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Roy Hibbert | Center | #55

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'2' / 270
College: Georgetown
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (17) / TOR
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Roy Hibbert will battle Cody Zeller for the Hornets' starting center job during training camp.
Steve Clifford said that center is the only unsettled position, adding that both Hibbert and Zeller will play "a lot" this season. They bring two very different skill-sets and it seems likely that Zeller will earn the gig, bringing more speed and athleticism to the starting unit, but it's a situation to monitor in the coming weeks. Sep 26 - 6:08 PM

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Coach Steve Clifford considers Roy Hibbert's offense underrated.

Maybe it is underrated, but it's still rated very, very low. Hibbert's 12.9 usage rate last season shattered his previous career low (19.4) and he's still only managed a 51.1 true shooting percentage in his career. On top of that, the seven-footer ranked just 20th percentile in post-up plays among all players (per Synergy). All that said, if Hibbert can protect the rim like he did in his Indiana days, he'll get playing time. Fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach.
Sep 24 - 10:46 PM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford feels Roy Hibbert could add a "dimension" to the team that they have not had prior.

"He’s a basket-protector, but he can also play offense. If he gets anywhere near what he was at Indiana, he gives us a dimension we haven’t had," Clifford said. The head coach also believes that Hibbert is a better offensive player than he gets credit for, and he's landed in the right spot for an opportunity to revive his career given he's got just Cody Zeller ahead of him on the depth chart. Having said that, Hibbert looked awful during his one-and-done Lakers tenure last season, but perhaps another fresh start with a coaching staff that includes both Clifford and Patrick Ewing will be just what the big man needs to find his confidence again. We wouldn't bet on it, though.
Sep 17 - 3:36 PM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford spoke highly of Roy Hibbert.

"He’s a natural worker and team-first. He needs a very defined plan: ‘This is what we’ll do with you on offense and this is what we’ll do with you on defense.’ " Clifford said. "One thing I didn’t realize is he’s very good offensive player. He’s not going to be [Al Jefferson], but he can really pass and make good decisions." Hibbert will be turning 30 years old in December and is coming off two brutal seasons, so we're not expecting much. He's currently projected to come off the bench behind Cody Zeller and is only worth looking at in deeper leagues. Hibbert averaged just 5.9 points, 4.9 boards and 1.4 blocks as the full-time starting center in LA last season.
Sep 13 - 7:48 PM

Kemba Walker is hoping that Roy Hibbert can find his form in Charlotte.

"I think, if he can get back to the level he once was at, he can be a huge help to us," Walker said. The Hornets signed the big man to a one-year, $5 million deal, but he's not even a lock to beat out Cody Zeller for the starting center role. He averaged just 5.9 points, 4.9 boards and 1.4 blocks as the full-time starting center in Los Angeles last season, so fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited. Hopefully a fresh start under coach Steve Clifford will get him going.
Aug 5 - 11:16 AM

Roy Hibbert has agreed to terms with the Hornets on a one-year, $5 million contract.

The Hornets have their Al Jefferson replacement. Hibbert's 23.2 minutes per game are his lowest average since his rookie season. His blocks per game were also his worst since his rookie season while he saw a major drop in usage. Hibbert is still just 29 years old, so maybe he can get it turned around. Maybe assistant coach Patrick Ewing can get him going again. He's not a great fantasy option, of course.
Jul 4 - 8:01 PM

Roy Hibbert racked up 12 points, nine boards, two steals and three blocks vs. Miami on Wednesday, while tying his season-high with 33 minutes in an OT victory.

Hibbert is now averaging 10.0 points, 7.5 boards and 3.5 blocks in his past two games, but it's hard to get excited after a season of futility. He was benched in overtime, as the Lakers went with a frontcourt of Julius Randle and Brandon Bass, and most owners should ignore him with only seven games left in the Lakers' season.
Mar 31 - 1:27 AM

When recently asked about his performance, Roy Hibbert couldn't explain his struggles with the Lakers this season.

"I honestly don’t know," Hibbert said. "I can’t put a word on it or explain this season as well as my lack of success or the team." Byron Scott believes the league's ability to go small has really hurt Hibbert, but the big man's own ineffectiveness has a lot to do with it, as well. Hibbert has become a complete non-factor in fantasy formats and on the defensive end of the floor, and he's going to have to take a major paycut on a "prove it" type of deal in free agency this summer in order to try and resurrect his stock around the NBA.
Mar 28 - 11:50 AM

Roy Hibbert was predictably quiet vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and one block in just 18 minutes.

Hibbert scored 14 points on Tuesday but that's his only double-digit performance in the past month. The 29-year-old big man has done nothing to rehabilitate his image in L.A. -- over the past 10 games he's averaging a mere 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game. No thanks.
Mar 3 - 1:34 AM

Roy Hibbert had a lackluster performance against the Spurs on Friday, producing just two points on 1-of-3 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists and one block in 22 minutes.

Oh how the mediocre have fallen. Hibbert looks all set up for his standard second-half plunge, and he’s just not worth owning in most leagues, not even as a "specialist."
Feb 20 - 4:28 AM

The Lakers are taking calls for Roy Hibbert, but they don't intend to pursue a buyout if he is not dealt.

An earlier report suggested that the Lakers could pursue a buyout with Hibbert, but they will do everything in their power to move him first. He is on an expiring contract worth more than $15.5 million, so the Lakers would likely have to add a sweetener to any deal. A trade is not imminent and Hibbert is not a great stash.
Feb 18 - 1:40 PM

Roy Hibbert could pursue a buyout from the Lakers if he's not moved before the deadline.

He is on an expiring deal, but he won't be easy to trade because he is making over $15.5 million this season. Hibbert has been disappointing all year with averages of 6.6 points, 5.2 boards and 1.5 blocks, so he's nothing but a desperation stash in very deep leagues.
Feb 18 - 11:41 AM

Roy Hibbert (ankle) started vs. the Cavs on Wednesday but had only nine points, three rebounds and one turnover in 17 minutes of action.

The Cavaliers have been the toughest team for opposing centers this season, allowing the fewest rebounds and steals, and the third-fewest points, so Hibbert's dud isn't unexpected. He has zero blocks in February so even his 'specialist' appeal has evaporated.
Source: RW
Feb 11 - 12:57 AM

Roy Hibbert (ankle) will start on Wednesday against the Cavs.

He was probable to play and should be ready to go. Hibbert has not played well at all and he will probably only be around 20 minutes tonight. There should be fewer minutes for Robert Sacre, Brandon Bass and Tarik Black.
Feb 10 - 6:35 PM

Roy Hibbert (left ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

Hibbert looks likely to return to the Lakers lineup after missing Monday's game against the Pacers and will push Robert Sacre back to the bench. While Hibbert can help fantasy owners in with blocks, he has just one in his last four games and isn't worth owning in most standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 9 - 1:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Ramon Sessions
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
5Andrew Andrews
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Marco Belinelli
3Treveon Graham
4Rasheed Sulaimon
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Perry Ellis
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Christian Wood
C1Cody Zeller
2Roy Hibbert
3Spencer Hawes
4Mike Tobey