Buddy Hield feels like the Kings’ four-year, $100-million contract extension offer is “an insult.”

Hield, 26, is reportedly seeking a deal in the $110-million range ahead of Monday’s rookie-scale extensions deadline.

Buddy says he loves Sacramento, but if he doesn’t get his money, he may ultimately “find somewhere else to be.”

Per The Sac Bee:

“I see it like an insult,” Hield told The Bee . “I feel like I’m worth more than that. If you say I’m your guy and you want to build around me, I just need you to show it. Actions speak louder than words. If you’re just talking and not showing nothing, I’m not going to respect it. I love playing here. I want to be here. This is my 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.”

Hield, 26, isn’t demanding a max contract extension, but he told The Bee $100 million over four years would not be enough. League sources told Yahoo! Sports Hield and his agent, Brandon Rosenthal, are seeking a deal closer to $110 million. Hield said he was not confident the two sides could come to terms before the deadline and indicated for the first time he might seek a way out of Sacramento if that doesn’t happen.

“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. Until then, we’ll see if they really want me here. That’s the goal, to be here. I love Sacramento, but if they don’t want me here, if they don’t feel like I’m part of the core … I want to be here. If they don’t want me here, find somewhere else to be.”

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, center, shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Patrick Patterson (54) and forward Paul George, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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