Corey Wallace @coreywallace_
@HPbasketball Considering the price tag, who is the better option for the Pacers, Roy Hibbert or Chris Kaman?
11:45 AM - 2 Jul 12 via web · Details
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@coreywallace_ Roy Hibbert a hundred times over
As hard as Roy works, he's going to get better. Match.
Roy and PG. Our future.
Hicksey, I agree. It can be effective. To me it a cheap ploy, however, because it relies on baiting another poster.
However, I think it is just as effective (if not more) to lay out your argument, then say "While you may be attached to Roy Hibbert because all he has done, look at these numbers. Can you tell me you would be this attached if his name was not Hibbert or if you never knew who this player was"
Regardless, it is even lamer the 10th times you see it.
Back on topic, I 100% agree with you. I am torn on Hibbert (I think he will improve, but he has a lot of work left to do) but I remember how mad I was when we lost Brad Miller. I was vocal about wanting Miller, and I agreed with a lot of posters who thought he was a huge key for us (Hicks and Jay come to mind, though I may be wrong about Jay).
Others were proven correct over time (most Bulletproof) that he would not hold up and it could be a bad investment. Botton line is the same now as it was back then. Big men are hard to come by, and they are often what we would call "overpaid" (that really is a funny phrase when tallking about millionares and billionares isnt it?)
Regardless, as has been pointed out numerous times this is all posturing, and when it is all said and done I expect Roy will be a Pacer. If he moves on it will suck, but nothing would suck more for me then seeing the Pacers letting him go then seeing him turn into an amazing All star type player...and or winning a NBA Title ala Ron Artest.
Unless Kaman signs at a bargain contract, to me it's a no brainer. Roy is younger, more durable, and has his best years still ahead of him. You can't say any of those for Kaman. Not to mention, Roy is probably one of the most popular Pacers right now within the fan base.