But in the end, it seems Hield will get his desired contract extension from the Kings by today’s 6 p.m. Eastern deadline.
Carmichael Dave of KHTK Sports Sacramento:
Where will the final terms land?
A $90 million offer seemed reasonable. That’s life-changing money, and Hield could guarantee himself that.
But there was also a decent chance Hield could fetch a max offer sheet in restricted free agency next summer. That projected to be worth $125 million over four years (at least before the NBA began losing China revenue). So, though they were in no jeopardy of losing him anytime soon, the Kings faced downside if waiting to pay the quality shooting guard.
Instead, Sacramento will apparently lock up a key piece of its solid young team.