The Sacramento Kings are confident they are on the same page with Buddy Hield.
“I’ve talked with Buddy as well as his agent, and I think we’re all on the same page, and I think we’re really excited to see Buddy kind of let free in this system. I think he’s going to be fantastic,” Monte McNair said.
Hield signed a four-year, $86 million contract extension before the 19-20 season, but was demoted by Luke Walton to a backup role in favor of Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Kings chose not to match an offer sheet Bogdanovic signed with the Atlanta Hawks.
“I think I’ve said in the past Buddy’s such an incredible talent and especially his shooting at an elite level is something that we saw this offseason was at a premium,” McNair said. “I think we’re really excited to see him in this system and obviously with coach Walton as well as Alvin and Rex and the system they’re going to implement, I think Buddy’s going to look really good in it. I’m excited to see him in training camp and how he can progress there. I think I have the utmost confidence Buddy will continue to play hard every night as he always has.”