sacramento's 124-110 exhibition win over Melbourne United on Wednesday.
Everyone knows Hield can score, but the six assists stand out considering he only averaged a career-high 2.5 dimes per contest last season. Even if he's unable to replicate that facilitator role during the season, expect Hield to become a steady source of scoring for the Kings after a breakout 2018-19 season where he averaged nearly 21 points per game on 45.8 percent shooting from the field.
Hield totaled 17 points (6-13 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes during Saturday's preseason loss to against the Pacers.
It was a strong showing for Hield, who's in the midst of contract extension talks with the Kings. While his three-point shooting lagged a bit, his passing was encouraging. The third-year shooting guard averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 31.9 minutes per game last year while shooting a sizzling 45.8 percent from the field, 42.7 percent from behind the arc and 88.6 percent from the line.
Hield and the Kings' front office are working on a contract extension, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reports. According to general manager Vlade Divac, "We're working on it and we'll figure out something. Buddy is (a) very important piece to this franchise."
Hield is in the final year of his rookie contract, and he's coming off a breakout season in which he averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He's proven to be one of the best three-point shooters in the league, and his career 41.9 percent mark from distance ranks sixth among active players.
Hield totaled nine points (3-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across 16 minutes in the Kings' 136-131 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Hield made good use of his modest minutes, hitting the 50.0 percent mark from the field for the fourth time in the last six games in the process. The 2016 first-round pick of the Pelicans continued his career ascension this past season, setting new personal bests in points (20.7), rebounds (5.0) and assists (2.5) while shooting over 42.0 percent (42.7) from three-point range for the third time as a member of the Kings.
Hield totaled 17 points (7-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt), three rebounds and a steal over 26 minutes in the Kings' loss to the Jazz on Friday.
Hield led the Kings in scoring on a night when the Kings didn't even crack 100 points on the scoreboard. His production wasn't up to its usual standards, but the modest showing should be considered an outlier in a blowout loss to the surging Jazz.
Hield amassed 20 points (8-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists, and one block in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 130-105 loss to the Rockets.
Hield actually came through with a decent all-around line despite the Kings being thumped by the Rockets. He led the team with 20 points including another four triples and owners have to be thrilled given how bad the production could have been. He has had a breakout season and has established himself as an elite scorer. His draft stocks are certainly going to increase heading into next season, likely seeing him go inside the top-50.
Hield had 26 points (8-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 31 minutes during Sunday's 113-106 win over the Spurs.
Hield scored more than 20 points for the third straight contest, and he was extremely efficient in this one as well. While the Kings have been eliminated from playoff contention, Hield remains highly involved offensively, and he should continue to provide his usual solid production across the final five games of 2018-19.
Hield finished with 27 points (11-21 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 33 minutes during Thursday's 121-118 loss to the Pelicans.
Hield amassed a team-high 27 points in Thursday's loss, despite the fact he hit just one three-pointer. He has matured this season and has found ways to score the basketball without relying solely on his perimeter game. The Kings are just about done in terms of playoff basketball but Hield should continue to see big minutes on a nightly basis as they play out the season, hoping for a positive team record.
Hield furnished 18 points (6-21 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes in the Kings' 111-106 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Hield checked in as the Kings' top scorer on the first unit and second highest overall despite his 28.6 percent success rate from the floor. The 26-year-old remained relatively hot from distance, however, as he posted better than 40.0 percent shooting from behind the arc for the fourth consecutive contest. Hield has now taken at least 20 shot attempts overall in three straight games as well, a level of usage that would suit fantasy owners well down the stretch should it persist.
Hield totaled 25 points (9-20 FG, 7-14 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal across 36 minutes in Saturday's 112-103 win over the Suns.
With seven threes on the night, Hield broke the franchise record by netting a total of 245 3-pointers, breaking the original milestone of 240 held by Peja Stojakovic. Heild should pad that total in the final weeks as they try to stay playoff-relevant.
