Northwest Rumors: Millsap, McGee, T-Wolves

The Northwest has certainly been the NBA's most active division on the restricted free agent market so far today, with the Trail Blazers extending Roy Hibbert a maximum offer and the Timberwolves making a hard push for Nicolas Batum. According to Ken Berger of (via Twitter), Portland's four-year offer to Hibbert is worth $58.4MM. I assume that's based on 2011/12's maximum-salary figures, which are likely to stay the same for 2012/13. Hibbert is leaning toward signing the offer sheet when the moratorium ends, which would give the Pacers three days to match it, says Berger.

Here are a few more Sunday updates out of the Northwest:

  • Paul Millsap is expected to seek a contract extension in the neighborhood of Gerald Wallace's reported four-year, $40MM deal with the Nets, according to Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Smith adds in the same piece that the agents for two current Jazz free agents are open to sign-and-trade deals if their clients don't re-sign in Utah. C.J. Miles and Josh Howard are the only Jazz free agents that made more than the minimum salary last year, so maybe Smith is hearing from their agents, but that's just a guess on my part.
  • Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri will meet with JaVale McGee's representatives tomorrow to begin talks on a new contract for the big man, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. McGee hasn't received any offers yet, says Ken Berger, who adds that retaining Andre Miller is a priority for Denver (Twitter link).
  • The Timberwolves have set up a meeting with Celtics restricted free agent Greg Stiemsma, as Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune writes. A. Sherrod Blakely of tweets that the C's remain Stiemsma's first choice.


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