Roy Hibbert's improvement was evidenced by his first All-Star appearance and near double-double numbers of 13.1 PPG and 9.6 RPG.
That being said, Hibbert is still prone to foul trouble and only manages 29 minutes per contest, which is the lowest among his fellow starters.
Perhaps most worrying is Hibbert's recent slide in production. Last year many felt that Hibbert ran out of gas towards the end of the season, and with a shortened grueling schedule, the potential for another dip in production is a real concern.
Even if Hibbert can keep up his much-improved play, backup Jeff Foster is dealing with back trouble and rent-a-center Louis Amundson has played well but is serviceable at best.
One answer to finding a backup center would be New Orleans' Chris Kaman, who is averaging roughly 12 points and eight rebounds a night.
A few weeks back, the Hornets pulled Kaman from the lineup in anticipation of trading their starting center before reversing course. Still, if the right deal is offered, it's hard to see New Orleans not agreeing to move him.
The Pacers could offer a combination of A.J. Price's expiring contract and a draft pick in return for Kaman.