It wasn’t that long ago that Roy Hibbert was thought to be one of the better big men in the NBA. Of course, after a down year that only grew worse in the postseason, rumors began to swirl suggesting the Indiana Pacers were comfortable parting ways with their center.
Not long after reports also leaked suggesting that Hibbert himself wouldn’t be opposed to a trade, though he quickly came out and denied such. Regardless, it appears as if the Pacers are holding true on their end as they’ve allegedly offered up Hibbert in a trade to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for point guard Goran Dragic.
According to the report, Roy Hibbert along with Chris Copeland and cash were offered to the Suns in exchange for Goran Dragic (via Google translation).
Among other things, Phoenix for Dragića offer Roy Hibbert and Chris Copeland. “And some of the money“.
Despite the potentially inciting offer, the Phoenix Suns aren’t said to be interested.
When such a deal was offered as unknown, though the Suns do have an influx of point guards thanks to their offseason signing of Isaiah Thomas and drafting of Tyler Ennis. Add in the likely re-signing of Eric Bledsoe and you certainly have a rash of players at the point, which is why the Indiana Pacers likely attempted to pawn Hibbert off.
Indiana meanwhile could use another backcourt player, especially after losing Paul George and they’ve been said to covet a point guard for some time.
Rumors have swirled in recent weeks suggesting that the Suns could use Dragic as trade bait, assuming they are to re-sign Eric Bledsoe, though they apparently don’t have any interest in moving him for Roy Hibbert.