As Troy Murphy got traded to New Jersey, Roy Hibbert should be our Main Man now under the basket (Troy never was but I hope you know what I mean).
I tried to break it down statistically but i left out some meaningful categories but well it's just a try here we go:
Roy Hibbert played 81 Games in total, 10 of those without Troy Murphy playing in the game here are the statistical averages of those games.
29,3 MPG | 6,7 FG | 12 FGA | FG% 55.83% | 3,3 FTM | 3,8 ORB | 5,1 DRB | 8.9 TRB | 2,5 BLK | 3,9 PF | 16,7 PTS | 15,3 Gamescore
The Pacers won 7 Games against (NY,WAS,GSW,BOS,NJ,MIN,ORL) and lost against (2xNY,MEM).
Now the stats for Roy Hibbert when playing together with Murphy in a Game.(Notice: not if they were on the court actually).
24,55 MPG | 4,51 FG | 9,32 FGA | FG% 48.34% | 1,92 FTM | 1,96 ORB | 3,32 DRB | 5.28 TRB | 1,49 BLK | 3,46 PF | 10,97 PTS | 8,02 Gamescore
Won 24 Games of 71.
Of course the opponents were better when Roy played together with Troy, but doesnt this give us a hint that Roy should be our primary post presence and we should give him the ball more often in the post instead of jacking up trailer triples?
I do remember the game when Hibbert schooled Dwight Howard (Troy didn't play). Pacers won the game.
Roy had 26 points,8 rebs (4 off.) and 4 blocks.
Howard had 11 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks, 5 turnovers and 6 fouls.
Do you think the depature of Troy will give Roy more chances and improve his stats and the Teams Record like it was in the 10 games without troy last season or do you think its the other way round? I really how Roy's workout with Walton helped Roy to imrpove his Game. So what do you think.
Excessive analysis is here (all games in excel):