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Report: Hibbert gets max deal offer from Blazers

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Indiana Pacers restricted free agent Roy Hibbert reportedly has been offered a maximum contract by the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.

Hibbert has received a four-year, $58 million offer sheet from the Trail Blazers, according to SI.com.

The report said Hibbert, 25, is leading toward taking the Blazers deal after the Pacers initially did not offer a maximum deal to keep him. The Pacers have three days to match the deal.

An third unnamed team also has offered the 7-foot-2 All-Star center a maximum deal, SI reported.

The NBA free agency negotiating period began Sunday. Contracts cannot be signed until July 11.

The Blazers had a are 28-38 season. It is expected Hibbert would become a power forward next to Blazers All-Star center LaMarcus Aldridge.

Hibbert averaged 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and two blocks a game last season.

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