Ever-improving big man Roy Hibbert has been at the center of the Indiana Pacers’ evolution into a top Eastern Conference team, which made reports that the Pacers might not retain the restricted free agent rather confusing.
Hibbert received a maximum contract offer from the Portland Trailblazers early in the offseason, and there was legitimate talk that the Pacers were going to pass on their option to match.
Indiana fans need not worry–the “Parks and Recreation” cameo-maker will be staying with the team.
Beat reporter Mike Wells wrote Monday that the Pacers fully intend to match the four-year, $58 million offer for Hibbert. Having already retained George Hill, who overtook Darren Collison as the starting point guard late in the season, the Pacers are assuring the core that nearly pushed the champion Miami Heat to the limit will remain intact.