Roy Hibbert RUMORS & NEWS

  • Roy Hibbert wants to rediscover his game, not his fame, with the Lakers

    Los Angeles Times "Roy Hibbert kept experiencing the same thing in Los Angeles, where fame is measured in box-office promise and reality-TV ridicule. He was reminded of his almost-famous stature whenever he arrived at high-end restaurants with paparazzi lingering near the entrance. "I'd get out of the car and..." September 17

  • Roy Hibbert has no hard feelings towards the Pacers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Things did not end well between the Pacers and Roy Hibbert. His production took a dive in the second half of 2013-14 and most of last season, and as their contender status disappeared with Paul George‘s leg injury, Hibbert’s lack of offense wore out its welcome. A press conference in June by team..." September 16

  • Roy Hibbert vs. Roy Hibbert

    ESPN "Roy Hibbert is sweating, the beads gathering along his brow. After a one-hour workout, Hibbert has dressed in a royal blue suit with a gray flower on his lapel to sit before a bank of cameras and about a dozen reporters at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility. To Hibbert's left are fellow..." August 07

  • Roy Hibbert Having Trouble Finding a New Twitter Handle

    Black Sports Online "The Indiana Pacers made a big move during the 2015 NBA Free Agency period, trading center Roy Hibbert to the Los Angeles Lakers. Hibbert will now be on a rebuilding Lakers squad, being the new starting center and playing with the likes of Kobe Bryant. It’s unknown if he’ll be apart of the..." July 25

  • New Lakers center Hibbert expects to return to All-Star form

    Orange County Register "To Larry Bird and others in charge in Indiana, Roy Hibbert was a lost cause. A lumbering center with little offensive game and a disinterested temperament, they were happy pawning him off for nothing more than a future second-round draft pick. The Lakers, however, view Hibbert as a player who..." July 24

  • Lakers trade with Pacers for Roy Hibbert now official

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers had a verbal agreement to acquire Roy Hibbert from the Pacers in the early days of free agency, but as we saw on Wednesday with DeAndre Jordan and the circus that played out between the Mavericks and the Clippers, deals like this are ultimately meaningless until the paperwork is..." July 10

  • Trade of Hibbert was required for Bird's new vision of Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "After a tumultuous start to the offseason, when he was called out by Pacers President Larry Bird and cast aside for a younger, more athletic draft pick, Roy Hibbert is now on his way out of Indiana. The Pacers spent Saturday finalizing a trade to send Hibbert to the Los Angeles Lakers. A league..." July 05

  • Lakers, Pacers nearing trade that will send Roy Hibbert to L.A.

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing agreement on a trade with the Indiana Pacers that will bring them forme‎r All-Star center Roy Hibbert by week's end, according to league sources. Sources told that the teams still are discussing the final framework of the deal but have committed to a..." July 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    As Pacers-Lakers figure out details of Roy Hibbert trade, it looks like Pacers will get cash and future pick in return. Sorting it out now.

  • Vogel on Hibbert: 'Whatever role we need to fill, he'll do that'

    Indianapolis Star "Coach Frank Vogel said Friday center Roy Hibbert is a "consummate pro" who will do whatever the Indiana Pacers 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 after the Pacers'..." July 04

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Trade kicker is $2.3M bonus Pacers pay Hibbert -- but impacts Lakers salary cap. No deal can be completed until July 9. Time to complete it.

  • Lakers trying to acquire Roy Hibbert from Pacers, according to report

    SB Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers bypassed a center of the future when they decided to take guard D'Angelo Russell over Duke big man Jahlil Okafor with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. That choice left the Lakers with a hole in the middle, but L.A. has reportedly targeted a player to fill it. The Lakers..." July 04

  • Report: Mavericks may be interested in Roy Hibbert

    Indianapolis Star "The Dallas Mavericks are in hot pursuit of free agent center DeAndre Jordan -- and their chase could have ramifications for the Pacers. How so, you ask? According to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon, if the Mavericks can't swing a deal for Jordan, they may cast an eye toward Indiana and Roy..." July 03

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: If Mavs miss on DeAndre Jordan, it's expected talks with Indiana on Monta Ellis-Roy Hibbert centered sign-and-trade will happen.

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Source says Mavs would consider a salary-dump deal for Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan doesn't choose Dallas. But still hopeful about DJ.

  • Roy Hibbert weighing his options for the future

    USA Today "If you're looking for a roadmap to Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert's plan – opt out and become a free agent or pick up the final year of his deal with Indiana that will pay him $15.5 million in 2015-16 – it helps to know agent David Falk's history. In the 1989-90 season, Adrian Dantley wanted..." June 25

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Today I spoke with a couple of people close to Hibbert. Neither was sure what he's thinking regarding his player option.

