Pacers’ Roy Hibbert doesn’t want extension?

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Since being drafted 17th overall in 2008, 7-2 center Roy Hibbert has averaged 10.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Indiana Pacers. This season, though, his numbers are up to 13.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game over the first dozen contests of the season. reports that it looks like the 25-year-old is planning to possibly take his talents to another team as a restricted free agent this summer rather than trying to get the Pacers to sign him to a long-term extension.

After all, teams are always seemingly desperate for a talented big man.

"I'm not saying 100 percent we wouldn't do [an extension], but I'd say it's likely," his agent, David Falk said, according to the site. "He likes Indiana, it's a great place, it's worked out well. But it's my opinion that generally, these things are hard to do. If I was an owner I wouldn't do one unless I got a discount. … I think more than anything else, the reason guys do extensions, in my opinion, is when you have a client who is insecure that he's going to get paid. … Centers don't grow on trees. If the guy has the confidence to wait, he's probably better off waiting."


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