That's about exactly how I'd expect Mike Dunleavy fanboys to act and look
Both of the players shoot close to 50%, so if Roy gets as many shots as Lopez (being 4 more per game),and converts at his usual rate, their scoring averages are almost equal.
Ah well, in any case, both teams should be happy they have these guys.
Let's be honest here... Brook shot 52% and Roy shot 45% last season... that's a huge difference. For his career, Roy is about a 48% shooter from the field, and Lopez has never been lower than 49%. I think it's very clear which of the two is a better scorer. I love Roy, and I think he's better at basically everything else, but there's no question that Lopez is a more efficient and prolific scorer.
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While the Pacers are hoping a cost-efficient Hansbrough will help stabilize things on the bench, they'd also like Hill to become an integral part of the revamped bench. Hill fits a model Bird prefers -- a four-year college player with a reputation for being a team player and a gym rat.
Last season, Hill finished as Arizona's second-leading scorer (13.4 points) and second-leading rebounder (5.3). He considered leaving school a year early before opting to return for his senior year, saying he didn't want to finish college after a first-round NIT loss. He's also a solid defender and the scouting report says he can shoot 3-pointers, too.
When asked to define a successful rookie season for Hill, Vogel responded with three words: "Winning a championship."
Aight, let's drill some holes in your theory:
1) Brooklyn started Gerald Wallace and Reggie Evans. Both of them are almost a liability on the offensive end and they rarely shot the ball. Gerald Wallace attempted 6.6 shots per game and Reggie Evans attempted 3.3 shots per game. So, when the Nets wanted to go inside they were forced to go to Lopez. We weren't forced to go to Hibbert when we wanted to go inside. We had West as well.
We will see if Lopez atempts the same number of shots now that the Nets have Pierce and Garnett. My guess is that his shot attempts fall significantly unless the Nets let go of Blatche that took some shots as a big off the bench.
2) As always you're missing an important point. How often was Brook Lopez assisted in his baskets? In other words, how often did he create his own shot?
Brook Lopez was assisted in 356 of his 570 baskets this season. That's a 62.5% percentage. In the playoffs, 70.% of his baskets were assisted. Hibbert on the other hand was assisted in 52.5% of his baskets during the regular season. In the playoffs, only 50% of his baskets were assisted.
Why did this happen? Well, there are several reason. One reason is that the Nets have a superior playmaking PG in Deron Williams. Another reason is that Brook Lopez is a superior shooter for a big making him an ideal target for the Pick and Pop. But the most important reason is that Hibbert is a superior post player than Lopez. Lopez can play in the post. He knows how to play ball and he isn't a stiff. But Hibbert is simply a superior post player. He attempted hook shots at a higher volume and scored on way better efficiency at them (61.2% versus 46.6%).
I don't know how many times I have to tell this but it's of vital importance that your big can create his own shot. Lopez can certainly do it as well but Hibbert has shown that he's better at it than him.
Also what did the two players do in the playoffs?
Lopez: 22.3 PPG on 47.2% shooting (an impressive 1/1 from 3 and 88.6% from the FT line), 7.4 RPG, 3 BPG, 1.4 APG.
Hibbert: 17 PPG on 51.1% shooting (80.6% from the FT line), 9.9 RPG, 1.9 BPG, 1.4 APG.
What did Hibbert do in the Miami series when we needed him the most?
22.1 PPG on 55.7% shooting (80.4% from the FT line), 10.4 RPG, 1 BPG, 1 APG.
People may say that Hibbert has not shot 50% for a full season in his career yet (49.7% and 49.5% come pretty close but whatever). Want to know what I answer to this? Hibbert shot 50% in last year's playoffs and 51.1% in this year's playoffs. When it mattered the most.
Give me our original starting 5 a bench of CJ, OJ, Lance, Copeland, and Mahimi. Hill probably wont get much PT being a rookie as we never really play our rookies their first year. Lance of course grabbing the most minutes replacing PG and DG and winning the 6th man of the year. That's 10 deep easily for us then we have Hill and Plumlee to round out our squad at 12. Giving us the option to carry 3 more guys if needed.
oops forgot about Gerald Green just like everybody else. He will look good in a suit.
The question isn't who is a better player, it's who's better on offense. If Hibbert can be consistent he is the better overall player, but there is absolutely no argument for him being the better OFFENSIVE player. Bring a better argument next time.
Just because you don't acknowledge his points, do not make them less valid. The assist to scoring numbers are quite eye popping. The shooting % on post moves is also telling. Again, whether you acknowledge it or not, does not matter. Not to mention, Gerald Wallace is horrible offensively now. You clearly haven't watched him much lately. Not average, not good, he's horrible offensively. Literally only 7 PPG on 39% shooting despite playing 31 MPG.
As for your argument about his "domination" of the Heat. Well, he played them two times last season and averaged:
14.5 PPG, 7 RPG, 1.5 APG, .568%, .5 steals, 2 blocks, 1 TO
Small sample size, but lets not mistake Brook Lopez for Shaq any time soon.
Joakim Noah was playing on one foot against Lopez. And in limited minutes for the first 3 games.
And no one is afraid of Brooke Lopez either, although I do agree he is better offensively (but not in the low post, where Hibbert's value shines in today's NBA).
In truth, I don't think Lopez would've done as well as Hibbert against the Heat because Lopez is much more of a face-the-basket player. Bosh IMO would've done a much better job against that compared to the *****-making he received from Hibbert. Likewise, the Bulls likely would've contained Hibbert better than Lopez. Just match-ups, like usual.