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Buddy Hield not returning calls from Luke Walton

But for Hield, things have changed. According to league sources, Hield has soured on Walton to the point he will not answer his coach’s phone calls. Messages to Hield’s agent, Brandon Rosenthal, and Walton were not returned. In February, The Athletic reported Hield’s frustrations with Walton and how his benching was handled could lead to Hield wanting to be traded after the 2019-20 season.
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Sharpshooter Buddy Hield — the sixth pick in 2016 — and the Sacramento Kings appear to be operating under a more strenuous discourse. The 6-foot-4 guard, who scored a career-high 20.7 points per game last season while shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc, recently expressed a level of frustration with how negotiations are going. […] The Kings have an offer for Hield on the table for four years and $90 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Hield and his agent, Brandon Rosenthal, are seeking a number closer to $110 million, sources said.
Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala says his agent, Brandon Rosenthal, is like the assistant coach who finally gets his shot to be the head coach. “It’s similar to the coach who went to Washington from Syracuse — Mike Hopkins,” Iguodala said in a telephone interview. Hopkins was the longtime assistant coach to Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim before being named to the head coaching position for the Washington Huskies hoops team in March. “Mike has been waiting in the wings for Boeheim to leave for the longest, but Boeheim just stuck around,” Iguodala said. “But you know, ‘Hop’ is now the head coach.”
Iguodala said last week that he is staying with Landmark Sports and will be represented by Rosenthal, after Rob Pelinka left the agency to become general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers. When Pelinka left the Los Angeles-based NBA player representation firm in March, many in the industry and the media thought there would be a mass exodus of NBA players from the firm. But so far, that hasn’t been the case. One player, Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Shabazz Muhammad, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, has left the agency. There is a 15-day window, under National Basketball Players Association rules, between when an NBA player can fire one agent and sign with a new one. Muhammad was in that window last week and had not signed with another agent.
Waiters said that he’ll remain with Pelinka’s Landmark Sports Agency for the foreseeable future, and represented by agent Brandon Rosenthal. Pelinka was Kobe Bryant’s longtime agent, an obvious Lakers tie. Some of his other NBA clients include Chris Bosh, James Harden and Eric Gordon. Waiters said Pelinka going to the Lakers in such a capacity was “a dream come true.” “He took a big-time job that you really can’t turn down,” Waiters said.