Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield has expressed the importance of getting a contract extension or “things could go the other way.”
Kings GM Vlade Divac recently said he wanted to keep Hield, but the team has yet to offer the 26-year-old a deal.
Heild, who is eligible for an extension for 10 more days, spoke with Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee:
“We need to get that done,” Hield told The Bee. “I want to get that done, for sure. If it doesn’t get done, things could go the other way. This is where I want to be, so it would be good for me to be here in Sacramento. If I’m their guy, I think they should make it happen already. I want to build a future here. I want to be here, but we have to see something. Something’s gotta come to the table. We have a week and a half to see what that brings, but I want to be here.”
“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. “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.”
“I know what I’m worth,” Hield said. “I know what I bring to the table. I know what my value is. Not many guys can shoot the ball like me in the league. I make other guys better by just being on the court because they can’t leave me, and if they leave me it’s 45 percent my shot is going in, so I’m sure other teams would like that, too.”
Hield has a case here, especially after his scoring and assisting has increased each of his three seasons in the league.
He’s due to make a salary of $4,861,208 this season before possibly hitting free agency next offseason.
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