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Roy Hibbert | Center

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'2' / 290
College: Georgetown
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Roy Hibbert started and played 21 minutes, but hit just 3-of-9 shots for eight points, five rebounds, one steal and zero blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Cavs.
Hibbert hasn't exactly blown anyone's socks off the preseason, but he simply has to play well if the Pacers are going to compete. No, we don't fully trust Hibbert, but do think he'll be a good value pick at center, as the Pacers need him to return to form. Oct 15 - 11:25 PM

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Roy Hibbert (rest) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. Dallas.

Hibbert will be asked to do more this season with Paul George on the sidelines, and he's had some nice games in the preseason so far. Hibbert isn't going to grab a lot of rebounds, but he's a solid free throw shooter, and can really rack up the blocks. He's more than worthy of a late-round selection in standard leagues.
Oct 12 - 1:28 PM

Roy Hibbert and George Hill are likely to sit out against the Mavericks on Sunday.

It's just rest and the Pacers want to get a better look at their newer guys. Hibbert had a solid game in the opener and could be worth a pick late in drafts.
Oct 11 - 3:13 PM

Roy Hibbert made 4-of-8 from the field for 13 points with three rebounds, one steal and three blocks in just 15 minutes.

This would be an awesome game in 25 minutes, so maybe brighter days are ahead. Hibbert is still a major question mark in the later rounds, but the opportunity is there for him. If you need a big man late, you certainly could do worse.
Oct 10 - 9:24 PM

Roy Hibbert had eight points, five rebounds, two assists and a block in 16 minutes of Tuesday's preseason win over Minnesota.

Hibbert hit just 2-of-5 shots, but also knocked down all four of his free throw attempts. He simply cannot play as poorly as he did last season and should be in line for brighter days ahead with Paul George out for the season, and Lance Stephenson in Charlotte.
Oct 7 - 11:15 PM

Roy Hibbert set aside Mondays to visit with Paul George (leg).

This has nothing to do with basketball, but it's pretty cool for Hibbert and how the NBA is rallying around George.
Oct 3 - 1:55 PM

Roy Hibbert said he texted Tim Duncan to ask him how "they go about their business" in San Antonio.

Hibbert was hoping that Duncan would share some tips about how the Spurs move the ball, but we're guessing Timmy probably told him they don't make headlines for the wrong reasons, don't fight with each other, and do whatever Gregg Popovich tells them to do. If Duncan answered the text at all.
Sep 30 - 9:54 PM

The Indiana Pacers are unlikely to trade Roy Hibbert, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

Kyler said in a chat session that he asked his Pacers sources about trade rumors and was told that a trade is unlikely as the team views the 27-year-old as one of the best defensive centers in the game. Hibbert is coming off a disastrous finish to the 2013-14 season as he averaged 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks on 39 percent shooting after the All-Star Break (as compared to 11.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks on 46.4 percent shooting before the break). Hibbert is worth a later pick in standard fantasy leagues, but he's more comparable to Omer Asik than he is to Andre Drummond at this point.
Sep 30 - 11:33 AM

The Pacers have reportedly called the Pistons about a sign-and-trade deal with the Pistons for Greg Monroe in exchange for Roy Hibbert.

Additionally, they have also reportedly offered Hibbert and Chris Copeland to the Suns in exchange for Goran Dragic, according to Hoopshype. Neither of these deals make sense with the Pistons having a budding superstar center in Andre Drummond and Goran Dragic already turning into one of the best guards in the NBA. On the other hand, the Pacers clearly are feeling out offers with their 2014-15 hopes looking bleak.
Aug 11 - 9:27 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
4Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Arinze Onuaku
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington