Buddy Hield is Raising Funds for the Bahamas

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Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield is asking for donations to help the Bahamas rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

He started a Go Fund Me account with a goal of raising $1 million. The Buddy Hield Foundation will oversee the purchase and dispersal of everyday items – from canned goods to clothes to toiletries. As for Hield, he announced he is making a sizeable donation of $100,000.

“As you know, my country, the Bahamas, has been severely damaged by the catastrophic storm, Hurricane Dorian,” Hield said in the video. “My heart is broken for my country. Bahamians are one of the strongest sets of people I know, but they still need your help to get through this.

“So today I’m donating $100,000 to Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas. I’d like to ask you, the public at large, to join me in bringing a sense of hope. No matter the amount, we are always stronger when we work together. I’ve started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for those who need so much. Every dollar raised will go towards the devastated islands of Grand Bahamas and Abaco. Together, our donations can help restore hope, life and basic human needs to these battered areas over the next year.”

“I appreciate your prayers, love and donations for the Bahamas. Thank you guys so much or helping the Bahamas get back to a better place.”

With massive flooding and the infrastructure of the island decimated, the full extent of Dorian’s fatalities has yet to be determined. As of today, the Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said that the priority was search, rescue, and recovery.

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Kings Working On Extension With Buddy Hield

One season after finishing one spot out of a postseason berth, the Sacramento Kings appear set on keeping a key piece of the core in town long-term. Kings general manager Vlade Divac has confirmed to the Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson that the organization is interested in extending guard Buddy Hield.

Buddy’s a big part of this team, and we’ll figure something out down the road,” Divac said. “We’re working on it and we’ll figure out something. Buddy is a very important piece to this franchise.

Hield, 26, enters 2019-20 coming off a third straight season in which he played in at least 80 games. Not only has the 2016 first-round pick proved durable but he has also evolved in an offensive threat, averaging 20.7 points and 5.0 rebounds for Sacramento last season. Hield also shot a career-best 45 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3 last season.

The forthcoming season will be the final year of Hield’s four-year, $15.9 million rookie-scale deal. The Bahamas native is eligible for a rookie-scale extension, which would total five seasons and $158.1 million.

That would be a lofty financial commitment for a Kings team that still has budding stars De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III and Harry Giles III also on tap for extensions in the coming seasons.

The deadline for Hield and the Kings to agree on an extension is Oct. 21, the day before the 2019-20 campaign kicks off. If no deal is reached, Sacramento would have to wait until the summertime to resume negotiations, at which point a $6.48 million qualifying offer can be issued, likely making Hield a restricted free agent.

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NBA 2K20 Ratings: Sacramento Kings

De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings

Every hoops season, video games like NBA 2K20 play a significant role in shaping basketball culture and this year is no different. For proof, look no further then the wave of fans and athletes alike desperate to get their hands on the individual player ratings included in the latest release.

We’ve broken down the overall ratings for each player and sorted them by team so that you can see how your squad stacks up against the rest of the league.

Sacramento Kings NBA 2K20 Ratings

Player Position Rating
De’Aaron Fox PG 86
Buddy Hield SG 84
Marvin Bagley III PF 83
Harrison Barnes SF 79
Bogdan Bogdanovic SF 78
Nemanja Bjelica PF 77
Dewayne Dedmon C 76
Trevor Ariza SF 76
Richaun Holmes C 75
Harry Giles C 74
Cory Joseph PG 74
Yogi Ferrell PG 74
Troy Williams SF 72
Justin James SG 70
Caleb Swanigan PF 70
Tyler Lydon PF 70
Wenyen Gabriel PF 68

This table is updated as of Sep. 11, 2019

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