One of the more interesting stories in sports to follow at the moment isn’t a young kid coming up in the draft this week, rather it’s the incredible fall of the Indiana Pacers and the utter disappearance of their star center Roy Hibbert. He’s been a ghost in the postseason and it is starting to sound like patience in the front office is running out.
According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, many around the NBA believe that the Pacers will do all they can to try and trade Roy Hibbert this offseason if the team loses out to the Washington Wizards this round.
That seems widely drastic, but then again Broussard can’t just make things up so there has to be some level of truth to this. Hibbert’s bad number sin the postseason have killed the Pacers and his teammates are starting to call him out on it. If t here is tension behind the scenes and fit here is a work ethic issue involved, then it’s not hard to see the team trying to trade HIbbert away.
Then again, he’s one of the best big men in the game when he’s firing on all cylinders and that’s something that is valued in the league, even if it’s coming from a guy who’s motor isn’t as high as it maybe should be.