The Pacers can match any offer because Hibbert is a restricted Free Agent, but the Blazers are trying to make it difficult by offering him the maximum contract allowed.
The Portland Trail Blazers have offered restricted free agent center Roy Hibbert a four-year, $58 million contract, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard.
The $58-million offer sheet, earlier reported by SI.com, is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.
According to SI.com, the Indiana Pacers did not offer Hibbert the maximum and the 25-year-old All-Star is leaning toward signing the Blazers’ offer sheet.
If Hibbert signs with Portland, the Pacers would have the right to match and retain their 7-foot-2, 260-pound center
Hibbert might want to think twice about signing with Portland. That is the place where they put big men out to pasture.