  • Why We Shouldn't Assume Roy Hibbert Will Opt-In

    Real GM Basketball "The expectation is that Roy Hibbert will exercise his $15.5 million player option for next season and return to the Indiana Pacers. Say what you want about Hibbert, but he’s not stupid and that’s precisely the adjective most would use to describe someone that would leave $15.5 million on the..." June 19

  • Roy Hibbert is learning jiu-jitsu

    Indy Cornrows "Ever since Larry Bird laid out potential plans to reduce Roy Hibbert's role next season, the lumbering big man has basically gone dark. His name is very obviously missing from the announcement for the Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge, which benefits the Indiana Children's Wish Fund...." May 25

  • Roy Hibbert And The Indiana Pacers Are Headed For A Messy Divorce

    Deadspin "Roy Hibbert is an awkward fit in today’s pace-and-space NBA. He doesn’t shoot well near the basket or from distance, he isn’t a particularly gifted passer, and he can’t sprint up and down the court repeatedly. When the Pacers expected to play the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals every year,..." April 20

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Does new scheme mean Roy Hibbert will be benched, Vogel said: "Possibly." "Roy's role will be diminished." There it is again.

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Roy Hibbert out tonight for Pacers due to elbow injury. C.J. Miles will be game-time decision, Pacers coach Frank Vogel said in pregame.

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    "Roy should be good to go tomorrow night." Vogel reports that Hibbert went through full practice today and is expected to play in Phoenix.

  • Rumor: Lance Stephenson was issue with Roy Hibbert, may be issue in Charlotte

    Pro Basketball Talk "Take a little of the salt that you didn’t use as a rub on your Thanksgiving Day turkey and use it here, because it sounds like someone has an axe to grind. That said… This season Roy Hibbert is back to playing like an All-Star, like one of the game’s top centers. He was an All-Star last season..." November 28

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Hibbert (sprained left ankle) is out for tonight's game. Miles (sore right calf) is questionable. Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is probable.

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Roy Hibbert said he texted #Spurs' Tim Duncan for advice on how "they go about their business" #Pacers would like to imitate their ball mvmt

  • Pacers Roy Hibbert gets married

    Indianapolis Star "A whole lot of Indiana Pacers players — and coach Frank Vogel — were together celebrating over the weekend. But it had nothing to do with basketball. It was a wedding. Pacers center Roy Hibbert married his longtime girlfriend Valerie Cooke on Saturday. The wedding to 27-year-old Cooke,..." September 24

  • The case for the Nuggets exploring a Roy Hibbert trade

    Denver Post "About a year-and-a-half ago, the Indiana Pacers dialed the Nuggets up and proposed a center swap of JaVale McGee for Roy Hibbert. For then Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri, it was a non-starter. Hibbert, to that point hadn’t shown much outside of not exactly living up to a big contract. And..." August 12

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar training Roy Hibbert

    Pro Basketball Talk "Roy Hibbert with a skyhook? Pacers president and former Celtic Larry Bird apparently dined with his old Lakers rival, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in the name of helping Indiana’s center. If Abdul-Jabbar helps diversifies Hibbert’s offense, that would be wonderful for the wayward Pacers big man...." July 23

  • Larry Bird: Hibbert needs HOF help

    ESPN "Larry Bird would like to see a more consistent Roy Hibbert next season and suggested Monday that the center find a Hall of Famer to work with this summer to solidify his game. Bird, at his season wrap-up news conference Monday, said the Pacers brought in Hall of Famer Bill Walton to work with..." June 03

  • Report: Hibbert’s ‘selfish dudes’ comments was directed at Lance Stephenson

    Pro Basketball Talk "At the end of March when the Pacers were right in the thick of their second-half struggles, Roy Hibbert lashed out at his teammates following a loss to the Wizards. “Some selfish dudes in here,” Roy Hibbert muttered. “Some selfish dudes. I’m tired of talking about it. We’ve been talking about..." May 29

  • Pacers' Bynum era over, but alleged impact on Hibbert remains "The latest Andrew Bynum experiment is over for the Indiana Pacers, its results meager, its costs still being calculated. Bynum, the 7-foot, 285-pound center signed by the Pacers Feb. 1, officially was cut loose Wednesday morning. Hampered by chronic knee problems, the one-time (2012) L.A...." May 07

  • Roy Hibbert, anyone? 'I need to figure it out,' Pacer says

    USA Today "Missing in action: 7-foot-2 NBA All-Star center. Answers to the name Roy Hibbert. Vanished almost entirely towards the end of the regular season, only to reappear briefly Saturday evening, only to vanish once again late Monday. If found, please let Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel know..." May 07

  • Pacers react to another Roy Hibbert disaster

    SB Nation "After Roy Hibbert laid yet another egg in the Indiana Pacers' 102-96 Game 1 loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday, David West and Rasual Butler among others held a private discussion with the embattled big man, according to Scott Agness of None of the players involved divulged..." May 06

