Hibbert improved on both his scoring and rebounding in every season until this year. The Pacers had every reason to expect that he would continue improving. He’s only 26 and there’s not many players in the NBA that can match Hibbert’s sheer size and power. However, he appears to have taken a step back so far this year. Consider the won-loss splits for the Pacers based on his current stats. To perform this kind of analysis check out my NBA Trends Database.
It seems like all the Pacers need is average production from Hibbert to hold their spot as a top tier team in the Eastern Conference.
Pacers Record When True
Pacers Record When False
|Hibbert scores at least 10 points||4-1||1-6|
|Hibbert grabs at least 10 rebounds||4-0||1-7|
If Hibbert can step up his game and win his battle with opposing centers there’s a good chance the Pacers can turn around their season.