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Roy Hibbert | Center

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'2' / 285
College: Georgetown
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar came to the defense of Roy Hibbert after some mocking comments came in on a video he posted teaching Hibbert.
"I've been reading your comments and want the fans following us to practice being patient and thinking positive. Good things are happening in the Pacers Fieldhouse. Big men just need other bigs to learn and practice with in order to sharpen their skills. Roy is a hard worker and I'm really looking forward to seeing him play this season." There were lots of positive reports about Hibbert last offseason as he spent time working with the great Tim Duncan, however, he shot just 32.0 percent from 0-3 feet, so the experience didn't exactly translate to success. We're not confident that Hibbert can suddenly have a miraculous turnaround, but it is worth noting that Abdul-Jabbar sees the potential in Roy. Jul 25 - 2:41 PM

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Roy Hibbert is training with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar this offseason.

It's unknown what they're going to work on, but conventional wisdom suggests it'll be involving Hibbert developing a post game. His offensive output was a disaster down the stretch and he couldn't even score effectively from within three feet. He'll have to impress for a couple months before the NBA world changes its mind on his offensive ineptitude.
Jul 22 - 10:39 PM

The Pacers have begun "quietly" shopping Roy Hibbert in trade talks, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

No specific teams or players are mentioned in the report, but it's noteworthy that Indiana is open to dealing Hibbert, whose remaining two years and $30 million don't look great after his disappearing act last season. The Pacers are still in the mix to re-sign Lance Stephenson but thus far their moves in free agency have been minor -- they've retained Lavoy Allen and acquired C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez.
Jul 6 - 3:41 PM

Larry Bird wants Roy Hibbert to find a Hall of Fame mentor to work with over the summer in an effort to add consistency to the center's game.

The Pacers brought in Hall of Famer Bill Walton to work with Hibbert once this season and Bird would like Hibbert to work with somebody like Walton or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar this offseason. "Roy's never asked us to go bring someone in," Bird said. "I always say big guys are different. I would encourage Roy to try to get with one of the greats. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the best teachers. Bill Walton is great. They know how to play the position as well as anyone ever has. I would encourage that." Hibbert was one of the better big men in the league during the first half of the season before his play tailed off significantly during the second half, so working with someone like Abdul-Jabbar or Walton could help bring confidence to the 27-year-old's game.
Source: ESPN
Jun 3 - 9:56 AM

Roy Hibbert made the 2013-14 All-Defensive Second Team.

While Hibbert's offense was certainly sporadic throughout the year, his defense remained a constant throughout the first few months. The Pacers had the best defense in the league, and the second best defense against centers, though Hibbert was the target of offenses for the last few months of the year. Hibbert was also fourth in the league in blocks, averaging 2.2 per game, and when you add it all up he was probably a bit overvalued by the voters.
Jun 2 - 3:45 PM

Roy Hibbert, who had a rough second half and even worse playoffs, is reportedly available for the right price.

Marc Stein of ESPN reports, "There is said to be some thought on both sides...that a fresh start would be beneficial for everyone after the big man’s second-half woes." He added, "Hibbert's camp hasn't outright asked for a trade...but word is that it wouldn't exactly oppose." Hibbert still has two years and $30 million left on his contract, with the second year being a player option. This story should only get more complicated during the summer.
May 31 - 12:37 PM

Roy Hibbert had his second double-double of the playoffs with 10 points, 13 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's Game 5 win.

He hit just 4-of-11 shots and didn't even seem fully tuned into the game late, but still played well enough to help the Pacers win, after not even scoring in Game 4. David West added 19 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block, and the Pacers will need more of the same from the duo for Friday's Game 6 at Miami.
May 28 - 11:34 PM

Roy Hibbert blamed his scoreless Game 4 performance on coach Frank Vogel's gameplan.

