|Born||December 11, 1986 |
Queens, New York
|Listed height||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)|
|Listed weight||270 lb (122 kg)|
|High school||Georgetown Preparatory School |
(North Bethesda, Maryland)
|NBA Draft||2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th|
|Selected by the Toronto Raptors|
|Playing career||2008–2017 (9 years)|
|2015–2016||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Roy Denzil Hibbert (born December 11, 1986) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. He played for the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets and Denver Nuggets.
Hibbert was born in Queens, New York City to Roy, Sr. and Patty Hibbert. His father is originally from Jamaica and his mother from Trinidad. The family moved to Adelphi, Maryland when Roy was two.
Indiana Pacers (2008–2015)
Hibbert was drafted 17th overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2008 NBA Draft. On July 9, 2008, his rights were traded to the Indiana Pacers. On July 15, he signed his first professional contract with the Pacers.
Los Angeles Lakers (2015–2016)
On July 9, 2015, Hibbert was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a future second-round pick. He made his debut for the Lakers in their season opener on October 28, 2015, recording 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 112–111 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Charlotte Hornets (2016–2017)
On July 7, 2016, Hibbert signed with the Charlotte Hornets. He made his debut for the Hornets in their season opener on October 26, 2016, recording 15 points and nine rebounds in a 107–96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Denver Nuggets (2017)
On February 2, 2017, Hibbert was traded, along with Spencer Hawes, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Miles Plumlee. However, before appearing in a game for the Bucks, he was traded again, this time to the Denver Nuggets on February 23 in exchange for a protected 2019 second-round draft pick. The Nuggets renounced their free agent exception rights on Hibbert during the subsequent offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent.
On July 17, 2018, Hibbert announced his retirement after failing to transfer to the Lakers.