Roy Hibbert C IND 1 Day
Roy Hibbert's struggles continued as the Pacers got destroyed by the Rockets on Friday, and the big man finished with just nine points, three rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes.
Hibbert was severely outplayed by Dwight Howard and he has looked slow and lethargic for a while now, a development that hasn't really hit home yet for many that cover the game. He needs to get his mojo back because asking David West (15 points, 10 boards, one block) or Lance Stephenson to carry the load down low and on the glass just isn't going to work in the playoffs.
Roy Hibbert C IND 3 Days
Roy Hibbert hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, four rebounds and a block in 22 minutes of Wednesday's 109-87 blowout loss to Al Jefferson and the Bobcats.
Jefferson's supposed to be the defensive sieve, while Hibbert is thought of as one of the best defensive bigs in the league. But Hibbert couldn't do anything tonight, while Big Al torched the Pacers for 34 points and eight boards on 16-of-25 shooting. There are a lot of weird things going on around the NBA tonight, and you can add the outcome of this match up (and game) to the list.
Roy Hibbert C IND 7 Days
Roy Hibbert struggled with foul trouble and shot just 1-of-9 from the field on Sunday, finishing a narrow win over the Jazz with just two points, four rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes.
Hibbert's 46.5 percent shooting is somewhat disappointing for a guy who gets 62.3 percent of his shot attempts within eight feet of the hoop, but in the Pacers' previous three games he was a combined 21-of-36 from the field (58.3 percent). He should bounce back from this dud quickly during the Pacers' upcoming four-game week, featuring matchups with the Warriors, Bobcats, Rockets and Mavericks.
Roy Hibbert C IND 9 Days
Roy Hibbert dominated the paint on Thursday during a 101-96 win vs. the Bucks, shooting 10-of-16 from the field for 24 points with 12 boards, one assist and two blocks in 34 minutes.
He had been struggling in his previous 10 with averages of just 7.3 points, 6.8 boards and 2.3 blocks on 41.8 percent from the field, but the Bucks defense was medicine for him. Hibbert's minutes have held steady at around 30 per game all year and one would think the extra conditioning in the offseason will help him down the stretch while his competition starts running out of gas. He's a bit of a buy-low player.
Roy Hibbert C IND 17 Days
Roy Hibbert was quiet in his 24 minutes of action against the Wolves on Wednesday with four boards, five assists, two assists and one turnover.
He did not block any shots despite entering tonight with 2.4 blocks per game in his previous nine February games. Hibbert's shooting numbers have bounced back a little bit from his disastrous January and he's typically been better in the second half. He should be fine and his durability is certainly a bonus in fantasy leagues.
Roy Hibbert C IND 24 Days
Roy Hibbert made only 2-of-6 shots vs. Dallas in Wednesday's home loss, finishing with four points, seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks.
The Mavericks have been mediocre defensing centers this season and Hibbert's dud was only foreseeable in the context of his offensive decline in the past three months -- 13.4 ppg in December, 11.3 ppg in January, and just 9.3 ppg in February. The root cause is a decline in FG attempts, and particularly FT attempts, so hopefully the Pacers will game-plan to keep their All-Star center more involved over the final months of the regular season.
Roy Hibbert C IND 27 Days
Roy Hibbert was outplayed by Nikola Vucevic in the Pacers' 92-93 road loss on Sunday, finishing with six points, seven rebounds, three assists and four blocks.
Hibbert made 3-of-4 FGs and didn't go to the FT line all night long. His overall stats are passable for fantasy purposes, especially the swats, but Indiana can't have too many 'off nights' from Hibbert if they plan to vie with the Heat for supremacy in the East.
Roy Hibbert C IND 1 Month
Roy Hibbert had just eight points, six rebounds and no blocks in Tuesday's win over the Hawks.
After averaging 23 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks over two straight games, Hibbert has fizzled over his last two, averaging just 8.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and zero blocks over his last two. He's a better player in reality than fantasy, but still has a chance to become more consistent offensively over the rest of the season.
Roy Hibbert C IND 1 Month
Roy Hibbert's recent scoring outburst slowed down on Monday vs. the Magic with nine points, eight boards and two turnovers in 26 minutes.
He shot 4-of-6 from the field and just didn't get many opportunities in the easy win. Hibbert scored 23.0 points per game in his previous two games, but his scoring output wasn't going to be that high, obviously. His scoring average dropped 2.1 points from December to January and he'll look to turn it around in the second half of the season.
Roy Hibbert C IND 1 Month
Roy Hibbert scored 20 points during Saturday's 97-96 win over the Nets with five boards, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 34 minutes.
He is coming off a 26-point game on Thursday and is coming out of a prolonged slump. Hibbert couldn't get his hook shot to fall when he was struggling and now he's getting some very easy, close looks. The buy-low window is starting to close.