Hibbert, 27, averaged 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during Indiana's playoff run last season. His play matched the Pacers' nosedive following the All-Star break, and he has reportedly been mentioned in trade discussions. The Pacers finished first in the Eastern Conference at 56-26, but struggled during the playoffs, ultimately losing to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Pacers lost starting shooting guard Lance Stephenson in free agency when he signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Midseason acquisition Evan Turner left to join the Boston Celtics. Indiana signed Rodney Stuckey to a one-year contract to replace Stephenson in the starting lineup.
- Paul Palladino