“I feel good.”
The biggest question besides George’s health is how much he’ll play power forward.
Hibbert played seven seasons for the Pacers and was named to the NBA All-Star team in 2012 and 2014.
He must rebuild a team that nearly reached the NBA Finals twice in the past three seasons.
The Pacers traded its former all-star big man for what is reportedly a combination of draft picks and overseas player rights to Los Angeles.
The Pacers take on Orlando on Monday at 1 p.m.
The competition came down to Pacers’ Myles Turner and Pacers’ Assistant Coach Dan Burke.
Ellis averaged 18.9 points and 4.1 assists in his second season with the Dallas Mavericks last year.
He said there’s no pressure and that he just wants to compete now on the next level.
The Pacers center is expected to make $15 million next season with the Blue and Gold.
The Pacers drafted the 7’0″ center from the University of Texas with the 11th pick in Thursday’s draft.
Turner will be introduced at 1 p.m. Watch the news conference live on WISH-TV and within this story.
Pacers play-by-play announcer Chris Denari was on Daybreak Friday morning
The Pacers made the Texas center the 11th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.