Hield had 29 points (10-21 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes during Thursday's 116-100 victory over the Mavericks.
Hield led all scorers with 29 points Thursday including an impressive 7-of-13 from the three-point line. It was the first time Hield has exceeded 20 points in four games and came at a great time for his owners. Over that four-game period, he has salvaged his value by increasing his steal rate. He has a combined nine steals in that time and should he be able to maintain that as well as his scoring, Hield could be in for a big finish to the season.
Hield totaled 14 points (4-18 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and a steal over 31 minutes in the Kings' loss to the 76ers on Friday.
Hield came back to earth after popping off for 34 points last night, and his 14 points were his fewest since Jan. 21. Chalk it up to a bad shooting night for Hield who has otherwise been a valuable contributor on offense for the Kings this season. The third-year former lottery pick from Oklahoma has made a huge leap in his third season, averaging career highs in points (21.1), rebounds (5.2) and assists (2.4) which shatter his previous career marks.
Hield amassed 34 points (14-24 FG, 6-10 3Pt), seven assists and four rebounds across 35 minutes during Thursday's loss to Boston.
Hield had his third-best scoring output on the season, hitting six-plus threes for the first time since February 2nd. The third-year pro has come into his own in Sacramento, translating his starting role into career-bests across the board. Through 66 games, Hield's scored 20.9 points and added 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 threes and 2.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per contest.
Hield totaled 28 points (9-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 7-7 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, and one block in 35 minutes during Monday's 115-108 victory over New York.
Hield was magnificent Monday, scoring a team-high 28 points to go with a full line. This was a much-needed victory for the Kings but they certainly made hard work of it. It keeps them in the playoff race and they do have a couple of games extra left to play when compared to their immediate rivals. Hield is the primary focus on the offensive end and should see further big scoring nights moving forward with any defensive numbers, a welcome addition.
Hield contributed 32 points (10-29 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 9-9 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 41 minutes during Wednesday's 141-140 loss to the Bucks.
Hield needed 29 shot attempts to get to 32 points Wednesday, almost helping the Kings come away with an improbable victory. It was the second time Hield has scored in excess of 30 points from his last three games. He has also recorded three steals in back-to-back games, an element of his game that has been missing for most of the season. The breakout continues for Hield and if Marvin Bagley (knee) is forced to miss time, Hield will be required to do a bit more on the offensive end.
Hield finished with 34 points (12-22 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 7-9 FT), five rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes during Saturday's 119-116 victory over the Thunder.
Hield dropped a team-high 34 points Saturday, helping the Kings to their 31st victory of the season. The win keeps the Kings within 1.5 games of the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers in the race for the playoffs. Hield has had a breakout season and with Sacramento endeavoring to win as many games as possible, he should continue to put up big numbers on a nightly basis.
Hield generated a team-high 25 points (9-23 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes Wednesday in the Kings' 120-118 loss to the Nuggets.
Hield nearly willed the Kings to an upset victory on the road over one of the Western Conference's top teams. After cutting the Denver lead to four points on a driving layup with 15.1 seconds left, Hield had the ball in his hands again on the final possession, but he couldn't convert on a potential go-ahead three-pointer at the buzzer. Despite the disappointing result for the Kings, Hield has more than satisfied his fantasy managers of late. He's hit double figures in scoring in 22 straight games, averaging 21.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting from the field and 48.1 percent shooting from three-point range.
Hield contributed 23 points (8-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 34 minutes in the Kings' 102-96 win over the Heat on Friday.
Hield was key to the Kings' furious fourth-quarter comeback, and he capped the rally by sinking a pair of free throws with 17 seconds remaining. The third-year wing has shot 50.0 percent in three of his past five games, and he now has a 20-game streak with multiple three-pointers. Hield has also turned in impressive work on the boards thus far in February, as he's hauled in between six and 10 boards in each of the first four games of the new month.
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