that isn't blackmail. That is 100% within their rights.
"If you don't opt in to your contract for next season we will trade you to the Lakers, which we have the ability to do since it's our choice, and you will have to play with them for a single season" OH NO. something can't be considered blackmail if it's within the team's rights to do that thing.
Hibbert is a 10 mil guy. why xan't teams pay accordingly instead of throwing out max contracts like it's nothing? small markets aren't bad because of the contract, it's because of all the shitty contracts.