Kings Were ‘Steaming’ After Lakers Walked Away From Buddy Hield Trade Talks

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The Sacramento Kings were left “steaming” when the Los Angeles Lakers pivoted away from trade discussions centered on Buddy Hield and executed a deal for Russell Westbrook.

The Kings had no idea the Lakers were even competing for a Westbrook deal.

The parameters of the deal centered on Hield for Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell.

“I was kind of shocked because I thought I was going to Sac,” Kuzma recently said on the “No Chill with Gilbert Arenas” podcast. “The Sacramento deal, with Buddy Hield, that [expletive] was done.”