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Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert
Position: C
Born: 12/11/86
Height: 7-2 / 2.18
Weight:278 lbs. / 126.1 kg.
Salary: $15,514,031
For the 19-year rookie, playing with veterans like Kobe Bryant, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, Nick Young and Metta World Peace is an adjustment. “I’m trying to earn the respect from playing with the older guys, and them respecting my play calls,” he said. Russell said he wants his fellow Lakers to want to be on the court with him. “I’m not worried about what everybody is saying, just keep playing and wanting my teammates to want to play with me,” he said.
Dec. 15 is the first day that free agents who signed last summer can be traded. The Lakers signed Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass in the offseason, hoping those veterans would help generate a playoff push, but Los Angeles dropped nine of its first 11 games. The question for teams like the Lakers, Pelicans, and Nets is whether it’s best to hold on to veterans or deal them for assets and simply prepare for next season. Some free agents haven’t made the expected impact, such as Miami’s Amar’e Stoudemire, who has played 12 minutes this season.
In its daily “Last Two Minute Report,” the NBA acknowledged that Lakers center Roy Hibbert did not foul Dallas Mavericks center Zaza Pachulia, in a crucial play with 45.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter on Friday. The Mavericks held an 86-82 lead with just over a minute left. The Lakers were looking to make a stop, but Hibbert was called for his sixth foul incorrectly, knocking him out of the game.
Had Hibbert not fouled out, perhaps the Lakers would have scored on the ensuing possession, with a chance to win. The report also detailed an incorrect call with 1:53 left on the clock, an out-of-bounds play that was awarded to the Lakers, though in retrospect, it was off Bryant. The Lakers scored on the next play, a jump shot from Hibbert, perhaps evening out the later, incorrect call on the team’s center.
Last week Bogut also received some unconventional praise from LA Lakers centre Roy Hibbert who told US media he wanted to be the “Black Bogut” and sacrifice his scoring game to play more of a passing and defence role. “I’m not sure if I should take that as a compliment – I don’t know how to take that comment,” Bogut said. “Roy is a different guy and I guess he was trying to say that we have both previously been focal points in our team’s offence but now fill a different role.”