The Denver Nuggets may find themselves in company soon if they can’t get a deal worked out with restricted free agent JaVale McGee.
David Aldridge of NBA.com tweeted earlier on Friday,
Nuggets continue to “grind it out” w/JaVale McGee reps, aware that whichever team (PDX, Indy) loses Hibbert will have $ available 2 offer.
No doubt which ever team doesn’t land Roy Hibbert will be hot on McGee’s trail, but currently it seems everything depends on what the Indiana Pacers want to do.
The Portland Trailblazers offered Hibbert a 4-year deal that is in the range of $58 million and if the Pacers don’t choose to match they probably aren’t likely to offer a major deal to McGee. In fact it wouldn’t be surprising if they prefer to go cheaper and get a free agent big like Chris Kaman.
The Blazers on the other hand are destined to land a top free agent this offseason and if they miss out on Roy Hibbert and Nicolas Batum, they may opt to throw a lot of money towards McGee.