After publicly stating he would request a trade if no extension was agreed upon, Buddy Hield has signed a new contract with the Sacramento Kings. According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick is reporting that Hield has agreed to a four-year deal with up to $106 million worth of incentives.
Source tells @TheAthletic the Kings have agreed to terms on a four-year extension with Buddy Hield worth $86 million in guaranteed money and with $20 million in possible incentives. Big win for both sides to avoid a split here. sides.https://t.co/OzTdN4l1wc
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) October 21, 2019
With $20 million worth of incentives, $10 million of those incentives are reportedly likely to happen. There are incentives for ranking in the top 10 for three-point shooting, All-Star appearances and even NBA Finals appearances.
Hield, 26, has averaged 14.9 points per game in his career. Last season, Hield averaged a career-high 20.9 points per game. He shot 42.7 percent from the three-point range. Hield also had career-high averages in assists, steals and blocks in the 2018-2019 season.
The Kings will hope that with Hield and De’Aaron Fox manning the backcourt, they can make a push for the playoffs in the tough Western Conference.