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Buddy Hield

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Shooting Guard Age: 27 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 2016 College: Oklahoma Agent(s): Rob Pelinka (Landmark Sports Agency)

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  • Current Contract

    Buddy Hield signed a 4 year / $15,887,648 contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, including $15,887,648 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,971,912. In 2019-20, Hield will earn a base salary of $4,861,208, while carrying a cap hit of $4,861,208 and a dead cap value of $4,861,208.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $15,887,648
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $3,971,912
    Signed Using: Rookie
    Free Agent: 0 /
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2016-17 Contract details by year 23 $3,517,200 $3,517,200 $7,192,680 $1,075,849($1,075,849)
    2017-18 Contract details by year 24 $3,675,480 $3,675,480 $7,509,240 $3,675,480($4,751,329)
    2018-19 Contract details by year 25 $3,833,760 $3,833,760 $8,694,968 $3,833,760($8,585,089)
    2019-20 Contract details by year 26 $4,861,208 $4,861,208 $4,861,208 $4,861,208($13,446,297)
    Contract Notes:
    • 2018 Club Option exercised
    • 2019 Club Option exercised
    Sources: NBA contract specifics generally collected from media releases as well as multiple media outlets. .

    Upcoming Contract Extension

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $94,000,000
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg. Salary: $23,500,000
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2020-21 Contract details by year 27 $24,431,818 $24,931,818 $24,431,818 $24,931,818($24,931,818)
    2021-22 Contract details by year 28 $22,477,273 $22,977,273 $22,477,273 $22,977,273($47,909,091)
    2022-23 Contract details by year 29 $20,522,727 $21,022,727 $20,522,727 $21,022,727($68,931,818)
    2023-24 Contract details by year 30 $18,568,182 $19,068,182 $18,568,182 $19,068,182($88,000,000)
    2024 Buddy Hield Contracts, Salaries, Cap Figures 31 UFA  
    • $8 million likely incentives (top 10 3-pt shooting, playoff experience, etc.) [$500k likely - top 10 3PT, $1.5million unlikely via 2019]
    • $12 million unlikely incentives (All-Star: $500K, Playoffs: $500K, Western Semifinals: $250K, Western Finals: $500K, NBA Finals: $1 million; if >= 70 games and following: (A) >= 85.0% FT: $500K), (B) < 2TOV/GM: $500K, (C) 3PT leader: $500K, (D) < 110.5: $500K) (@Jason Jones and Sam Amick)

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2016Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,441,351
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,441,351
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for Buddy Hield, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,849 - - - $1,075,849
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings $2,441,351 - - - $2,441,351
    2017-18 Player Cash Earnings $3,675,480 - - - $3,675,480
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings $3,833,760 - - - $3,833,760
    2019-20 Player Cash Earnings $4,861,208 - - - $4,861,208
    Est. Earnings
    (4 seasons)
    $15,887,648 - - - $15,887,648
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $24,431,818 - - - $24,931,818
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $22,477,273 - - - $22,977,273
    2022-23 Player Cash Earnings $20,522,727 - - - $21,022,727
    2023-24 Player Cash Earnings $18,568,182 - - - $19,068,182
    $101,887,648 - - - $103,887,648
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,446,297 - - - $13,446,297
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,441,351 - - - $2,441,351
  • Transactions

    Feb 22 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-LAC game
    Jan 4 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-SAC game
    Nov 18 2019Fined $25,000 for kicking ball into the stands after BOS-SAC game
    Oct 21 2019Signed a 4 year $94 million contract extension with Sacramento (SAC) - $86 million guaranteed
    Feb 25 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-MIN game
    Dec 1 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during IND-SAC game
    Oct 27 2018Sacramento (SAC) exercised $4.86 million option for 2019-20
    Oct 31 2017Sacramento (SAC) exercised $3.83 million option for 2018-19
    Feb 20 2017Traded to Sacramento (SAC) from New Orleans (NOP) with Tyreke Evans , Langston Galloway , 2017 1st round pick [top-3 protected] and 2017 2nd round pick for DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi
    Feb 12 2017Fined $2,000 for ejection from NOP-SAC game
    Jul 22 2016Signed a 2 year $7.19 million contract with New Orleans (NOP)
    Jun 23 2016Drafted by New Orleans (NOP): Round 1 (#6 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for Buddy Hield, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    02/22/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-LAC game
    01/04/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-SAC game
    11/18/2019 Player contract details by year Ball Into Stands $25,000 for kicking ball into the stands after BOS-SAC game
    02/25/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-MIN game
    12/01/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during IND-SAC game
    02/12/2017 Player contract details by year Ejection $2,000 for ejection from NOP-SAC game
    - $35,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2019 SAC 72 0.43 0.429 0.394 0.846 0.79 3.76 4.56 2.96 0.92 0.24 2.33 19.19 29.07
    2018 SAC 82 0.39 0.458 0.427 0.886 1.29 3.73 5.02 2.50 0.71 0.40 1.78 20.67 30.89
    2017 SAC 80 0.32 0.446 0.431 0.877 0.69 3.15 3.84 1.94 1.06 0.28 1.55 13.49 22.12
    2016 SAC 82 0.28 0.426 0.391 0.842 0.43 2.87 3.29 1.48 0.45 0.12 1.23 10.56 16.64
    Totals 316 27.66 0.441 0.411 0.866 0.80 3.37 4.17 2.20 0.78 0.26 1.71 15.89 24.56