I just didn't have a chance to get a write up for the game but I just need to say this.
Roy Hibberts game is sick.
His game is as far beyond Pachulia as Pachulia's is beyond Miles Plumlee which is just astounding in a way because just 3 short years ago the reverse was probably true.
I realize that it was pre-season & I realize that Horfor nor Smith played but Roy was just an absolute beast out there.
Some of Roy's moves did look really advanced out there. Looking forward to seeing him play in the regular season, hopefully he's back in the ASG.
Go watch that Paul George alley-oop that Sportfireman linked to in the other thread if you want a really positive sign of this year.
He gets the Oop with a screen the screener move. He sets a screen and then immediately goes right back over Lance and his man for the backdoor. Or perhaps you could just view it as Lance driving his man into screen position the whole time, but to me it looks like Paul is even showing "I'm the screen" at the start of the play and then slow plays his man into not recognizing he's about to go over Lance and his defender.
This is key, Vogel having the guys work together to get shots. Because the talent is there all day if they play together.
I strongly agree with Graphic-er about Green in the running for 6th man. But I think DJ is going to be so impressive that it might be a two man race on the same team. Both guys are big advantage points on the offensive end.
I didn't love DC's game but he wasn't too bad, so it's surprising to me how much craftier DJ is with his dribble. It makes him appear twice as quick moving to the rim. Once guys start to recognize some of the passing opportunities he's seeing you'll really see bench scoring and his assists take off.
How about West going for 11 points in the 1st, 3-6 and 3 boards. Give me 36 minutes of that all day (33 on 9-18 with 9 boards).
Paul and Roy still looked sloppy at times, but I'm hoping that's preseason rust and just them finding their game with the new configuration and plays.