Just a quick reminder that Halloween is a very meaningful date for the Pacers and a couple of their young players. According to Larry Coon’s FAQ:
Teams have until the October 31 preceding the player’s second season to exercise their option for the player’s third season. Likewise, they have until the October 31 preceding the player’s third season to exercise their option for the player’s fourth season (see question number 50 for more information on options). If the team invokes both options (keeping the player for all four seasons) then the player becomes a restricted free agents following his fourth season (see question number 36 for more information on restricted free agency). If the team declines either option, then the player enters free agency as an unrestricted free agent.
So, as Pacer faithful, you should keep an eye out for the announcements on the disposition of the options for both Brandon Rush and Roy Hibbert. According to ShamSports.com, Rush’s option is for $2,069,040, while Hibbert’s is for $1,685,280. It is an almost foregone conclusion that these options will be picked up, but it’s pretty much the only suspense we have left going this preseason.
Tags: Cap & Trade