The Indiana Pacers had a productive meeting with unrestricted free agent center Chris Kaman on Monday night as they look to fortify their options in the front court should Roy Hibbert not return. Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reported through twitter last night that the meeting went well, which was backed up by a few other reporters.
Hornets free agent C Chris Kaman had positive meeting with the Pacers' brass over dinner tonight in Indy, but no offer made, source tells Y!— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2012
Kaman is coming off of a 5-year, $52 million contract that paid him $14 million last season, according to ShamSports. The value in choosing Kaman over Hibbert, which the Pacers would be doing since they can match Hibbert's offer, would be the ability to sign him at a lower cap number. But how much lower? No doubt the Pacers are working with some analysis of production per cap space dollar but there remain risks that aren't on the stat sheet.
But those risks go both ways with Kaman and Hibbert. With no offer to Kaman, the Pacers are letting things play out here until next week. Considering all of the local burn bans this week, at least we'll get some fireworks out of the Fieldhouse next week.
Check out the links after the jump with plenty of other free agent news.
- A Day in the Life of Miles Plumlee | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers have little to consider: Just pay Roy Hibbert, says Bob Kravitz | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers: Some good news for the blue and gold | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- George Hill, Pacers agree to five-year deal – USATODAY.com
- Report: Pacers have resigned guard George Hill - fox59.com
- Brooklyn Nets agree to trade with Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson, sources say - ESPN New York
- Hawks trade Joe Johnson to Nets; send Marvin Williams to Jazz - Yahoo! Sports
- Brandon Roy Rumors: Warriors, Bulls, Pacers, Mavericks, Timberwolves The Choices - SB Nation Bay Area
- New Orleans Hornets unrestricted free agent Chris Kaman scheduled to meet with the Indiana Pacers later today | NOLA.com
- Broussard: Nets Try For Big Three! Seek Deal with Magic for Howard; Would Trade Lopez, Hump, Brooks - NetsDaily
- Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard could still go to Brooklyn Nets, sources say - ESPN
- Danny Ferry deals Marvin Williams to Utah, continuing a much-needed rebuilding process in Atlanta | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports