May 4, 2010
Big Roy will put the work in
Posted by Mike Wells
THE `BURBS - "What is the most important thing for the different parts of this puzzle to spend their offseason on? Conditioning, or establishing a more aggressive above-the-rim game for Hibbert?"
Conditioning is always near the top of the list for Hibbert because he acknowledged a couple of times during the season that he got tired playing extending minutes. He'll definitely spend time working on his post game.
You don't have to worry about Hibbert's work ethic. He enjoys putting in work in the gym.
Assistant coach Dan Burke deserves a lot of credit for Hibbert's development in the post.
Hibbert would often be the last player on the court after practice because he was putting in extra time working on his low-post game with Burke.
The Pacers want to bring in a big man's coach to work with Hibbert during the summer. They're trying to figure out who that person will be. There's a possibility that Hall of Fame big man Kevin McHale could work with Hibbert.
Can imagine what Hibbert's low-post game will be like next season if McHale works with him?