Pacers re-sign Hibbert and Hill
The Indiana Pacers announced Friday they have re-signed free agents Roy Hibbert and George Hill.
A news conference was scheduled for 4:00 pm.
Per club policy terms of the contracts were not released. However, Portland offered Hibbert a four-year deal worth $58 million earlier this week, and the Pacers agreed to match it.
Hibbert, a 2012 NBA All-Star, is coming off his best season with the Pacers, averaging 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. He finished the season ranked fifth in the NBA in blocks per game. Originally drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 2008 NBA Draft (17th overall pick), he was traded to the Pacers on July 9, 2008 and has spent all four of his seasons in the NBA with the Pacers. He has career averages of 11.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
"I'm happy to be back and I have unfinished business here," said Hibbert. "I can't wait for the season to begin."
Hill, a native of Indianapolis, played both high school and college basketball locally at Broad Ripple High School and IUPUI. He was drafted by San Antonio as the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and spent the first three seasons with the Spurs before returning home to play for the Pacers as part of a draft night trade on June 24, 2011. The 6-2, 180-pound guard has career averages of 9.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.