Pacers Big Man Roy Hibbert Leanring Jiu-Jitsu at the Legendary Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Speed has never been a part of Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert's game. At 7'2" and 291 pounds that is understandable. Every team he has ever played on has wanted him to use  that massive frame to fight for position under the basket, set picks, box people out and flat out get in the way of those quick little guys.So why is he taking classes at the Legendary Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

So 7’2″ Roy Hibbert Is Trying His Hand At Jiu-Jitsu

Roy Hibbert is a monster of a man. It appears he’s trying to become an even bigger physical presence by picking up a few moves…of the martial arts variety. The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy posted a video of the Indiana Pacers big man taking his very first Jiu-Jitsu class and it appears things are going smoothly… So Roy Hibbert [&hellip The post So 7’2″ Roy Hibbert Is...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Pacers Select?

PACERS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER ELEVEN Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Paul George, George Hill, and Roy Hibbert as the newest member of the Indiana Pacers. NBA Mock Draft Link...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five prospects Indiana Pacers might draft with the No. 11 pick

Larry Bird's got his work cut out for him. After a season spent fighting in vain through injuries and issues of declining talent as they yearned for a bottom playoff spot, his Indiana Pacers are in flux.Had Indiana taken it easier on Paul George and Co. and taken a loss on the season in the name of tomorrow, they might be picking higher in this draft. At No. 11, they have to get...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert talks to TMZ about his acting ambitions (VIDEO)

It was a long season for the Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert. With Paul George out for much of the year injured, Lance Stephenson gone with the Charlotte Hornets, George Hill largely inactive and David West struggling through hurt and a veteran decline, the Pacers' starting center was looked to for guidance and stability.Instead, Hibbert turned in one of the worst seasons of his career...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Best Free Agent Options For Celtics

(July 4, 2013 – Source: Darren McCollester/Getty Images North America) Boston Celtics: Best Free Agent Options For Celtics By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… For most teams, being swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 in the first round of the 2014-15 NBA Playoffs wouldn’t be a positive. They would be ashamed, feel defeated, and have a pessimistic deposition about their...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Indiana Pacers Select in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Pacers will add next to Paul George, Roy Hibbert...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers coach Frank Vogel on Roy Hibbet: “There’s a possibility that his role will be diminished”

The Indiana Pacers are looking to make some changes this off-season to personnel and the way they play. During the exit interview with the media, head coach Frank Vogel said that he would like to play faster than they did this season.If the organization decides that is the route they are going to go, where does that leave center Roy Hibbert? Vogel was asked about how Hibbert will...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Arron Afflalo end up with the Indiana Pacers?

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY SportsArron Afflalo is currently gearing up for the NBA Playoffs with the Portland Trail Blazers, but may not re-sign with the team this offseason. If he does end up re-signing, he would be agreeing to a backup role behind Wesley Matthews which might not be something that he is willing to accept at this point in his career. Bleacher Report seems to think...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert's Days With the Indiana Pacers Numbered?

This season's Indiana Pacers were nothing like last season's Pacers with Lance Stephenson gone and Paul George out for most of the season with an injury. In a way you could say that it became Roy Hibbert's team, but with the Pacers sitting at home with the playoffs preparing to start it is safe to say that didn't go so well. So it comes as no surprise that the team is going to go...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Don't expect the Pacers to lose any sleep if Roy Hibbert opts out

The Pacers only narrowly missed out on the playoffs after losing Wednesday in their final regular-season game and despite Paul George missing all but six tilts while recovering from leg surgery. Nevertheless, team president Larry Bird, ever the competitor, and coach Frank Vogel won't rest on their laurels and seem determined to find other avenues toward improvement next season.In...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers To Play Smaller Next Season With Hibbert Having Diminished Role

The Indiana Pacers plan on playing faster on offense next season to contend with smaller and versatile lineups of opponents. Roy Hibbert is the player that will most likely be impacted by the change in scheme. "Possibly," said Vogel when asked if Hibbert will be benched. "Roy's role will be diminished." Hibbert can opt out to become a free agent. "Whatever he does, he does," said...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers’ 2014-2015 over, look toward next season

