Lakers have taken calls Hibbert, but don't intend to buy him out if they don't find a trade today.
Silver Screen And Roll "The NBA's trade deadline is this Thursday, and as is the norm for this time of year, trade rumors are flying. With general managers able to use the post All-Star game break to fully focus on potential moves, from now until the deadline is generally when deals get done. The Los Angeles Lakers..." February 16
Hibbert will not play at indiana tonight because his ankle is still hurting. Sacre will start.
The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to clean house, starting with their glut of disappointing veterans. Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass, Nick Young, and Lou Williams have all been made available, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Williams, Bass, and Hibbert were brought in the past summer, and have all..." January 29
Los Angeles Times "Roy Hibbert is the forgotten starter of the Lakers. There are no retirement tributes for him in city after city. He's not young enough to be analyzed and categorized as the future. He shows up for work, blocks some shots, and goes home. Reporters crowded around Kobe Bryant's locker after..." January 19
The Sports Daily "It sounds like the Los Angeles Lakers are ready to move on from center Roy Hibbert. Hibbert has been with the team for all of one season, sure, but the Lakers sit at 9-34 with the main goal being show off Kobe Bryant over the course of his farewell tour and lose enough games to add another..." January 18
Larry Brown Sports "The tragedy that took place in San Bernardino, Cali., on Wednesday was an unfriendly reminder that sports can be utterly meaningless in the grand scheme of things. If Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert was trying to articulate that, some would say he failed. In a tweet expressing sympathy..." December 03
Lakers Nation "After a difficult five-game road trip, the Los Angeles Lakers returned home to face the Detroit Pistons. While the game was close throughout, Kobe Bryant’s near triple-double led the Lakers to their second win of the season, 97-85. With Andre Drummond leading the league in rebounding, Roy..." November 16
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ESPN.com that the teams still are discussing the final framework of the deal but have committed to a..." July 05
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.
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
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.
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
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
Sources: If Mavs miss on DeAndre Jordan, it's expected talks with Indiana on Monta Ellis-Roy Hibbert centered sign-and-trade will happen.
Source says Mavs would consider a salary-dump deal for Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan doesn't choose Dallas. But still hopeful about DJ.
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
Today I spoke with a couple of people close to Hibbert. Neither was sure what he's thinking regarding his player option.
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
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
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
Does new scheme mean Roy Hibbert will be benched, Vogel said: "Possibly." "Roy's role will be diminished." There it is again.
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.
"Roy should be good to go tomorrow night." Vogel reports that Hibbert went through full practice today and is expected to play in Phoenix.
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
Hibbert (sprained left ankle) is out for tonight's game. Miles (sore right calf) is questionable. Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is probable.
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
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
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
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
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
NBA.com "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
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
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 Pacers.com. None of the players involved divulged..." May 06
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
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
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
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
NBA tells Sun Sentinel no further action will be taken against LeBron flagrant foul on Hibbert, no fine, no suspension.
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
NBA.com "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
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