What player do you consider Roy Hibbert's measuring stick?
There aren't a ton of young traditional C's in the NBA these days. With that in mind, I always find myself comparing Roy to Brook Lopez. They've had some really good matchups so far in their careers and hopefully they're both in the East for a long time so we can continue to watch them play each other. To me, Lopez is the best measuring stick we have for Roy as a player. Their games are similar enough that you can basically put them side by side and compare stats and head to head matchups perfectly, with Roy even being a better defensive player and rebounder. You can't quite do that with a guy like Dwight Howard because he's always going to get the better of Roy in the areas of pure athleticism, strength and speed.
Brook is having a markedly better season than Roy this season, but I still feel that overall the 2 players are pretty comparable.
Over the course of their young careers, they have matched up pretty evenly for the most part, although in some of the early games Hibbert wasn't getting a lot of PT. His rookie year, he played the Nets 3 times and only got 16 minutes per game, only averaging 2 points and 2 rebounds.
Hibbert vs. NJ (7 career games)
Lopez vs. IND (7 career games)
So Roy, if you're reading this, please use Brook Lopez as your measuring stick. When it all gets written in the history books, and you've enjoyed a long and healthy career as an Indiana Pacer, as long as your career at least matches that of Brook Lopez (like I think it can), then I would say you've done your part in helping this team achieve greatness.