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Against the Houston Rockets on January 19, Roy Hibbert took 12 shots, and made six of them. With two exceptions, Hibbert has shot no less than 44 percent in the month of January. With four exceptions, he hasn't shot less than 50 percent.
The problem is not Hibbert's offensive ability, it's that he's not taking many shots.
On the season, when Roy Hibbert has taken 10 or more shots, he is shooting 49 percent from the floor—exactly the same percentage he had in his All-Star campaign last year.
His 2.7 blocks are .7 more than he averaged last year, and his assist and rebounding averages are close enough to make no difference to being the same as his All-Star season.
His offensive production is down because his attempts are down, it's as simple as that.
There were some early-season games in which Hibbert took more shots but had trouble getting them to fall. In one late-November five-game stretch, he took no fewer than 10 shots in any game but only shot better than 33 percent one time.
He followed that up with a couple of solid performances before falling off again, shooting 23 and 30 percent in consecutive games with 10 or more shots.
January, however, has seen a turnaround.
Disregarding the aberration that was the Miami game, Hibbert has shot 45 percent or better when taking 10 or more shots in games this month.
The road to playoff success runs through Roy Hibbert. Fans can only hope that his recent turnaround has set him on a path from which he won't soon veer away.