If Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert ever needs a new career, magician would suit him pefectly.
The 7’2 All-Star (and I say that loosely) has performed a disappearing act even David Copperfield would be impressed with.
Hibbert is coming off a game five in which he scored no points and grabbed no rebounds losing 107-97 to the eighth seeded Atlanta Hawks at home.
Through the first five games of the postseason, Hibbert is averaging 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game while shooting just 31.3 percent from the field. Numbers Kwame Brown would be ashamed of.
To put it in perspective, Hawks 6’2 point guard Jeff Teague is averging four rebounds per game.
Pacers head coach Frank Vogel needs to consider benching the lost center for game six, because he clearly is not a benefit to this team team.
Indiana is one loss away from becoming the biggest disspointment in NBA history and facing an off-season of major questions.
It seems some of the teams issue began when Hibbert made comments about playing with “ball hogs,” a comment that didn’t sit well with his teammates. They felt through his struggles in the past they supported him and he tossed them under the bus the moment he had two legs to stand on.
I wouldn’t be shocked if the Pacers win this series, but I’m not going to hold my breath.Hibbert's Disappearing Act by David Gaulman