Some important names that are still on the market have yet to officially sign a contract, however, and Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is itching to find out what’s going on with them, as seen below:
Still wanna know when Brandon Jennings, Greg Oden n Pek are gonna sign.
— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) July 30, 2013
Some players simply don’t care about what other players or teams around the league are doing unless it directly involves them or their team. Others pay close attention to the league they play for, and Hibbert is clearly one of them. So lets take a look at what’s going on with some of the players the center mentioned.
Greg Oden hasn’t played a game since suffering this gruesome knee injury back in the 2009-2010 season, but has drawn plenty of interest since making himself available this summer. After impressing a few of the teams that saw him work out last week, he is reportedly most intrigued by the New Orleans Pelicans and the Miami Heat.
The most recent news about the status of Nikola Pekovic came last week, when it was reported that Flip Saunders would visit the center’s agent in New York to iron out the differences about how much Pekovic is truly worth. It is believed that the team offered a four-year, $50 million deal. The center’s agent Jeff Schwartz, however, was apparently not satisfied with the amount and sent in a counter offer.
Brandon Jennings is still mulling over his options. With a lack of interest from teams around the league, the latest rumor on the point guard is that he is considering the idea of picking up the Qualifying Offer from the Milwaukee Bucks to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
James Park is the chief blogger of Sheridan Hoops. You can find him on twitter @SheridanBlog.