Roy Hibbert RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Hibbert embraces role as the Indiana Pacers' big brother

    Indianapolis Star "Roy Hibbert never had a little brother or a big brother for that matter. Growing up his parents worked long hours often on weekends. He recalls lonely times a boy trapped in a man’s body. “I didn’t grow up in a great neighborhood so I stayed inside a lot” said the Queens N.Y. native and only..." September 29

  • Hibbert ‘cool’ with Paul George taking the reigns as leader "Roy Hibbert is okay with designating 23-year-old Paul George who begins his fourth NBA season next month the leader of the team. Hibbert the second-longest tenured Pacers player behind Danny Granger tweeted the following on Monday: @Paul_George24 wants to take the lead. I'm cool with that. We..." August 26

  • Hibbert adds framed picture of his epic block of Carmelo to his man cave

    New York Daily News "Just a little piece of advice for Carmelo Anthony. Never, ever, under any circumstances go into Roy Hibbert’s man cave!!!! Hibbert, the 7-2, 280-pound Rock of Gibraltar, who made life miserable for Anthony and the Knicks in their win in the Eastern Conference semifinals, will immortalize his..." June 09

  • Hibbert reaches out to Jason Collins

    CSN Washington "This probably isn't a coincidence, but Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert reached out to an NBA cohort after making a “no homo” remark after a Game 6 victory in the Eastern Conference finals. That player was another center, Jason Collins who finished his 12th season with the Wizards. Collins,..." June 03

  • Roy Hibbert apologizes, moves on to Game 7 against Miami Heat

    Washington Post "Roy Hibbert has apologized. He has been fined. Now, can he and the Indiana Pacers finish off the Miami Heat? Hibbert will cough up $75,000 for homophobic and vulgar comments he made after the Pacers’ Game 6 victory in the Eastern Conference finals. This isn’t the first time an NBA player has been..." June 03

  • Pacers' Hibbert fined $75K for 'inappropriate and vulgar language' "Not all speech is free. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert found out the hard way on the eve of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, when the NBA fined him $75,000 for using “inappropriate and vulgar language” during postgame interviews after the Pacers’ Game 6 win over the Miami Heat..." June 02

  • Roy Hibbert issues apology for slur

    ESPN "Roy Hibbert issued an apology Sunday after using a gay slur in one answer and cursing in another in reference to the media during his news conference after a Game 6 victory in the Eastern Conference finals Saturday. Hibbert ended a response to a question about his defense on LeBron James with..." June 02

  • Roy Hibbert curses, slips in “no homo” comment in post game interviews

    Pro Basketball Talk "On the court in Game 6, Roy Hibbert did just about everything right, which is why there will be a Game 7. Off the court in his post-game interviews, Hibbert did a whole lot wrong. Hibbert both dropped a curse word — then said he didn’t care if he got fined — and followed it up later by using..." June 02

  • Roy Hibbert puts controversy behind

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Roy Hibbert endured a whirlwind 48 hours before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. He answered countless questions about Indiana coach Frank Vogel's decision to keep him on the bench in the final seconds of the Heat's series-opening win on Wednesday night. He tweeted his thoughts on..." May 26

  • Roy Hibbert grows into Indiana Pacers’ centerpiece

    Washington Post "With his massive size and even more massive contract, Roy Hibbert almost feels a responsibility to serve as bouncer for the Indiana Pacers. If that requires him to interrupt an interview with a throng of reporters to make sure that his locker room neighbor D.J. Augustin can get dressed, to..." May 26

  • Roy Hibbert calls out Shane Battier

    ESPN "When the Miami Heat faced the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, the series featured two suspensions, a host of flagrant fouls and plenty of blood. It appears the Eastern Conference finals between the teams already is heating up. Pacers center Roy Hibbert took to his Twitter account..." May 24

  • 'From now on, I need to speak up,' Roy Hibbert says

    Indianapolis Star "A lot of reaction after Miami’s 103-102 overtime victory over the Pacers Wednesday night in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals. Let’s get to it: • Adrian Wojnarowski of yahoosports! writes that Roy Hibbert says he won’t be silent in such a crucial situation again. Hibbert was on the..." May 23

  • LeBron James not afraid to dunk on Roy Hibbert

    Indianapolis Star "Despite the big block on Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James said he is not concerned about trying to drive or dunk on 7-2 Roy Hibbert. If fact, James acted a bit insulted he was even asked, according to a New York Daily News article. The Pacers center had 19 blocks in the six games with the Knicks...." May 22

  • Chris Bosh-Roy Hibbert matchup could decide Heat-Pacers series

    Miami Herald "If his side wasn’t hurting so badly, Chris Bosh would have destroyed the Heat’s locker room out of frustration the night his abdominal muscle decided to give out. Emotionally, Bosh said he “went into a rage” after being injured in Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers in the 2012 Eastern..." May 22

  • Hibbert done apologizing for ‘O’ woes

    New York Post "A little more than a month, roughly a quarter of the NBA season, had passed. Indiana center Roy Hibbert, after a summer that included signing a healthy contract extension, hovered near the bottom of the league’s field goal percentage stats. Just what you want from your 7-foot-2 two-way anchor...." May 13