  • David West on Roy Hibbert: 'He's got to be part of the fight'

    CBS Sports "Roy Hibbert didn't score a single point on Monday. It was his third scoreless outing in eight playoff games. The 7'2, 290-pound Indiana Pacers center didn't grab a rebound, either. In 18 minutes against the Washington Wizards, he collected five fouls, shot 0-for-2 from the field and the Pacers..." May 06

  • Pacers coach must bench Hibbert or be fired

    USA Today "One picture spoke a thousand words. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert had just fumbled a perfect interior pass from Evan Turner right at the rim, and the TV cameras caught team President Larry Bird holding his head in his hands. What could he have been thinking at that moment in the second..." April 26

  • Roy Hibbert benched as Pacers get embarrassed at home

    Indianapolis Star "Roy Hibbert buttoned up his shirt and fastened his slacks. His wardrobe drenched in gray, matching the mood of Sunday after the Indiana Pacers set franchise marks of embarrassment in their 107-88 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, and Hibbert finished with one of his worst games in six years as a..." April 07

  • Pacers' Roy Hibbert after recent loss: 'Some selfish dudes in here'

    CBS Sports "As we noted on Sunday following the Indiana Pacers' loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pacers are in a bad way right now and it's stemming mostly from an anemic offense that can't get going. This team has dropped five of their past seven games and failed to break 80 points in four of their past..." March 31

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    NBA tells Sun Sentinel no further action will be taken against LeBron flagrant foul on Hibbert, no fine, no suspension.

  • Pacers center Roy Hibbert denies flopping charge

    Chicago Sun-Times "Told that Bulls forward Taj Gibson said, ‘‘There’s a lot of floppers’’ on the Pacers, center Roy Hibbert relayed the message to forward David West. ‘‘That’s who said it, D-West! Taj called us floppers,’’ Hibbert said. ‘‘I haven’t taken a charge in probably four years. He’s entitled to his..." March 25

  • Hibbert: Door closed on Team USA "Roy Hibbert’s pursuit to be part of USA Basketball is in rear-view mirror. Since Hibbert spent a short time with the Jamaican National Team — his dad is from Jamaica so he has dual citizenship — he needed them to release him in order have a chance to play with Team USA. During training camp,..." January 31

  • Hibbert reluctant to praise his own offense

    Indianapolis Star "Ask Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert a question about his improving offensive touch, and he’ll only describe it as “spotty.” Last season, Hibbert would mix in decent scoring nights with disappearing acts and only truly steadied at a double-digit clip in mid-February. It appears Hibbert has..." November 17

  • Roy Hibbert doesn’t like Andre Drummond anymore

    Pro Basketball Talk "Roy Hibbert has been an All-Star. He’d probably be a U.S. Olympian if he were allowed to be. He’s one of the top players on one of the NBA’s top teams. He’s what Andre Drummond wanted to be. So how does Drummond go about rising to that stature? Well, he worked on his conditioning so he..." November 08

  • Pacers' Roy Hibbert will not apologize for tweeting about award goals

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers are 5-0, and a large part of that is because of Roy Hibbert’s defense. He knows it, too. After the Pacers’ 97-80 win over the Chicago Bulls, in which Hibbert had 10 rebounds and five blocks, he tweeted this: DPoY. Goodnight! “DPoY,” of course, stands for Defensive Player..." November 07

    2013 - 2014 Pro Sports Daily NBA Player Rankings (1 - 25)

    PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Frank Vogel confirmed postgame that Roy Hibbert is fine. "He landed awkwardly, twisted his knee a little bit. … He’ll play tomorrow."

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George (fever) Roy Hibbert (rest) and David West (rest) out tonight vs Mavs.

  • Roy Hibbert earns Tim Duncan's respect with work ethic

    Indy Cornrows "The Pacers center took advantage of his opportunity to learn from a Hall of Famer and continues to lean on his mentor. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been working with Tim Duncan for a couple of years now as we've chronicled here here here and here. With an endorsement from new teammate..." October 12

  • 7-2 Roy Hibbert somehow got bigger in Pacers offseason

    USA Today "After the Indiana Pacers' preseason debut Saturday night when center Roy Hibbert looked scattered offensively and made four of 14 shots the big man still earned approval. "At 290 (pounds) I'm moving a little better than I was at 275" Hibbert said while adjusting his leather coat. He turned to..." October 08

  • Roy Hibbert's Team USA chances bleak

    ESPN "The notion of Roy Hibbert securing permission from FIBA to represent the United States in international competition is no longer seen by interested observers as an outright impossibility. Yet the consistent word in USA Basketball circles remains that Hibbert is a long shot to ultimately..." October 05

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