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Buddy Hield

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Shooting Guard Age: 28-18d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 2016 College: Oklahoma Agent(s): Rob Pelinka (Landmark Sports Agency)

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Kings – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Buddy Hield signed a 4 year / $94,000,000 contract with the Sacramento Kings, including $85,080,068 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $23,500,000. In 2021-22, Hield will earn a base salary of $22,477,272 and a incentive bonus of $608,688, while carrying a cap hit of $23,085,960 and a dead cap value of $22,477,272.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $94,000,000
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $23,500,000
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Incentive Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020-21 Contract details by year 27 $24,201,834 $770,017 $24,971,851 $24,201,834 $24,971,851($24,971,851)
    2021-22 Contract details by year 28 $22,477,272 $608,688 $23,085,960 $22,477,272 $23,085,960($48,057,811)
    2022-23 Contract details by year 29 $20,522,726 $683,606 $21,206,332 $20,522,726 $21,206,332($69,264,143)
    2023-24 Contract details by year 30 $18,568,181 $753,676 $19,321,857 $18,568,181 $19,321,857($88,586,000)
    2024 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Incentives: Stats - (a) if >= 70 games and following: (A) >= 85.0% FT), (B) < 2TOV/GM, (C) 3PT leader, (D) < 110.5 Def Rtg, (b) All-Star, Playoffs, Western Semifinals, Western Finals, NBA Finals
    • 2020: LTBE: $770,017 (stats x 2 categories), ULTBE: $779,983
    • 2021: LTBE: $608,688 (stats x 2 categories), ULTBE: $2,485,475
    • 2022: LTBE: $683,606 (stats x 2 categories), ULTBE: $2,654,669
    • 2023: LTBE: $753,676 (stats x 2 categories), ULTBE: $2,826,287

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $15,887,648
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $3,971,912
    Signed Using: Rookie
    Free Agent: 0 /

    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 $4,557,383 - - - $4,557,383
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $24,201,834 - $770,017 - $24,971,851
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $22,477,272 - $608,688 - $23,085,960
    Est. Earnings
    (6 seasons)
    $62,262,929 - $1,378,705 - $63,641,634
    2022-23 Player Cash Earnings $20,522,726 - - - $21,206,332
    2023-24 Player Cash Earnings $18,568,181 - - - $19,321,857
    $101,353,836 - $1,378,705 - $104,169,823
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $59,821,578 - - - $61,200,283
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,441,351 - - - $2,441,351

    * earnings may include deduction of original cashed earned due to shortened season

  • Transactions

    Apr 7 2021Fined $20,000 for inappropriate language toward officials
    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) - $82 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
    04/07/2021 Player contract details by year Criticism of Officials $20,000 for inappropriate language toward officials
    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
    - $55,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2020 SAC 71 34.25 0.406 0.391 0.846 0.41 4.30 4.70 3.62 0.89 0.42 1.83 16.56 28.43
    2019 SAC 72 30.78 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 31.88 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 25.3 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 23.02 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 387 28.87 0.435 0.406 0.863 0.73 3.54 4.27 2.46 0.80 0.29 1.73 16.02 25.27