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Roy Hibbert | Center

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'2' / 270
College: Georgetown
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Roy Hibbert is questionable to play against the Kings on Monday due to a knee issue.
It doesn't sound serious and he would likely play in a regular season game. Hibbert doesn't have any chronic knee issues and this can't be attributed to his weight loss or anything. He's a decent late-round pick. Oct 12 - 2:45 PM

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Byron Scott praised Roy Hibbert's ability to pass the basketball.

"I saw that this summer that he’s a very good passer," Scott said. "Like I said earlier, it’s not that we’re not going to throw it to him, but I also know we can run some things through ihm and he’ll make the correct play." Kobe Bryant also offered words of praise for the big man. "Defensively he’s been great. Offensively he’s been great and he’s another great passer on this team. We look forward to playing off him a lot." Hibbert is a value at his current ADP.
Oct 12 - 1:28 PM

Roy Hibbert hauled in a game-high 16 rebounds during Sunday's easy win over Maccabi Haifa, adding eight points, five assists, and three blocks in just 23 minutes of work.

Hibbert has been on the wrong end of a lot of jokes over the past two seasons, but it's looking like the change of scenery to Los Angeles has served the young man well. He was brought in to help anchor the Lakers defense, and gobble up boards, and through the early stages of the preseason, that's exactly what he's been doing. However, after two years of hitting the self-destruct button after the mid-point of the NBA season, Roy isn't someone worth targeting until the later rounds on draft day.
Oct 12 - 1:29 AM

Roy Hibbert started at center for the Lakers and had 16 points, 11 rebounds and zero blocks in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz.

He hit just 4-of-11 shots, but also made 8-of-10 free throws. He had a total of 18 double-doubles last season, so it was nice to see him get off to this kind of start tonight. Hibbert simply can't be worse than he was last season and is the undisputed starting center for the Lakers. Steal him in the later-middle rounds and hope he can keep it going all season. He'll be a solid source of blocks, as well, despite the fact they weren't there tonight.
Oct 7 - 3:38 AM

Roy Hibbert hauled in 10 rebounds in 21 minutes of action during his preseason debut for the Lakers on Sunday, adding three points, one assist, one block and one turnover.

Hibbert is hoping to revitalize his career in Los Angeles, and while the rebounding was encouraging, his 1-of-5 shooting performance and minimal contribution in the other categories don't do much to hype up his value. Yes it’s just one preseason game, but after falling off a cliff after the All-Star break for two consecutive seasons, Hibbert isn’t worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day.
Oct 5 - 12:06 AM

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said that if Roy Hibbert has a good year with the Lakers, he could be a part of their core group of players moving forward.

"If Roy has a good to great year, and we can bring him back at 28 years old," Kupchak said, "I don’t know why he can’t be part of that core." Kupchak also said that Hibbert could be the Lakers' best mid-range shooter, and that he has all "the pieces to the package" to have an effective season. Perhaps Hibbert can get his career back on track in Los Angeles, but after two seasons in which he disappeared after the All-Star break, it's tough to justify Roy as anything more than a late-round selection in standard leagues.
Sep 26 - 12:06 PM

Mitch Kupchak said that he hopes Roy Hibbert can regain his All-Star form with the Lakers this season.

"I’m hoping he can get back to where he was 2-3 years ago," said Kupchak of Hibbert. "He has great size, great length... I know he’s motivated." In two consecutive seasons, Hibbert has fallen apart during the second-half of the year, but perhaps a change in scenery can help him regain his form as a former Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Still, given two years worth of negative statistics, it's hard to justify Hibbert as anything more than a late-round selection on draft day.
Sep 24 - 5:15 PM

Byron Scott said Roy Hibbert will serve as the anchor of the Lakers' new defensive scheme.

When he’s out here, the No. 1 thing is he’s a great communicator, which is something we didn’t have on the back end of our defense last year," Scott said. The Lakers' interior defense was a joke last season, and Hibbert will be tasked with improving that in a big way. Despite the noise around his game, Hibbert is in a good spot to re-establish steady fantasy value.
Sep 21 - 9:19 AM

Roy Hibbert said he's dropped 14 pounds in the past few months.

"I’ve discovered a new nutritionist," Hibbert said. "It’s changed some things up. With how the NBA’s moving, everything is faster. That’s how Golden State won. You have to be able to move and have bigs that are agile." Every year we hear something about Hibbert changing his diet or doing something like martial arts, so this doesn't mean much. Still, he's a decent late-round target for his upside in blocks.
Sep 18 - 8:11 PM

Roy Hibbert said that he has no ill feelings towards the Pacers after being traded away to the Lakers this offseason for nothing more than a second-round draft pick.

"I don't harbor any resentment. I don't want to see those guys do badly," Hibbert said. He also mentioned that he only took $100,000 of his trade kicker worth $2 million in order to grant the Lakers some leverage in signing free agent Lou Williams. Hibbert has been a train wreck after the All-Star break for two consecutive seasons, but he'll look to return to form with the Lakers. He is in a contract year, so spending a late-round selection on Hibbert does make sense.
Sep 16 - 10:23 AM

Jim Buss said that Roy Hibbert is a "perfect fit" because he allows them to be flexible next summer.

Hibbert is on the last year of his deal which means he could basically be a one-year rental if the Lakers want to move on next summer. Buss also called Hibbert a "stopper" and loves the way he protects the rim, so it sounds like he is going to be given plenty of opportunity to succeed. If you are eyeing boards and blocks in the second half of your fantasy draft, Hibbert is worth a look.
Aug 29 - 10:11 AM

Roy Hibbert said he hasn't "done the best in environments that aren't conducive to me doing well."

"I can't let one play affect me the next two or three times down the court," Hibbert said. "I have had that happen before." Many have said Hibbert really gets down on himself and that he's his harshest critic. A change has to be good for Hibbert due to how he folded down the stretch in the regular season year after year. He makes sense as a gamble in the second half of fantasy drafts.
Aug 7 - 4:48 PM

Roy Hibbert said he's looking forward to playing with Kobe Bryant.

Hibbert and Bryant have been able to get past some previous bad blood and the Lakers' new center is looking forward to playing with the Black Mamba. "Just being able to play with a great [and] being pushed by somebody that has done it and won five championships. I'm up for a challenge," Hibbert said. "People tell me a lot of different things, how he'll respect me, and I feel like if I go about my business, I can get it done." While Hibbert can help fantasy owners with solid block numbers, he's not worth much more than a late-round pick.
Source: ESPN
Aug 6 - 1:36 PM

Roy Hibbert is excited to play for Byron Scott.

Hibbert has trimmed down in an attempt to adjust to a smaller, faster league—not to mention he's in a contract season. "I'm just going to focus on the defense," Hibbert said. Also of note is that Hibbert told his agent he "possibly" wanted to play for a "coach that played in the league" because of his experiences with Brian Shaw. Frank Vogel, your thoughts?
Jul 27 - 12:32 PM

Roy Hibbert said he's losing weight this summer to adapt to the current small-ball tendencies in the NBA.

He's already dropped from 283 to 267 pounds. Hibbert always has some sort of offseason plan. Whether it be working out with the Spurs, doing mixed martial arts, yoga, pilates, or changing his diet, it's always been something since 2012. He's known for fading in the second half of the season, so maybe this change will be for the better.
Jul 22 - 3:20 PM

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