View Full Version : Roy Hibbert's defense and Defensive stats

07-11-2012, 06:39 PM
Having a little exchange with a friend about Roy Hibberts defense....I say he is mediocre on defense, he obviously doesnt agree.

What are your guys' opinions and what sort of stats do you use for nba players defensive ratings. Do you use just blocks and steals? Do you use defensive rating and defensive win shares or are there any other methods you all use?

07-11-2012, 06:45 PM
He is overrated defensively and gets in foul trouble easily

07-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Ill rather give the max to DumVale McGee than Roy Hibbert.

07-11-2012, 07:29 PM
He is overrated defensively and gets in foul trouble easily

Nope, if anything, he's underrated. Opponents only shoot 36% against him in post up situations, and only 40% in P&R roll man situations. In both respective sitautions, he's one of the best. As well as playing good fundemental defense, he is also one of the best shot blockers in the league, which is a rare feature to have. If you want to use rather general advanced stats, such as DWS, and DRtg, you'll notice he sports well above average numbers there as well.

07-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Ill rather give the max to DumVale McGee than Roy Hibbert.

You obviously haven't watched Javale Mcgee play then. Because if you did, you'd realize he's one of the worst starting centers in the league. Opponents shooting 52% against him post situations? That's rediculously bad. Not to mention his poor basketball IQ.

07-11-2012, 07:56 PM
Dwight, Chandler, Bogut and Bynum are clearly better than him defensively, he's probably 5th though.

07-11-2012, 08:23 PM
All of the above, how good his team is defensively with him on the court, how much he impacts the stats of star slashers like Bron.

07-11-2012, 09:54 PM
Hit rate?


07-11-2012, 09:57 PM
His presence alone makes a big difference, look with/without him on the floor against Miami in the playoffs

07-11-2012, 10:06 PM
A team who can run a good offense makes him look like just a plain 7 footer. He''s better on the weak side than strong but solid one on one in general. Not really quick or locked in defensively though. He defends as well as his size and mobility.

07-11-2012, 10:08 PM
he is an excellent defender, but fairly inept offensively.

07-11-2012, 10:31 PM
I'd say he is a step slow often but makes up for it with his huge frame. It is probably tough to get initial post postion on him, but quicker bigs can score pretty easy on him