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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 “SI.com,” 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...
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