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December 7, 2013 Updates

Several members of the Pacers organization took to Twitter to post updates on the long, strange trip to the Texas. First, fog in San Antonio forced the team plane to take a detour and land in Houston. Then when the Pacers boarded a charter bus to complete the more than 3 ½ hour road trip to San Antonio, the bus had issues. Notwithstanding, Roy Hibbert posted a video on Instagram of Watson trapped in the restroom. The always-entertaining Yahoo Ball Don't Lie gathered all the highlights here. So you know about the grounded plane and What A Burger pitstop, but you might not have known that the team had a previous scare during their arrival to snowy Salt Lake City. The best thing about this story – ask any of the Pacers and they'd tell you how the other guy was frightened during the rough landing. Several players offered their different versions after the win over the Jazz. "Ohhh! It was rough," Hibbert exclaimed. Indianapolis Star

Vogel, who was working his way down the post-game spread, didn't take his eyes off the meatballs to offer this: "I was texting my goodbyes," he said. Hibbert continued: "I was sleeping then all of a sudden it just started rumbling for like 10 seconds straight. The rookie grabbed me on my leg –" "Yo! What's going on over there," Solomon Hill responded when he heard his name being besmirched. Indianapolis Star

December 6, 2013 Updates
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After a battle between the Pacers and Blazers, two of the top teams in the NBA, in which Portland pulled off the 106-102 victory, Roy Hibbert took to Twitter and had a great exchange with his counterpart from the game, LaMarcus Aldridge. “Next time…I’m wearing a cup,” Hibbert tweeted to Aldridge with a photo of protective gear, in reference to the physical style of play from earlier in the night. After a few friendly exchanges, Hibbert, never one to shy away from making bold statements, predicted a Blazers vs. Pacers matchup in the NBA Finals. beyondthebuzzer.com

November 29, 2013 Updates

Spurs forward Boris Diaw, one of the team’s more fashionable dressers, was amused by Pacers center Roy Hibbert’s use of “almond cookie” lotion. “Almond cookie?” Diaw said. “Is that for real?” Diaw actually uses lotion during games, but its use has nothing to do with making himself smell good. “My hands don’t sweat,” he explained, “so I use Vaseline Intensive Care (lotion) to keep them moist. Otherwise, I can’t grip the ball.” San Antonio Express-News

November 24, 2013 Updates

Center Roy Hibbert, who was quite vocal during the playoffs about the Pacers’ perceived lack of respect, said the team increased its work ethic after seeing what it needed to do to reach the next level. “We’re focused. We’re ready to work, we’re going to be a really good team,” said Hibbert. “We want to stay focused, build off of last year, but also we want to win a championship, and we’ve got a lot of work to do. “You have to work. We have to go about our business the right way every single time, getting rebounds, being focused and mentally preparing for all games — so we have a different approach this year, a little bit older, more experienced. Boston Globe

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Greg Oden has yet to be active for a game this season as the Heat are being very cautious with the health of the big man. They are essentially saving Oden for the second half of the season and postseason, hoping he can provide some resistance to Indiana’s Roy Hibbert in the paint. Oden is never going to regain his Ohio State form after having multiple knee surgeries but could help Miami in short minutes Boston Globe

November 16, 2013 Updates

Friday, All-Star voting began and will run through Jan. 20. The Pacers’ core six — the starters plus Danny Granger — are on the ballot. “If it happens, it happens,” Hibbert said of his desire to be a second-time All-Star. “My thing at the beginning of the summer was put on size so I could get in there. I want to be Defensive Player of the Year. Whatever happens with All-Stars happens. I never thought I’d be an All-Star when I got to the league. I have one under my belt. If it happens, I’m happy. But I don’t think about that.” Pacers.com

November 15, 2013 Updates
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No other team this season comes close to having three big men in that scoring category. "(Coach Frank) Vogel, as well as the players, understand their strengths, so he gets them the ball where they can have the most success," the scout said. "It's a simple game when you do that. West and Scola are great pick-and-pop bigs. Hibbert is primarily a deep roll man but can make the 15-footer. Pick your poison." Bleacher Report

November 10, 2013 Updates
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Drummond stands 6-foot-10 and weighs 270 pounds. Pacers center Roy Hibbert is 7-2 and 290. They fought for position and bumped and bruised one another in an old-school exchange that would have made Bill Laimbeer proud. It was a wonderful inside battle that reminded you of the 1970s and 1980s in the NBA, when giant gladiators fought for position in the paint. There were some jabs during the game, but Hibbert saved the biggest one for after. “To tell you the truth I was a fan of his until tonight,” Hibbert said Tuesday. “He is a real good prospect, but it seemed like he was running his mouth a little bit tonight. He has a tremendous future, but I was a fan of his. I thought he was supposed to have a breakout year this year. Best of luck to him. He can dunk the ball real well and he can block shots and he can rebound. He is going to have a bright future — but I was a fan of his.” Detroit News

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