[From the FanPosts, goodlucksaturday wonders what is going on with the streaky Roy Hibbert. Just one of several great FanPosts of late. I need to do a better job of promoting these to the front page. -TL]
I'm putting out an APB for Roy Hibbert. His crime is going MIA during games and all in all losing the effectiveness that had him so promising in the first half of this season when the team also looked promising.
Where'd you go, big fella!?
Roy, a double double machine earlier this year, got himself 15 minutes of action last night in a start, but was not hindered by foul trouble. He was hindered by Roy trouble. He put up 0 points on 0-3 shooting and pulled down 1 rebound.
This is becoming a trend of sorts for Hibbert, who despite a serviceable 7/7 game against the Kings on Wednesday, hasn't put together a truly inspiring performance since he last double doubled...three weeks ago.
The team is 5-2 when he scores in double figures, and he was a vital part of the offense for that one stretch of games that have been played really well. When the team was struggling early last night to get into the paint, I think we would've been able to count on Roy to wreak havoc inside while the rest of the guys tried to figure things out and weather the storm that ultimately cost the game.
I'd wonder if it's confidence, but I think Brandon is eating up all the confidence excuses, leaving myself to wonder what happened to the Hungry Hungry Hibbert.