Roy Hibbert May Test Free Agency
In this case, it appears the player is the one who’s reluctant to do a deal.
(Roy) Hibbert has established himself as a promising young center, and big men are always in short supply. With the likes of Dwight Howard and Deron Williams unlikely to be on the open market next summer, no matter what they wind up doing, Hibbert and agent David Falk may gamble that the 25-year-old Hibbert can generate signficant interest on the free-agent market, even if he’s restricted.
“I’m not saying 100 percent we wouldn’t do (an extension), but I’d say it’s likely,” Falk said Friday. “He likes Indiana, it’s a great place, it’s worked out well. But it’s my opinon that generally, these things are hard to do. If I was an owner I wouldn’t do one unless I got a discount.”