Hibbert Hopes to Remain with Pacers?
The Pacers may have enough cap room to work it. Early projections indicate the Pacers will be about $21 million under next season’s salary cap.
But (Roy) Hibbert has not gone public with a price. On Thursday, he stopped short of saying he would give the Pacers a hometown discount.
”I want to make sure that everyone knows I love Indiana,” he said. ”But as the process goes and we try to get something done, that’s something I’m leaving to my agent.”
Hibbert has been a critical piece in Indiana’s surprising turnaround.
As he improved steadily on the court, so did the Pacers.
Hibbert averaged 12.8 points and 8.8 rebounds, both career-highs, this season, was selected an All-Star for the first time, helped the Pacers win their first playoff series in seven years and even take a 2-1 lead over heavily favored Miami in the second round. Indiana lost the final three games to Miami, but the playoff run created the excitement Pacers fans have been craving for years.