The Indiana Pacers have quite a few different decisions to make this offseason, and one of them will be whether or not to trade big man Roy Hibbert. They have been shopping him throughout the course of the offseason, and have offered him to the Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons in separate deals.
Indiana hasn’t decided whether or not they will move their former franchise center, but they are certainly leaning that way due to the injury that Paul George suffered.Even if the Pacers do decide to move Hibbert, it is going to be very hard to do considering that he is owed around $30 million over the next two seasons. The second year of the deal is a player option, but it’s likely that he will choose to exercise it.
Hibbert does still have some trade value despite his struggles last season, but it isn’t even close to as high as the Pacers would likely like to receive for him.
All of that being said, there are teams out there that are willing to pay premium for a big man with the ability to defend the rim. Hibbert still was one of the best defensive players in the NBA, and ended up finishing in second place in Defensive Player of the Year voting.
The Pacers will likely end up looking to move him prior to the trading deadline, and it will be intriguing to see what type of numbers he is putting up at that point in time.
What three teams are ideal trade destinations for Hibbert?