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Silver Screen and Roll Nov 24, 2015

Roy Hibbert is the Lakers' best player, according to this fancy stat from ESPN

The Laker player to make the most positive impact so far this season? Roy Hibbert! Advanced statistics come in a wide variety of flavors, and one of ESPN's new favorites to plop on a waffle cone is Real Plus-Minus.The first batch of numbers for the 2015-2016 season have been released, and Roy Hibbert has emerged as the best player on the Los Angeles Lakerswith a 2.69 RPM value. This is ESPN's definition of RPM: Player's estimated on-court impact on team performance, measured in net point differential per 100 offensive and defensive possessions. RPM takes into account teammates, opponents...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 22, 2015

Lakers Highlights: Roy Hibbert denies Maurice Harkless

Watch your face! Roy Hibbert popularized the term "verticality" during his time leading the Indiana Pacers' defense to Eastern Conference contention. Just because Hibbert is good at simply affecting shots should not give Maurice Harkless the idea he can't throw their shots back in their face as well: The Lakers boast exactly one good defender in their starting lineup. The Portland Trail Blazers may want to try staying away from that guy.
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 21, 2015

The Lakers gave up an easy layup and Roy Hibbert is PISSED

The big man showing some fire. The Los Angeles Lakers bench defense has been awful against the Toronto Raptors, giving up and 11-2 run to end the third quarter as the Raptors pulled away. The man supposed to rebuild their defense, Roy Hibbert, is not pleased (watch the bench): Good to see that type of competitiveness from Hibbert.
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 21, 2015

Lakers Highlights: Kobe Bryant gives 81-point game flashbacks on this jumper against the Raptors

Kobe fadeaway jumper alert. Some people don't know this, but Kobe Bryant once scored 81-points against the Toronto Raptors. Kobe reminded us what that looked like on this jumper. #ThrowbackFriday
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 20, 2015

Lakers Highlights: Russell steals and scores on the Raptors, Hibbert leaves him hanging

Smart stuff from the young point guard gets no love. Luis Scola had a half to forget against the Los Angeles Lakers. First Julius Randle was spinning past him for a bucket, and then he forgot to look both ways before passing to Kyle Lowry: Usually it is a rookie making a silly play and a veteran taking advantage, but credit to D'Angelo Russell for the role reversal here. But Roy Hibbert still left him hanging: Come on, Roy! You got to dap up the young fella! Or get back on defense. Yeah, probably do that second thing never mind.
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 18, 2015

Russell, Randle, and Clarkson stayed up until 4 AM watching basketball with Roy Hibbert

Hibbert continues to mentor the young Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled to begin the NBA season, losing 9 of their first 11 games. Many fans are frustrated with either the usage (or lack thereof) of the team's young players, or the pedestrian per-game numbers put up by the team's two youngest players, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle. Lakers center Roy Hibbert plead for fans of the purple and gold to have patience with the team's young core in a tweet last week, saying they "are gonna be tough to deal with in this league. Give them a couple years to play 2gether (sic)." As it...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 13, 2015

Roy Hibbert rejects Zaza Pachulia's shot back to Milwaukee

Big block from Big Roy. Roy Hibbert has made an impact defensively for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Dallas Mavericks, this time rejecting Zaza Pachulia's shot like someone told him Zaza liked Destiny better than Call of Duty: Get that weak stuff out of here. The Mutombo finger wag would have been icing on the cake.
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 12, 2015

Roy Hibbert praises the young Lakers, preaches patience with their growth

Big Roy likes what he sees from the young guys. Roy Hibbert was acquired by the Lakers this summer primarily to try and plug the holes in a defense that ranked second to last in the league in defensive efficiency in 2014-15. The Lakers defense is currently giving up 108.8 points per 100 possessions, which is actually .8 points worse than last season, despite Hibbert's best efforts. One area Hibbert was not necessarily expected to contribute as much was as a veteran mentor. On a team with plenty of players already considered leaders, Hibbert still has attempted to take the Lakers' younger...

Lakers Highlights: D'Angelo Russell shows passing wizardry on the break for a Hibbert dunk

What a find by the rookie. D'Angelo Russell has uncommon floor vision for such a young rookie, and showed it again here, finding runaway freight train Roy Hibbert for an easy dunk: Randle igniting the break to Russell to Hibbert? I could get used to this.
Indy Cornrows Oct 29, 2015

Former Pacers have various levels of success in season-openers

With all of the changes the Pacers made this offseason, we saw several familiar faces in new places on opening night in the NBA. The Pacers had several new players and/or familiar players taking on new roles in the season opener on Thursday, so I thought it would be interesting to look around the league at how several recent former Pacers fared in their respective openers. -  Let's start with the big fella. Roy Hibbert started at center for the Lakers and had a "good Hibbert game" playing 28 minutes with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in the Lakers 112-111 loss to the...
Silver Screen and Roll Oct 28, 2015

Julius Randle dunks all over the Timberwolves off nice pass from Hibbert

So glad the NBA, and Julius, are back. When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Roy Hibbert in an offseason trade with the Indiana Pacers, the hope was that he would cover for sophomore Julius Randle's mistakes defensively. That has gone about as well as the team could have hoped, but it is the offensive end where the pairing has pleasantly surprised fans of the Lakers, such as on this sequence where Hibbert threw a sweet interior pass to Randle for an emphatic dunk: Roy and Randle are both nice passers, and it is a safe bet we can look forward to more highlights like this this season.

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