HoopsHype Roy Hibbert rumors

May 6, 2014 Updates

“Me and Roy Hibbert had the same amount of points and rebounds tonight,” Tracy McGrady joked on Twitter. The seven-time All-Star forward retired last year and is now pursuing a career in minor-league baseball. SI.com

Three-time All-Star Gilbert Arenas, who hasn’t played in the NBA since 2012, posted a photoshop of Hibbert holding up a piece of paper with two zeroes on it to his Instagram account. “I made the All-Star [Game] but through 3 quarters these are my stats,” the caption read. The photo has since been deleted. SI.com

This was what the Pacers wanted, the style of play they wanted to face in this Eastern Conference semifinal. They were frothing at the mouth at the prospect of facing another muscular heavyweight, a chance to show off why they were second in the NBA in defensive rebounding position. Especially Roy Hibbert, who was rendered invisible by the Hawks' perimeter-loving big man. Well, they got what they asked for. They got it right in the mouth. "They just out-fought us,'' David West said, shaking his head. USA Today Sports

May 5, 2014 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Remember how Roy Hibbert's struggles were supposedly because of the matchup vs. ATL? He had 0 points, 0 rebounds, 5 fouls in Game 1 vs. WAS. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

April 30, 2014 Updates
April 26, 2014 Updates

On the evening before Game 4, Roy Hibbert caught an Uber ride with team brass Larry Bird, Donnie Walsh and Kevin Pritchard. The party got lost riding around downtown Atlanta before finding a nice Italian restaurant near the team hotel. This, according to Hibbert, who shared details of his Friday night meal after expressing surprise that a reporter brought it up. "Who told you that? Nobody knew!" Hibbert said. "We just talked. We just had a nice dinner. "Larry and I talked (earlier) and he asked if (I) wanted to go to dinner on (him). He had plans and he invited me with the three amigos." Indianapolis Star

April 25, 2014 Updates

Hibbert has scored only 18 points in the first three games on 7-of-25 shooting. Coach Frank Vogel was asked if he planned to make a change, especially given the Pacers had more success with their big man on the bench. "We're going to look at everything," Vogel said. "He has not played well in the series to this point. But we still have confidence in Roy Hibbert." USA Today Sports

April 24, 2014 Updates
April 23, 2014 Updates

Sources said that Stephenson and guard George Hill had to be separated on the bench during a 26-point home loss to San Antonio on March 31. And when Roy Hibbert made his well-chronicled complaints to NBA.com in late March about "some selfish dudes in here," sources say he was essentially referring to Stephenson, who ranks as one of the league's most improved players this season as he approaches free agency in July and is well-known to be a Bird favorite. ESPN.com

April 20, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers are on the verge of a complete meltdown. The team survived a disastrous end to the regular season and still managed to claim the East’s No. 1 seed, but the Pacers gave away home court advantage with a shocking Game 1 loss to the No. 8 Atlanta Hawks Saturday. Atlanta cruised to a 14-0 lead to open the game and kept the lead in double-digits until the final minute of play. Kyle Korver blocked Roy Hibbert twice. On TNT Sunday, analyst Charles Barkley unloaded on the Pacers, calling them “flat wussies” for their performance. For The Win

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