Found July 10, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Last week, the Portland Trailblazers caught everyone off guard when they made Pacers restricted free agent Roy Hibbert a max contract offer sheet.  For several days, the Pacers let everyone around the league wonder if they were going to match that offer sheet.  That suspense ended Monday when word came out of Indianapolis that the Pacers will offer Hibbert a contract similar to Portland's (H/T to the Indy Star's Mike Wells). The Pacers are trying to build on earning the fifth-best record in the league last season and advancing to the second round of the playoffs. "To keep things rolling, you need to get everybody back so it’s the way it was before," Pacers point guard George Hill said last week. The 7'2" center made his first All-Star team last year and has shown improvement all four years he's been in the league.  He's also one of the few back to the baskets centers left in the league.  Teams with quick front lines do give the former Georg...

Pacers to retain Hibbert with $58 million offer

Indiana Pacers restricted free agent Roy Hibbert was in Portland on Monday to take a physical, but he'll return to the Pacers next season after the team extended a four-year, $58 million offer that essentially served to match the Trail Blazers' maximum value offer sheet. When the NBA moratorium on signings ends Wednesday, Hibbert will have a four-year, $58 million deal...

Hibbert to sign max deal with Blazers; Pacers expected to match

Indiana Pacers restricted free agent Roy Hibbert was in Portland on Monday to take a physical and go through a battery of medical tests in anticipation of signing the maximum offer sheet with the Trail Blazers when the moratorium on signings ends Wednesday. Hibbert has received a four-year, $58 million offer sheet from the Trail Blazers, at which time the Pacers will have three...

No Surprise, Pacers Will Match Blazers Offer To Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers as expected, will match the offer sheet that the Portland Trail Blazers extended to All-Star center Roy Hibbert last week, which will keep him the “Hoosier State” for the next four-years and pay him $58 million over the life of the contract, the “Indianapolis Star” reported on Monday. The Association’s moratorium in signing Free Agents ends Tuesday night...

NBA News: Pacers Will Match Trailblazers’ Offer Sheet for Roy Hibbert has reported that the Indiana Pacers will match the Portland Trailblazers’ offer to Roy Hibbert. Since being drafted in 2008, Hibbert has seen his numbers improve each season he has been in the league. He was arguably the Pacers’ best player last season, and is getting the money he deserves. The Pacers will look [...]

Pacers To Match Roy Hibbert's Offer Sheet With Blazers

The Pacers will match the four-year, $58 million offer sheet Roy Hibbert agreed to with the Blazers.

Pacers' offseason update #6: Hibbert to stay, Collison/Dahntay to go

This smelly offseason just took another turn for the Indiana Pacers and I am not sure what to make of it yet.First of all, Roy Hibbert is remaining a Pacer. That takes care of the biggest question mark this offseason for the Pacers. The Pacers decided to match (as I thought they would all along) and Portland dropped out completely. Roy will be Indiana's franchise center for the...

Relax Portland Trail Blazers Fans, This Isn’t A Failure

This just in:  Roy Hibbert isn’t coming to Portland.  This also just in:  The sky isn’t falling. As I write this, it’s apparent that the coveted free agent (restricted as he may be) center the Portland Trail Blazers targeted will not be a Blazer.  The restricted free agent (Nicolas Batum) they currently hold the rights to allegedly wants out.  And former team president...

Blazers introduce draft picks

While speculation swirls about the Trail Blazers' moves in free agency, the team is welcoming its three recent draft picks to Portland. Guards Damian Lillard and Will Barton and center Meyers Leonard were introduced at a press conference Monday afternoon at the city's Children's Museum. Later, the trio was going to tour the team's facilities. The draft picks are...
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