Roy Hibbert Hopes to Stay With the Indiana Pacers

by January 19, 2012

Roy Hibbert will become a restricted free agent in the summer, and his intention is to re-up with the Indiana Pacers. From the Indy Star: “With the deadline for teams to negotiate contract extensions approaching in less than a week, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert said he thinks he won’t get a new deal by next Wednesday. ‘My personal gut feeling is that we’ll do something in the summer, because the max guys are the ones that get extensions right away,’ Hibbert said. ‘I’m just going to follow my agent’s lead.’ Hibbert, who is having his best season, will become a restricted free agent, which means the Pacers can match any offer made to him this summer if the deadline passes. Hibbert, however, said no one should dwell on his becoming a free agent. He prefers to remain a Pacer. ‘I have every intention of staying,’ Hibbert said. ‘Indiana is my home.'”