Yeah that's a problem. We're in the 3 yr transition period to the new CBA and there are too many teams right now with a lot of free cap space. I imagine both Hibbert & Batum will get a nice retail contract.
because of this he won't be worth his contract. i am skeptical of him anyway. the blazers fans and team are far more optimistic about their "budding stars" than they should be. they went ga ga over rudy f for years until they were 6 days late on realizing he aint white mike. batum to me is a great prospect but i don't see him worth anywhere near 8 million per year which he will probably get more than. before we commit coin to a piece we need the building block.