Found July 01, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
The first huge shot of the 2012 NBA Free Agency war was fired, as the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, let loose a howitzer blast aimed directly at the Indiana Pacers. According to a story reported by “,” Portland’s new General Manager Neil Olshey has offered Indiana Pacers All-Star center Roy Hibbert a max deal. The former Los Angeles Clippers General Manager hired by the Blazers last month, tendered the Pacers big man a four-year offer sheet for a reported $58 million. If the talented big man does sign the offer, which he will be able to do on July 7, the Pacers would have three days to match it, or he would end up in Portland. The move by the Blazers, shows that they believe the future is now and Olshey will pull out all the stops, to get his new team back among the elite teams in the Association. The team cut ties earlier this year with former number one NBA Draft pick Greg Oden, after the former Buckeye spent most of his time with the club unable to play due to injuri...

Roy Hibbert: 5 reasons Pacers should match Portland's offer & 5 reasons why not

Roy Hibbert averaged 12.8 points per game last season. He was an All Star Center in the Eastern Conference. Hibbert also finished the regular season averaging 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per night. He then elevated those numbers during the playoffs, posting 11.2 and 3.1 respectively. Roy should be paid much more than Omer Asik, but should he be paid as much LeBron? One one hand,...

Report: Roy Hibbert Offered Max Contract by Portland Trail Blazers

Roy Hibbert is one of the few true big men in the NBA, so perhaps it's appropriate that he's been offered a similarly sized contract. The Pacers center, a restricted free agent and generally regarded as the top center in this year's free agent class, has reportedly been offered a max contract by the Trail Blazers hours after NBA free agency opened Sunday morning, according...

Report: Hibbert gets max deal offer from Blazers

Indiana Pacers restricted free agent Roy Hibbert reportedly has been offered a maximum contract by the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Hibbert has received a four-year, $58 million offer sheet from the Trail Blazers, according to The report said Hibbert, 25, is leading toward taking the Blazers deal after the Pacers initially did not offer a maximum deal to keep him...

Portland Trail Blazers reach verbal agreement with Roy Hibbert on multi-year contract

  The Blazers offered Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert a contract as soon as free agency opened Saturday night, but according to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian the two sides have come to a verbal agreement. The team on Sunday reached a verbal agreement on a multi-year contract with restricted free agent Roy Hibbert, widely regarded [...]

Blazers Offer Roy Hibbert Max Contract 4 Years $58 Million

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Portland will offer Roy Hibbert a max deal

RFA Roy Hibbert's four-year, max offer sheet from Portland is worth $58.4M. Pacers center leaning that way. Indy has three days to match. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 1, 2012 The news is coming fast and furious. The Blazers are trying to create a twin-towers situation in Portland with Hibbert and LaMarcus Aldridge.  Both players are versatile bigs, but Aldridge prefers...

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Hibbert Receives Max Contract Offer From Blazers

The Pacers did not offer a max contract to Roy Hibbert, who is leaning toward signing the offer sheet with the Blazers.

Larry Bird: LeBron James can ‘maybe get close’ to Michael Jordan

LeBron James put together one of the best postseasons in NBA history to earn his first championship and the second in the Heat’s franchise history. Larry Bird, who won three championships and is one of the best players in NBA history, was awfully impressed by James’ performance throughout the postseason. The Hall of Famer sees greatness with LeBron, and thinks he can get into...

Pacers offseason update #3

The Pacers' offseason has gotten off to a rocky start.First of all, Roy Hibbert got a max contract offer from the Portland Trailblazers -- $58 million for 4 years. Frankly, that stinks.  Not because Roy is likely to leave Indiana because I doubt the Pacers would allow that to happen, but because it means the Pacers will now likely have to offer Roy a similar contract (they can...

Clyde Drexler implies Magic Johnson, Larry Bird didn’t deserve to make Dream Team

Clyde Drexler may have backed off the comments he made to Jack McCallum in the upcoming book “Dream Team,” but the more McCallum releases from the book, the worse Drexler looks. An excerpt from the book, which is due out next month, was published by Deadspin last Tuesday and in it Clyde Drexler suggested the Dream Team pitied Magic Johnson because they felt he was going to die...

Trailblazers offer Roy Hibbert max deal

Let free agency begin with a bang! Restricted free agent big man Roy Hibbert has been offered a max contract by the Portland Trailblazers, acording to SI’s Sam Amick. Sources say this would account for $58 million over 4 years. This pretty much says that the Blazers are moving on from the Greg Oden era, which never really got going. Oden was once a number one pick over Kevin...

All Time NBA Mock Draft- Larry Bird v Rick Barry

  It’s the greatest internet fantasy geek tournament ever created, and it starts now.  Plus it’s a hell of a way to pass the off season rumor mill and FA period by. That’s right we have brought to The Sports Headquarters for the first time the All Time NBA Mock Draft. The basis of the competition is simple, we took every NBA player that has ever laced them up and made them...

NBA Number One Overall Pick Sprains Ankle in Workout

Anthony Davis, the number one pick in the 2012 NBA Draft sprained his ankle during a Hornets workout. Meaning he’s most likely not going to be playing for team USA. At least that’s what Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the most reliable people for NBA news tweeted. Anthony Davis suffered a severely sprained ankle in a Hornets workout and almost assuredly is unable to play for Team...
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