HoopsHype Roy Hibbert rumors


April 17, 2015 Updates

When asked about Hibbert's reaction to comments made by Bird and Vogel, Hibbert's agent, David Falk, replied with an e-mail to The Indianapolis Star: "We will respond at the appropriate time." Falk suggested his client would take his time to choose to opt-in for the final year of his contract. "We will decide that in late June," Falk wrote in an e-mail. If Hibbert decides to stick with the Pacers, he will get paid more than $15 million for the 2015-16 season. That number provides plenty of reasons to weather any ignominy as a backup center. However, the Pacers have been turning away from Hibbert for a while now. Indianapolis Star

Bird and Vogel endorsed a smaller, faster lineup that can score more points after finishing 24th in scoring this season at 97.3 points per game. "If (Hibbert) comes back we're probably going to play another style and I can't guarantee him anything," Bird said. "He's going to have to earn it." Indianapolis Star

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He is a 6-foot-8 ghost who walks among them, a franchise player who flashes his old form often in scrimmages -- "I've seen him do windmills," teammate Roy Hibbert said -- but is still not back on the court. He was supposed to return March 14, according to him, and then he was supposed to return March 21, according to ESPN. Both predictions were wrong. And so the Pacers enter the final fortnight of the season still waiting, still hoping, that their franchise player can return. NBA.com

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The athletics program at Georgetown University is getting a big upgrade, and Roy Hibbert is largely contributing to the project. The Pacers big man has donated $1 million to help fund the Thompson Athletics Center. Georgetown University is near and dear to the heart of Hibbert. He was born in Queens, New York, but his family moved to Maryland at a very young age. The 7-foot-2 center attended Georgetown Prep prior to playing four years for the Hoyas under John Thompson III at Georgetown. Vigilant Sports

March 1, 2015 Updates

A matchup with the rebuilding 76ers looks solid on paper, but Hibbert has been struggling since the All-Star break. He has failed to reach 20.00 FantasyScore points in four games, and he managed just eight points and seven rebounds against Philadelphia Feb. 20. HoopsHype

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Alex Kennedy: Rival executives say that Indiana is open to trading Roy Hibbert. Nothing is imminent, but the Pacers would move him for the right offer. One problem for Indiana when it comes to moving Roy Hibbert is that he can opt out after this season and become an unrestricted free agent. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

The Indiana Pacers are looking to move one of their high-priced veterans, league sources say, in order to create salary-cap room to pursue Dragic, should he be available this summer. Power forward David West and point guard George Hill have been mentioned as available, and although center Roy Hibbert has not, the Pacers' interest in Dragic is believed to be strong enough that they'd move anyone other than Paul George to create the necessary cap space to get him. Bleacher Report

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