David West had a tempting matchup with Rashard Lewis and he quickly became a focal point of the Pacers' attack in the first quarter. "The game plan really wasn't to utilize me as much," Hibbert said. "Would I like a little bit more touches early on? Yeah. But that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes ... I can't control plays called for me." Vogel blamed Hibbert's ineffectiveness on foul trouble, and it will be interesting to see if he's more involved in the offense when Indiana seeks to avoid elimination on Wednesday.
May 27 - 10:59 AM

Roy Hibbert did not score in Monday's loss to the Heat, adding five boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

He was also burned numerous times on defense in his 22 minutes of action. He's been out of position on both ends of the floor. Specifically, the Pacers seem to think it's a good idea to use him on high pick-and-rolls, but he can't score. Hibbert dominated the Heat last year, but he has been completely neutralized in this series.
May 26 - 11:12 PM

Roy Hibbert hit 7-of-13 shots for 16 points, but added just two rebounds and zero blocks in Saturday's loss to the Heat.

Hibbert was great in Game 2, with 12 points, 13 rebounds, a block and eight offensive rebounds, but never got it going on the glass tonight. Chris Bosh was terrible for the Heat tonight, which helped the Pacers stick around after they blew a 15-point lead, but Hibbert's ineffectiveness in the paint is a big problem for the Pacers right now.
May 24 - 11:37 PM

Roy Hibbert hit 5-of-9 shots for 12 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and a block in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Heat.

He may have tweaked his left knee at one point during the game, but played through it. He also hauled in eight offensive rebounds, while this was his first double-digit rebounding performance of the playoffs. Hibbert is a big reason the Pacers were in this game until the end and they'll need him to keep playing well with the series heading to Miami on Saturday.
May 20 - 11:32 PM

Roy Hibbert scored 19 points with nine boards, three assists and one block in 39 minutes vs. the Heat on Sunday.

The Heat didn't respect his offensive game much and he was able to get terrific position deep in the paint. All but one of Hibbert's five makes came at the rim, but he did shoot just 1-of-7 from beyond two feet today. He played well on defense and he's been able to string together some positive outings, averaging 13.0 points, 6.4 boards and 2.0 blocks over his last five. The All-Star was an absolute monster vs. Miami in the playoffs last year with 22.1 points per game, so he'll continue to be a huge factor in this series.
May 18 - 6:53 PM

The Pacers grabbed a franchise-low 23 rebounds in Tuesday's Game 5 defeat, leading coach Frank Vogel to question his team's effort.

"We didn't hit them, we didn't hold them off the glass," Vogel said. "We didn't purse like we normally pursue and it was costly." David West led his team with six rebounds, but starters Lance Stephenson, Paul George and Roy Hibbert combined for only three rebounds in 92 minutes of action. "We didn't show up to play," West said. "We relied on one guy to rebound or two guys to rebound and that's not who we are." The Pacers will need to quickly move on from this franchise-worst performance on the glass with Game 6 looming in Washington on Thursday.
May 14 - 9:37 AM

Roy Hibbert continued his streak of solid games with 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocks during Indiana's 95-92 road win on Sunday.

Hibbert's 39 minutes of action marked his highest playing time since early February, and his resurgence has given the Pacers a palpable lift as they head home with a commanding 3-1 lead in their second-round series. Ian Mahinmi played only five minutes off the bench and Luis Scola went scoreless in eight minutes, but starting PF David West added 14 points, three rebounds and eight assists in 44 minutes.
May 11 - 11:15 PM

Roy Hibbert said on Friday that he was thankful for the advice from his former coach John Thompson III.

"He just told me how to work on positioning and bending my knees a little bit more," Hibbert said. "Things that a good coach sees the small details in. I'm very appreciative of him taking the time." The Pacers gave him the ball much more and he lucked into some more rebounds on his way to 28 points and nine boards on Wednesday. Interestingly, Hibbert has grabbed just 46.7 percent of his rebound chances in the playoffs, which doesn't even rank in the top 160 for all players in the postseason. Meanwhile, Marcin Gortat leads the postseason with contested rebounds per game. A lot of eyes will be on Hibbert tonight.
May 9 - 12:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
3Rasual Butler
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Ian Mahinmi
3Lavoy Allen