I dont get why everyone is surprised. This is what an Agent and a player are SUPPOSED to do. This is a negotiation, nothing more/nothing less. An NBA players second contract is the one that spans the PRIME of their career. If your Hill, why DON'T you shoot for a higher price? There are plenty of dumbass GM's that may have signed the extension without having any second thoughts. Our GM is not one of them, and he turned down the extension, leaving it to be revised in the off season when Hill becomes a RFA.
They are about $1.5M off, which is pocket change in the NBA (never thought I'd say 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS is pocket change). Depending on how he performs the rest of the season, and in the playoffs, I'm pretty confident we'll come to a conclusion of about $6.3-6.6M range. If not, then thanks for your services and the cap space, we'll find someone else to fill the 6th man role.
The bigger question is: What do we do if some team is dumb enough to offer Roy near MAX money?! 7 footers with serious skills and a great attitude/work ethic don't grow on trees. Do we match?