Roy Hibbert has had one of the best offseason workouts of any guy in the league. His workout routines with Hall of Fame big men, and martial arts training have gotten his body into the greatest shape of his life—according to him. He has also created a buzz with Pacers fans, something that hasn't been around since Reggie was still putting up three-pointers. So why is it now that he is struggling so badly? More importantly, how can he get out of this funk?
He has the size, the athleticism, the work ethic and determination, so why isn't he putting up the numbers? There are more than a few answers to that question, some obvious, some not so much. The organization was looking for him to step up and help carry the load of this team, along with Danny Granger this year. Indiana has had a miserable last six weeks or so, and Hibbert's play is one of the reasons why. He looked good early, but faded fast.
If the Pacers want to climb out of this hole and get back in the playoff race in the East, the success or failure of the team mirrors that of Hibbert.