Originally Posted by spurduncan21
Are you people crazy? Why even talk about this? He's a RFA and they will match any reasonable offer and were in no position to throw the bank at him. No way will IN let him walk and they is just pure nonsense to even speculate. How bout we just trade for Dwight Howard since he's damaged goods haha
Is there any league rule or process that would preclude Tim Duncan from signing a lower-dollar contract with the Spurs? Because if Duncan were willing to take a pay cut next year, then San Antonio COULD throw unreasonable money at Hibbert. It would be the only way to get him. After all, we won't be getting a #1 draft pick anytime soon, and there aren't many other strategic options available, unless we tank (while Ginobili and Parker aren't getting any younger). And even if we tank for a couple of years, there is no guarantee of getting a proven big man; there are too many variables between the lottery and the talent that's available at the time.
By the way, Hibbert had *9* blocks tonight (granted, in a loss to an Orlando team that is missing Dwight Howard).