The Pacers are making a hard push as they shop Roy Hibbert, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Indiana chose to select Texas center Myles Turner at No. 11, as Marc Stein of ESPN.com reported (on Twitter). Hibbert is ineligible to be traded unless he opts in, though he has more than $15.514MM coming to him if he does so.
That Indiana would be looking to trade its center isn’t surprising. Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird signaled this spring that the team is moving to a more up-tempo style and coach Frank Vogel wouldn’t dismiss the idea that he’ll bench Hibbert.
David West, who’s reportedly decided to opt out, is likely to sign with the Knicks, a source told Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling this evening, so it would appear a radical makeover of the frontcourt in Indiana is coming.