Most likely Indiana expected Hibbert would get a max contract from another team. Now they can match our 4 year max contract without offering the extra 5th year that only they could provide. Actually It seems to work better for them this way. Also, KP gets to drag all of Portland along in anticipation. It's all one big, two week long slap in the face from our exiled Golden boy ex-GM Kevin Pritchard. Well played KP, well played (I posted this earlier and thought it deserved it's own fanpost).