Nobody is perfect.
Nobody can be expected to do their job perfectly.
Yet, after entering the 2012-13 NBA season with high expectations, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has yet to live up to the high expectations brought on by the new $58 million four-year max contract that he signed in the offseason.
His critics are everywhere and nowhere, seeing as a lot of them are internet writers. Still, he has not given up hope that he will be able to get out of his slump and turn things around.
Late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, Hibbert turned to Twitter when sleep would not prevail.
If you’re curious why he’s up at 4:00 am in a tweet that is time stamped around 7:00 am, it is due to the Pacers being on their west coast road trip, in between games against the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings.
The rough stretch that he’s referring to is the offensive slump that he has been in since the onset of the season. He is averaging a meager 9.5 points per game on a dismal 38.8 percent shooting. Looking at further at his stats, he is only averaging 15.7 points per 48 minutes played. Not exactly what you hope for from a max contract player.
While his defense has been stellar (averaging a league-high 3.1 blocks per game), his rebounding could stand improvement. Right now, he’s only grabbing 8.5 boards per contest.
This is where he is right. His play will improve.