Why do NBA offenses post up Joel Freeland and Udonis Haslem less frequently than they do Ronny Turiaf and Omer Asik? It’s like throwing the ball into Nnamdi’s shadow-tight coverage and crossing your fingers in hopes for the best.
Nobody likes flies. Whether you're taking in a nice sunny day with a cool beverage in your hand or just waiting until you've finished eating dinner to clean up your mucky dishes, they seem to always find a way to mess things up.
If he's not playing against the Miami Heat, odds are that Roy Hibbert isn't going to bother you too much on the offensive end of the court. On the season, the former Hoya is averaging 11.8 points on 9.6 field goal attempts per game.
Over the past 13 games, the Portland Trailblazers have completely fallen apart, giving up 108.4 points per 100 possessions. You can't mimic Indiana's conservative defense when your starting point guard hasn't met a screen that hasn't smushed him. Robin Lopez has provided the Blazers with a defensive foundation, a solid backdrop on which they built their philosophy. But Roy Hibbert he is not.
You know what upsets me? When people say that Roy Hibbert is overrated.
Heading into last summer's draft, there was little doubt that the now-Pelicans were going to give Anthony Davis a one-way ticket to New Orleans. After him, all the signs were pointing towards history being made, with his Kentucky Wildcat teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist going to the Charlotte Bobcats with the second overall pick.