Nov. 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) set to shoot the ball over San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers: Roy Hibbert To Workout With Tim Duncan


Roy Hibbert is coming off a relatively disappointing regular season, but his performance in the 2013 NBA playoffs warranted a lot of applause. Hibbert was a beast defensively and found his groove on the offensive end as well, connecting on the hook shots that had been off almost all year.

Hibbert seems determined to continue providing value to the Indiana Pacers franchise, who signed the big man to a big extension last summer. As such, he will be working out with none other than Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs.

“I usually work out with Tim [Duncan]. I like to keep myself a secret, but then I’ll go off to San Antonio to work out with Tim for a week or two, probably in August. He likes to get started after August.”

(via NBA.com)

Obviously Timmy is as good of a role model as there could ever be for an aspiring young big man, so it’s great to see that Hibbert is willing to work out with the All-Time great and perhaps learn a trick or two.

According to the interview, Hibbert is working out twice a day on week days during the summer, mixing cardio with weight lifting. He has also decided to give up on his MMA training, at least for the time being, as he feels it might have been a contributing reason to his slow start of the season last year.

Tags: Indiana Pacers Roy Hibbert San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan

  • edgargn_1218

    Wise choice Hibbert. If you wanna be the best, you gotta learn from the best.