Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh
Originally Posted by ReggieKILLER
I'm not saying he doesnt impact the game.
He does, he is an integral cog in the defense....but his effort on the boards, and his skill on offense is easily below average. I dont see why its hard to see why I have a problem with him being incredibly poor on that end of the floor.
And yes, box score stats have to tell the tale. Roy Hibbert, one of the best defenders in the league, gave up 16 and 6 to his match up (who averages 6 and 3 for the season). Yes, I expect that Roy Hibberts defense will be able to trump Pero Antic's offense. Maybe I have unrealistic expectations, but he doesnt meat the criteria for a star. I appreciate what he does for my squad on defense, but in an offense with a few shaky shooters, I need Hibbert to provide a legit low post offensive threat, both to score, and on the glass.
1. effort on the boards, how many guys above 7-1 were incredible rebounders? unless you are freak athlete being 7-1 limits your mobility. hibberts probably about average.
2. box score stats are useless for evaluating defense, like completley useless, this isn't 1999 where the NBA was mostly one on one.
if hibbert was what you described he would be a top 3 players in the league, boo hoo for you that he's only top 15.
Bron, KD, Melo, CP3, Harden, Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Bosh, Noah, Curry, Blake, Horford, Dirk, PG24, Drummond, Greg Monroe, Al Jefferson, Aldridge, (healthy) Rondo, (healthy) Kobe, (healthy) D Rose.
all players I'm taking over Hibbert, probably quite a few I didnt think of off top. The injured dudes are obviously not really in play I guess, but still. And Hibbert might be interchangeable with a couple of those dudes, but the point remains, dude isnt good enough to be considered more than a defensive specialist.
Theres nothing wrong with being a defensive specialist by the way.