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Silver Screen and Roll Aug 18, 2015

Lakers Roundtable: Grading the Roy Hibbert trade

In our offseason series, we give our grades to the acquisition of two-time All-Star Roy Hibbert With the offseason all but over, the Silver Screen and Roll crew shoots off their preliminary verdicts on just how well the Los Angeles Lakers front office did in their summer maneuvers. This week, we grade the trade for former Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert: Before the Lakers traded for him, what did you feel would be a fair return for Roy Hibbert be? Harrison Faigen: When the Lakers' were able to acquire Hibbert for the pittance of a future second-round pick, I was fairly surprised. Even...

Why Roy Hibbert became a master of defending with verticality, and how that should help the Lakers

Verticality is the name of Roy Hibbert's game, now find out what sparked his intrigue in learning how to protect the paint. The addition of Roy Hibbert should change the identity of the Los Angeles Lakers' defense, and it's in no small part because the former All-Star has honed in on his ability to use the "verticality" rules to his advantage. That's what helped shape the Indiana Pacers into one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, and helped Hibbert take hold of his career. Verticality is the principle that a defensive player can absorb contact without being called for a foul by going...

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