View image | Well that was disappointing. After teasing us from the brink of elimination with a 6-game winning streak, the Pacers’ Cinderella charge towards the postseason came crashing down to reality tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. I knew they were going to be running on fumes after that double-OT win over the Wizards last night, so there was cause...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers hang on to playoff hopes despite Westbrook’s 54

Let’s cut straight to the chase. The Indiana Pacers held off the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, 116-104 despite Russell Westbrook erupting for a career-high 54 points. CJ Miles led the Pacers with 30, George Hill played big with 19 and 7 on just 10 shots, Roy Hibbert won his matchup against Enes Kanter with 17 and 10 with 2 blocks, and Paul George scored 8 points including his...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Copeland to remain in ICU for 2-3 days

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland is recovering in a New York hospital’s intensive care unit after he was stabbed Wednesday morning. Copeland released a statement to ESPN’s Josina Anderson: “I just want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever. Thank you...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers beat Knicks 102-86

NEW YORK (AP) The Indiana Pacers stayed close to the final Eastern Conference playoff spot when they defeated the New York Knicks 102-86 on Wednesday night. George Hill led the Pacers (35-43) with 20 points. Roy Hibbert had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The win tied the Pacers with the Miami Heat, one game off the final playoff spot behind the Boston Celtics and...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Pacers look at drafting Frank Kaminsky?

The Indiana Pacers are still very much in the running to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, but it is never too early to begin looking at what possible options they will have in the 2015 NBA Draft. Frank Kaminsky won the college basketball Player of the Year award this past year, and will be highly sought after in the 2015 NBA Draft. So why are the Pacers and Kaminsky...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers’ Chris Copeland stabbed, two Hawks players arrested

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed in the abdomen and his wife was slashed during an argument at 1 OAK club in New York early Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News. The Pacers were in town to play the New York Knicks. Shezoy Bleary, 22, pulled out a knife and stabbed the 31-year-old Copeland and slashed Katrine Saltara...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers’ Paul George shines in his return from broken leg

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Paul George broke his leg while playing for Team USA this past summer, and he was immediately expected to miss the entire season. He had other ideas, however, and he made that desire to return this year to help the Indiana Pacers make one more run at the playoffs with the season winding down. There are just five games remaining this year, but George...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul George to return to the Pacers on Sunday

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Indiana Pacers star Paul George will be vailable to play Sunday when the Pacers host the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. George has missed the entire season after breaking his right leg during an intra-squad exhibition game at Las Vegas last August while practicing with Team USA as it prepared for the World Cup of basketball competition...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Pacers fans said - 4/1

If you want to find a dejected fan base, look no further than Indiana. Pacers fans didn't have many positive things to say about their team and they had pretty much resigned themselves to missing the playoffs if they lost this game, which they did 100-87.Top ThreeIf it weren't for that "Religious Freedom" law, the Pacers would be the biggest embarrassment to the state of Indiana...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Tyler Zeller Bests Roy Hibbert; Evan Turner Thriving

BOSTON — Roy Hibbert is a two-time All-Star, but the best big man on the court the last two times his Indiana Pacers have played the Boston Celtics has been Tyler Zeller. The Celtics center went a combined 16-of-19 from the floor over those two most recent contests, including an 8-for-9 showing Wednesday night that produced a team-high 19 points in a 100-87 win for Boston. ...
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers take a huge step forward towards playoffs

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Indiana Pacers have fallen on tough times since their seven-game winning streak, and actually had lost seven of their last eight games heading into last night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Frank Vogel’s team desperately needed a win over Dallas in order to keep up with the Eastern Conference playoff race. That was exactly what happened...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Hibbert: Paul George Looks Like His Old Awesome Self In Practice

Paul George has been cleared to return to game action and has been traveling the Indiana Pacers for weeks. George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg. "Seeing the things he does in practice, it's awesome," Roy Hibbert said. "He's coming. But I don't know what's going on with, I'm not a part of it. The training staff hasn't told us what they...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers hang on in playoff race with big win over Mavs

I remember predicting not that long ago that the Indiana Pacers would go something like 7-3 over their next 10 and secure their position in the playoff standings. Of course, they then proceeded to lose their next 6 games and 7 of their next 8 to fall into 10th in the East. With Paul George’s return still up in the air, the Pacers really needed a win, and they got a big one tonight...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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