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Aldridge: Pacers Still Undecided On Matching RFA C Roy Hibbert

David Aldridge of NBA.com reports on Twitter that the Indiana Pacers are still not ready to reveal their plans for restricted free agent center Roy Hibbert, who agreed to a 4-year, $58 million maximum offer sheet with the Portland Trail Blazers. -------------------------- League source says Pacers still have not decided if they will match proposed max offer sheet by Portland over the weekend to Roy Hibbert. -------------------------- The offer sheet cannot be officially extended until July 11. At that point, the Pacers have three days to decide whether or not to match. Pacers president Donnie Walsh said this week that retaining Hibbert was the team's "first priority." While Pacers coach Frank Vogel said before free agency opened that Hibbert "wasn't going anywhere" there are some who don't view the Pacers matching as a slam dunk. It was reported earlier this week that the Pacers would begin to investigate other potential options at center in case they didn't match on Hibbert. The Pacers reportedly agreed to re-sign restricted free agent guard George Hill to a 5-year contract on Monday. Blazers GM Neil Olshey and president Larry Miller made Hibbert their first stop of the 2012 Free Agency period. Hibbert was reportedly "blown away" by Olshey and company. Hibbert, 25, just completed his fourth season with the Indiana Pacers, posting career-high averages of 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. He played in 65 of Indiana's 66 games last season. Hibbert, listed at 7-foot-2 and 278 pounds, is generally regarded as a top-5 free agent in this year's class and the best available center. Thanks to golfballer333 in the FanShots. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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