Potential Landing Spots and Trade Packages for Indiana Pacers Center Roy Hibbert

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Potential Landing Spots and Trade Packages for Indiana Pacers Center Roy Hibbert
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Roy Hibbert's struggles throughout the latter half of the 2013-14 campaign have been well-chronicled.

As a result of those struggles, his career may now be at a turning point.

The Sporting News' Sean Deveney reports:

After a flurry of rumors dating back a little more than a month, there has not been much to speak of when it comes to the possibility of Indiana moving center Roy Hibbert in a trade. But, according to multiple front-office sources, the Pacers have quietly sought out possible new landing spots for their enigmatic big man.

Per Deveney, "one front-office source" suggested, "I would say they’ve been doing that, but quietly."

So much for keeping things quiet. In this business, it seems it's only a matter of time before most secrets come to the fore. 

After a Game 4 loss to Miami during the playoffs, Hibbert told reporters, "I can only control what I can control. I can't control plays called for me."

He may be wise to adopt a similar philosophy as rumors begin to swirl.

Assuming there are merits to this particular source's sense of things, one can't help but imagine what life would be like for Hibbert in a different uniform. Though it might cost him the opportunity he's had to contend immediately, a change of scenery may in fact do some good things for his career.

Hibbert has two years and over $30 million remaining on his contract, narrowing his potential destinations to teams that could either match his salary or absorb it under the cap.

Here's a look at five such sensible options.

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