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Roy Hibbert | Center

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'2' / 275
College: Georgetown
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Jim Buss said that Roy Hibbert is a "perfect fit" because he allows them to be flexible next summer.
Hibbert is on the last year of his deal which means he could basically be a one-year rental if the Lakers want to move on next summer. Buss also called Hibbert a "stopper" and loves the way he protects the rim, so it sounds like he is going to be given plenty of opportunity to succeed. If you are eyeing boards and blocks in the second half of your fantasy draft, Hibbert is worth a look. Aug 29 - 10:11 AM

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Roy Hibbert said he hasn't "done the best in environments that aren't conducive to me doing well."

"I can't let one play affect me the next two or three times down the court," Hibbert said. "I have had that happen before." Many have said Hibbert really gets down on himself and that he's his harshest critic. A change has to be good for Hibbert due to how he folded down the stretch in the regular season year after year. He makes sense as a gamble in the second half of fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 7 - 4:48 PM

Roy Hibbert said he's looking forward to playing with Kobe Bryant.

Hibbert and Bryant have been able to get past some previous bad blood and the Lakers' new center is looking forward to playing with the Black Mamba. "Just being able to play with a great [and] being pushed by somebody that has done it and won five championships. I'm up for a challenge," Hibbert said. "People tell me a lot of different things, how he'll respect me, and I feel like if I go about my business, I can get it done." While Hibbert can help fantasy owners with solid block numbers, he's not worth much more than a late-round pick.
Source: ESPN
Aug 6 - 1:36 PM

Roy Hibbert is excited to play for Byron Scott.

Hibbert has trimmed down in an attempt to adjust to a smaller, faster league—not to mention he's in a contract season. "I'm just going to focus on the defense," Hibbert said. Also of note is that Hibbert told his agent he "possibly" wanted to play for a "coach that played in the league" because of his experiences with Brian Shaw. Frank Vogel, your thoughts?
Source: NBA.com
Jul 27 - 12:32 PM

Roy Hibbert said he's losing weight this summer to adapt to the current small-ball tendencies in the NBA.

He's already dropped from 283 to 267 pounds. Hibbert always has some sort of offseason plan. Whether it be working out with the Spurs, doing mixed martial arts, yoga, pilates, or changing his diet, it's always been something since 2012. He's known for fading in the second half of the season, so maybe this change will be for the better.
Jul 22 - 3:20 PM

The trade sending Roy Hibbert to the Lakers for a future second-rounder and cash is expected to be completed on Thursday.

It's a bit strange that the Pacers won't be getting anything in return for a former All-Star, but Hibbert's value is in the gutter right now after falling off completely during the second-half of the season two years in a row now. Hibbert doesn't really have any competition for playing time in Los Angeles, so he'll have the opportunity to restore some of his value in a contract year. He's still not worth much more than a late-round pick in standard leagues.
Jul 9 - 5:50 PM

Roy Hibbert will be traded to the Lakers.

The two teams are working on the specifics of the deal. While Hibbert is a nice fit next to Julius Randle, his style of play is going to clash with D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. It's still unknown what the Lakers will give up in the deal, but it's not expected to be much because of Hibbert's $15.5 million salary next season. Maybe a change of scenery will help Hibbert, so he's worth a look late in drafts.
Jul 4 - 5:59 PM

The Lakers are discussing a trade to acquire Roy Hibbert, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

It was just a matter of time. The Lakers completely whiffed on signing a free-agent big man, so they're open to picking one up in a trade. The Lakers have the cap room to pick up Hibbert and the Pacers are looking to unload his salary, but the need for a center may hurt their leverage in trade talks.
Jul 4 - 4:44 PM

The Pacers are discussing a sign-and-trade with the Clippers and Mavericks that would involve Roy Hibbert, DeAndre Jordan and Monta Ellis.

To be clear, Jordan would still go the Mavericks and Ellis would go to the Pacers, but a sign-and-trade would allow the Clippers to shore up their frontcourt by adding Hibbert. This won't be the last rumor we hear regarding Hibbert, but we will let you know if this report picks up any steam. For what it's worth, Myles Turner is a name to watch for the Pacers after his impressive summer league debut.
Jul 4 - 1:05 PM

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said that Roy Hibbert is a "consummate pro" and that he will do whatever they ask of him next season.

"We expect him to come back. He's a pro. He'll be prepared and be diligent about his work and do whatever is asked of him," Vogel said in regards to Hibbert. "Roy Hibbert's a consummate pro, so whatever we need him to do, whatever role we need to fill, he'll do that." Hibbert's name has been in the rumor mill for a while now, but it's starting to look like he will be in a Pacers uniform at the start of next season. The Pacers acquired Myles Turner in the draft and also want to play quicker next season, so Hibbert's fantasy value is not looking too good right now.
Jul 4 - 10:38 AM

If the Mavericks miss out on unrestricted free agent DeAndre Jordan, they will reportedly try and do a sign-and-trade deal involving Roy Hibbert and Monta Ellis.

Ellis has reportedly already agreed to sign in Indiana, although that hasn't been made official just yet. Indiana seems ready to move on from Hibbert, so perhaps both franchises orchestrate a sign-and-trade in order to get the guys they want and move on from the ones they no longer value. Hibbert would have the opportunity to see around 30 minutes per game in Dallas, which would give him the opportunity to put up some monster totals in the shot blocking department.
Jul 2 - 3:14 PM

The Mavericks will reportedly consider a trade for Roy Hibbert if they miss out on DeAndre Jordan, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN.

After meeting with the Mavs and Lakers on Wednesday, Jordan is set to close out his free agent meetings with the Knicks and Clippers on Thursday. He's reportedly leaning towards deciding between the Mavs and Clippers, but the Mavs seem set to move onto Hibbert as Plan B if Jordan decides to return to the Clips. While Hibbert has his issues, he would presumably see big minutes in Dallas and could end up being a solid later-round fantasy pick based on his potential to post big block numbers.
Jul 2 - 1:08 PM

Roy Hibbert will pick up his $15.5 million player option for the 2015-16 season, but the Pacers "will try to trade him" this summer.

The Pacers have been shopping him "hard" during the draft and they selected a center, Myles Turner, with the No. 11 pick, cementing speculation that they're willing to part with Hibbert. His fantasy value depends largely upon where he begins the season and we'll keep a close eye on all Hibbs-related trade talk in the coming days and weeks.
Jun 25 - 11:08 PM

The Pacers are shopping Roy Hibbert "hard," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

It's still unknown what Hibbert is going to do with his $15.5 million player option, so his decision may have something to do with where he winds up. Hibbert faded after the break for two seasons in a row, so the Pacers will look to build their frontcourt from the ground up. David West is also expected to land elsewhere.
Jun 25 - 8:39 PM

According to sources close to Roy Hibbert, it's still unclear whether or not he will exercise his player option for next season.

Hibbert can opt into the final year of his contract for $15.5 million, and that is probably the smart move for a player who had a very underwhelming 2014-15 campaign. Hibbert has until June 29 to decide, but it doesn't look like he will let the Pacers know what his intentions are before the draft like they requested. The Pacers could be looking for Hibbert's replacement in the draft, so don't be surprised if they select a big man with the 11th pick.
Jun 24 - 9:22 AM

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SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
3Jabari Brown
4Michael Frazier II
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Anthony Brown
4Jonathan Holmes
PF1Julius Randle
2Brandon Bass
3Larry Nance
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre