Extension Rumors: Hield, Brown, Siakam

Teams carrying players eligible for rookie scale extensions have five more days to beat the October 21 deadline and lock up those players to long-term deals, with Buddy Hield (Kings), Jaylen Brown (Celtics), and Pascal Siakam (Raptors) among the prime extension candidates.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports has updates on the extension talks for all three players, so let’s dive in and round up the highlights…

  • The Kings have made Hield a four-year offer worth $90MM, league sources tell Haynes. However, the sharpshooter and agent Brandon Rosenthal are seeking a deal closer to $110MM. Based on the NBA’s latest cap projections for 2020/21, a four-year, maximum-salary contract for Hield with Sacramento would be worth just shy of $130MM, so even a $110MM deal would come in well below the max.
  • Although the Celtics aren’t typically aggressive when it comes to finalizing rookie scale extensions, they’ve put a four-year, $80MM offer on the table for Brown, league sources tell Haynes. However, the swingman, who turns 23 next week, believes in his ability to become a star and is seeking a more lucrative offer.
  • Siakam is the most likely player in this group to sign a new contract by Monday, according to Haynes, who refers to the Raptors‘ forward as a “virtual lock” to be extended. However, it will likely require a maximum-salary offer from Toronto, league sources inform Haynes. A five-year max for Siakam would be worth a projected $168MM, and could even get as high as $202MM if it includes Rose Rule language.
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7 thoughts on “Extension Rumors: Hield, Brown, Siakam

  1. Pass The Ball Hard

    hope the raptors don’t blow that money on going-nowhere siakam. that would be a serious error.

    • sovietcanuckistanian

      what would be fair for a man of his (presumably sustainable over the length of the contract) talents? 25-30 a year?

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      If the Raptors don’t re-sign their best player (Siakam) then who are they going to spend all of their money on next summer in free agency?

  2. DynamiteAdams

    I don’t think Brown is worth more than 20 million a year. He might not be worth 17 million a year.

    • alexmiller6677

      Agreed. I don’t see making a big offer on him since he’ll be a restricted FA and you can just match any offer if he does have a monster year. I’d rather focus on Tatum than Brown imo.

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