Listen I like Hibbert but I am not as high on him as most people are on this board. To me this team is so bad that he looks so much better than he actually is.
Here is a note from rotoworld, fantasy website.
Nate Robinson-G-Knicks Jan. 3 - 9:13 pm et
Nate Robinson followed his 41-point performance on Friday with a 2-of-11 shooting dud, going for six points, six rebounds, and three assists in 22 minutes as the Knicks destroyed the Pacers on Sunday.
The sad part for Nate's owners is that he may have gotten as much run as he did only because the Knicks carried a massive 48-point lead at one point, but we're not going to judge him until they play a real NBA team. What is certain is that Friday did not mark the beginning of the Lil' Him era just yet.
Man, do you make mostly negative comments? It seems like every post I read of yours is never positive. Patrick Ewing, Yao Ming, Dikemebe Mutombo, Rik Smits, and Kevin McHale had good to great careers as centers, but they're nothing what I would consider "fleet of foot". Also, Hibbert has all the makings of being a great center for Indiana if JOB runs some of the offense through him. Some 2nd year numbers for current centers....
Roy Hibbert: 10.5 PPG, 6 RPG, and 1.7 BPG
Yao Ming: 17.5 PPG, 9.0 RPG, and 1.90 BPG
Al Horford: 11.5 PPG, 9.3 RPG, and 1.4 BPG
Kendrick Perkins: 2.5 PPG, 1.4 RPG, and .20 BPG
Tyson Chandler: 9.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG, and 1.40 BPG
Andrew Bynum: 7.8 PPG, 5.9 RPG, and 1.60 BPG
Brad Miller: 7.7 PPG, 5.4 RPG, and .60 BPG
Joakim Noah: 6.7 PPG, 7.5 RPG, and 1.4 BPG
Erick Dampier: 11.8 PPG, 8.7 RPG, and 1.7 BPG
Nene Hilario: 11.8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and .50 BPG
Andrew Bogut: 12.3 PPG, 8.8 RPG, and .50 BPG
Have you tell the story, you make it sound like Hibbert is going to be a complete bust. IMHO, he's doing really well considering he's in an offense that basically relys on jumpshots and 3's, then an inside/outside game.
Hibbert is one of the better offensive rebounders in the league, and why should we be so concern what David Lee would do to Hibbert instead of the other way around? Why should Indiana ALWAYS be the team to adjust instead of making the other team to us? When given touches, Hibbert can make things happen as evident in his 7 assists although he didn't score a lot. Hibbert's foul trouble is caused by him wanting to protect the paint, because he's alongside a PF that can't help or perimeter players who can't stop the dribble drive in the 1st place. If this was a trackable stat, I'm pretty sure that Indiana leads the league in allowed dribble pentration and drives into the paint. I rather see him foul out trying to protect the paint on block attempts, instead of being scared of foul trouble all the time.
“The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.” - Bill Russell -
That doesn't mean you can't let Roy go at him, though. I don't think Hibbert is better than any of the guys I mentioned in my previous post but that didn't stop him from having solid games.
I'm tired of seeing brick after brick after brick. I'd rather see Roy get 30 touches than see the rest of the team jack up 30 threes. I bet you Roy converts more than 6 of those opportunities.
BTW, the entire problem is that David Lee scores the ball with extreme efficiency...and when Hibbert is guarding him it's like shooting in an open gym. I don't like it either, but it's true.
I have officially had enough. This team is a complete and utter failure. We'd better get a very high draft pick and have a huge acquisition planned for next season.
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