Indiana Pacers Still Need More From Roy Hibbert

By Dan Parzych
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The Indiana Pacers find themselves in the perfect position to make a run at the playoffs in the second half of the regular season as they currently hold the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference–which is impressive considering Danny Granger has yet to play. However, if this team has any chance of being one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference once April rolls around, they’re going to need stronger performances from Roy Hibbert.

Throughout his career, Hibbert has shown plenty of potential at times with big games, but he’s never been able to stay consistent with it. For a player of his size, Hibbert should easily be averaging a double-double each game, but that’s been far from the case so far this season as the center is averaging 9.7 points per game to go along with 8.1 rebounds this season.

On the bright side, Hibbert has shown potential as of lately considering he’s scored double digits in each of his last four games. Still, this has to be frustrating from Indiana’s perspective as the former Georgetown star continues to struggle with living up to his true potential.

As mentioned before, a player the size of Hibbert should be displaying monster numbers on a consistent basis and it’s difficult not to wonder where the team would be if this were the case. Hopefully, Hibbert can continue his recent hot streak of scoring and figure out a way to get the rebounds up as well so this team does become one of the most dangerous threats in the Eastern Conference.

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