This is to say it's been a busy, bloodcurdling, stock-razing few months for the two-time All-Star.
Following the most tumultuous season of his professional career, Hibbert is apparently open to being traded from the Pacers, according to ESPN's Marc Stein:
There is said to be some thought on both sides—management and Hibbert's—that a fresh start would be beneficial for everyone after the big man's second-half decline.
Hibbert's camp hasn't outright asked for a trade, sources say, but word is that it wouldn't exactly oppose one if the Pacers decide to actively shop their center.
To be crystal clear, nothing appears to be in the works right now. To be even more crystal clear, that doesn't mean the status quo won't change.
Falling to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals for a second straight year is hardly something to whimper about. But it's the way Indiana got there that's causing issues.
The Pacers flirted with juggernaut status for most of the season before suffering a complete collapse in the closing months. Change is necessary at this point if they wish to ever truly contend for a title. That change could include dealing Hibbert.
Moving him won't be easy by any means. His market value has never been lower. What the Pacers can get for him is a mystery, but it's bound to be underwhelming. Yet after the year they had, the Pacers owe it to themselves—and Hibbert—to find out what teams are willing to offer.