Roy Hibbert RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 7-2 / 2.18
Weight:278 lbs. / 126.1 kg.
Height: 7-2 / 2.18
Weight:278 lbs. / 126.1 kg.
As the Lakers work to clear cap space to sign free agents and absorb Hibbert’s contract, Nick Young is a strong candidate to be unloaded, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Lakers are finalizing details to acquire Hibbert, and there remains a possibility Los Angeles could send a player to the Pacers in the agreement, sources said. The Lakers and Pacers had agreed on a future second-round pick as compensation for Hibbert and his $15.5 million 2015-16 salary getting absorbed into Los Angeles’ salary-cap space. The Lakers are exploring trades for Young, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre. Sacre and/or Kelly are possibilities to go to Pacers, sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: It is still possible the Lakers could include a player to Indiana in the Roy Hibbert trade, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: Pacers finalizing terms on a trade to send center Roy Hibbert to the Lakers. Hibbert’s been informed he’s headed to Lakers. Lakers take Hibbert’s $15.5M salary into space, likely send combo of 2nd round pick(s) and overseas players rights. @Jeff Zillgitt first.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Final issue still being worked out in trade — fiitting Hibbert’s 15 percent trade kicker into Lakers room. Sides working that out. Trade kicker is $2.3M bonus Pacers pay Hibbert — but impacts Lakers salary cap. No deal can be completed until July 9. Time to complete it. Lakers angling to preserve as much salary cap space as possible — and bring on Hibbert in the deal. Sides believe it’ll get worked out.
Bobby Marks: Hibbert will get his bonus because his option year was exercised. Also 15% of 15.5m falls below the projected max salary. Cant exceed it. Players can waive a portion of their trade bonus to make a deal work. Don’t see that happening here with LAL taking him with room
Jeff Zillgitt: As Pacers-Lakers figure out details of Roy Hibbert trade, it looks like Pacers will get cash and future pick in return. Sorting it out now. Short-term solution for both Pacers & Lakers. Hibbert wasn’t part of Pacers’ future & Lakers need a big after striking out in free agency.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that the Lakers and Pacers are actively discussing a trade where L.A. would take Roy Hibbert into salary-cap space. After missing out on all of their free-agent targets, Lakers are talking trade with Pacers which would land them the former All-Star center
The Indiana Pacers have engaged the Dallas Mavericks in discussions about a three-way sign-and-trade agreement that would potentially bring former All-Star center Roy Hibbert to the Clippers, a league executive told The Times on Saturday, though the Mavericks’ motivation to complete such a deal seemed doubtful.
Indiana is seeking to trade Hibbert after failing to get him to decline his player option for $15.5 million for next season by publicly implying in April he might be benched if he returned. The Pacers are expected to engage other teams for Hibbert’s services if the sign-and-trade agreement with the Mavericks and Clippers falls through.
What the Clippers can do is a sign-and-trade that could bring them Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. A league source told this newspaper shortly after Jordan’s team announced he was leaving that the Clippers could aim for a deal like this that would bring them Hibbert, send Jordan to Dallas with Dallas shooting guard Monta Ellis heading to Indiana. Ellis on Thursday agreed to a four-year deal with the Pacers.
Once the free-agent dust settles, the Pacers will engage teams in trade scenarios for Roy Hibbert, league sources said. They’re looking for teams with room who can absorb Hibbert’s $15.5 million salary.
“You know, obviously Roy wants to play, he knows he’s unpopular right now, but we talked and he’s going to be a professional. He’s always been a professional. He’s had his ups and downs but he’s always been a pro and been diligent about his work. He’s working to get better. He’s going to fight. He’s not going to be one of those guys who’s going to become a locker room issue.
Then there was this: You remember the post-season postmortem when Larry Bird all but begged Roy Hibbert to opt out of the final year of his contract? West was watching. West was listening. And West was seething. He thought it was a low-class move by the organization to, in his words, “throw Roy under the bus.” “That’s one thing where I wish they would have handled better was the situation with Roy,” West said. “I’ll be honest with you, that bothered me a little bit, and I told Roy that. I’m the type of guy who feels like we’re all in this fight together and I’m not designed in that way to put it all on one guy. That did rub me the wrong way. That threw me off. I started reading some of that stuff, I started thinking, ‘Whoaa.’ I just didn’t feel good about that. I told Roy that it bothered me, that he’s still my teammate.
“You know, obviously Roy wants to play, he knows he’s unpopular right now, but we talked and he’s going to be a professional. He’s always been a professional. He’s had his ups and downs but he’s always been a pro and been diligent about his work. He’s working to get better. He’s going to fight. He’s not going to be one of those guys who’s going to become a locker room issue. “But that was not the straw that broke the camel’s back. “I just watched those finals, and I thought, ‘Man, I’ve got to give myself a chance.’ That’s the reason I made this decision.‘’