Buddy Hield’s relationship with the Sacramento Kings has been, uh, rocky. And that’s probably putting it kindly at this point.
The Kings played hardball with him when negotiating his extension last season and he clearly didn’t like it. Eventually, they settled on a four-year, $94 million deal that could reach $106 million if he hits certain performance bonuses.
It’s hard to hit those bonuses from the bench, though. So, naturally, when he was benched last season in place of Bogdan Bogdanovic, he wasn’t happy about that either.