Bogdan Bogdanovic Considering $51.4M Max Extension Offer From Kings

Ruben Hill
October 17, 2019

Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic is weighing an offer from the team of a maximum contract extension that would pay him more than $51.4 million over four years, he told the Sacramento Bee. "I feel like people get mixed up with being frustrated". I want to be here. If you're just talking and not showing nothing, I'm not going to respect it. That's the goal, to be here, and I love Sacramento. "I don't know if things are going to get done", Hield said while standing in front of his locker with more than a dozen reporters gathered around and three team staffers hovering nearby. "If it don't get done, me and my team will look for something else - probably another home. I'm trying to buy a house here, but everything is on stall mode because I don't know if they'll really commit to me".

"It's all about value and where they see me as a player and of course, if another young player comes up and they give them what they want, it shows how much they value me", Hield told NBC Sports California.

The 26-year-old has the option of playing for the qualifying offer next season and entering the summer of 2021 as an unrestricted free agent, but that would be extremely risky.

But Sacramento has far more leverage.

Bogdanovic says he wants to take his time deciding whether to sign, adding that while he prefers to remain with the Kings he could draw more lucrative offers if he waits to become a restricted free agent after the upcoming season. That gives them even more leverage with Hield. So, that's what he's doing. Sacramento should be wary of that.

Hield is laying it all on the table in a way that players rarely do.

After the Kings' 128-115 win over the Utah Jazz in their preseason finale, Hield shared with reporters that he believes some team in the National Basketball Association will be willing to give him the contract that he desires if Sacramento doesn't do it.

There's still plenty of time for Hield and Sacramento find common ground.

Hield is confident he can push the stress of the situation out of his mind and focus on the task at hand when the regular season begins, whether he has a new deal or not after the deadline passes.

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