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08:07 AM ET 07.04 | Roy Hibbert is among the Pacers who will scatter for the summer. "I'm spending most of the time working out in New York or at Georgetown," he said. "Outside of Indiana's staff, Georgetown's staff is the only other staff I'd want to put my health in if something were to happen." Leadership will come into play in early September when players usually convene and start working out together. Unlike some other teams around the league, the Pacers lack a dominant voice that demands the respect of his teammates and is able to bring them together to help with the team's continuity. "Collectively we'll get together and do something and try to prepare for if and when the work stoppage will be over," [Dahntay Jones] said. "There will be communication with each other."

Indianapolis Star

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July 4, 2011  09:31 AM ET

Don't become strangers, Bros.

July 4, 2011  11:19 AM ET
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If I may suggest something to mr hibbert....You might want to put that Georgetown education to use and figure out that you are 7' tall, then spend the summer lifting your arms up, to simulate what getting a rebound feels like

LOL. So very true.

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July 4, 2011  03:09 PM ET
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Hibbert is improving every year unlike some other 7 footers such as the overrated Thabeet. Some posters picked Thabeet over Curry, Evans, etc...lol

Busts are busts. I didn't think much of Thabeet either.

July 4, 2011  06:09 PM ET
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Hibbert is improving every year unlike some other 7 footers such as the overrated Thabeet. Some posters picked Thabeet over Curry, Evans, etc...lol

Hibbert is a sloooooow developer, period. He had all the makings of a great pedigree, with all the G-Town alum he was around and learned from, even before playing for the Hoyas.
Disappointing - yes. But a failure - no, not yet anyways. This guy needs to play both sides of the ball. He needs to learn how to properly post up, to get better position under the hoop and then execute some effort. He needs to start eating his Wheaties/wearing Air-Jordans too ;)

July 4, 2011  06:54 PM ET

He's a hard worker, hats off to him. That said, the Central will be tougher this year for Hibbert than in years past. Bogut is healthy and Noah will only get stronger. He also will have to look in the rear-view mirror for Hoya Greg Monroe.

 
July 4, 2011  07:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hibbert is a sloooooow developer, period. He had all the makings of a great pedigree, with all the G-Town alum he was around and learned from, even before playing for the Hoyas. Disappointing - yes. But a failure - no, not yet anyways. This guy needs to play both sides of the ball. He needs to learn how to properly post up, to get better position under the hoop and then execute some effort. He needs to start eating his Wheaties/wearing Air-Jordans too ;)

Watch how Roy plays during a contract season. He will ball like Forrest Whitaker in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High".

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