Found July 11, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
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 Larry Miller, as of last weekend, is now the former Trail Blazer team president.  They also remain without a coach, have stated to have little to no interest in other free agent acquisitions, and appear on the verge of another playoff-less season. And people are wigging-out. While normally more-than-willing to go “negative” in such a situation, I’m not only willing to look at the bright side, but am for the most part on board with what appears to be a long-term plan towards future franchise success. I don’t care that Nicolas Batum prefers to play in Minnesota, nor do I blame him for his reaso...

Timberwolves’ Brandon Roy Wants to Start in Minnesota

Imagine being in the prime of your career; consistently leading your team to the postseason. You’re an NBA All-Star and leader of an entire franchise. Then it all ends. Brandon Roy is playing that role, but despite doctors telling him he shouldn’t play basketball, Roy is ready for another opportunity to not only play well [...]

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...

Pacers plan to match Hibbert offer sheet

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...

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...

Source: Wolves to sign Russias Shved

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement to sign Russian guard Alexey Shved, according to a league source. Terms of the contract have not yet become available.Shved, 23, played for CSKA Moscow last season, and he's currently a member of the Russian national basketball team. Last season, he averaged 11.6 points, 3.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game in...

Wolves doing the math to make moves work

MINNEAPOLIS Late Tuesday evening, the announcement was in. The NBA set its salary cap at 58.044 million, the same as last season. The news was as expected, and three hours later, the league's 10-day moratorium on signing free agents ended. Free agents could officially sign, teams could officially trade players and the bureaucratic boredom should have ended. Should have is...

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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