Always appreciate your insight Scott!! I'm curious and I'm surprised no one has mentioned this from what I've seen and heard. How was Roy Hibbert's contract structured when Portland signed him to an offer sheet in 2012. Also wasn't our own Chad Buchanan in the blazers FO at that time?

I also think this was a signal to the fans that "We will try to get the best talent in Indy, even if we have to pay", but I just don't like how clean the offer sheet was, as you mentioned thats Herb's preference. Which was why I was curious on Roy's deal back in the day and he is the only pacer that comes to mind that had been in that position.

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The Blazers offered Roy an offer sheet, but he never signed it. Didn't even get on his flight to Portland. So it's a slightly different situation.

I believe it was Herb willing to move off his position, but also looking out for a fellow owner. They wanted Ayton, but they respected how the Suns drafted him and had the option to match. Therefore, it was not a complex offer sheet.

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Thanks for the reply Scott! Appreciate the information!

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