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NBA Rumors: Kings Regret Giving Harrison Barnes $85 Million Contract This Summer

(via Complex)

(via Complex)

Buddy Hield reportedly wants a huge payday, and the Kings have yet to come up with the offer he's looking for. Maybe he should ask his teammate for a chunk of his change.

The Kings were eerily silent this summer, not making any additions or subtractions. Instead, they extended a new deal towards veteran forward Harrison Barnes for the sum of $85 million over four years.

As Hield seeks an extension worth over $110 million, their contract agreement with Barnes this summer is coming back to bit them. According to the Athletic's Shame Charania, the Kings are starting to express some regret.

The 2019-20 NBA regular season isn't even underway, yet the Sacramento Kings are reportedly having second thoughts regarding their biggest move this past summer.

The club has expressed "some remorse" over its four-year, $85-million agreement with Harrison Barnes due to its impact on future contracts, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Sacramento currently finds itself at an impasse in contract negotiations with guard Buddy Hield and has set a precedent in talks with him based on Barnes' deal, according to Charania.

Bogdan Bogdanovic has already been offered a max extension worth roughly $51.4 million over four years, and rising stars De'Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley should be soon to follow if they continue their current All-Star trajectory.

Paying Barnes at this stage may have cost the Kings a key piece of their young core. Hield has already expressed a willingness to sign elsewhere if the Kings do not satisfy his demands.

At this point, their remorse is understandeable.