The Sacramento Kings revealed they are waiting for the right offer to trade Buddy Hield. According to The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson, the Kings are expecting to receive a young player along with draft compensation from any team that wants to acquire the sharpshooter.
Hield is not satisfied with his role in Sacramento, after head coach Luke Walton moved him to the bench. Buddy Hield is due to make $24.4 million in the first year of his new deal.
“When asked about Hield’s potential trade value, the source said the Kings would probably be looking for ‘a good young player or players and draft picks,’” Anderson wrote. “Others have offered much poorer appraisals.”
Last season, the University of Oklahoma product averaged 19.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. However, Hield showed his numbers dropping due to the limited time on the court during the second half of the season.
With Hield’s new deal kick in this season, the Kings would prefer to avoid paying the luxury tax, especially in a year that the playoffs seemed a long shot for the franchise based in California.
All in all, both sides seemed unhappy with each other right now. In that case, Sacramento may have to settle for a less in order to avoid being a mediocre over the salary cap team in the Western Conference.