Roy Hibbert has led Indiana in assists the last two games and the plan is to continue running the offense through the Pacers’ 7-2 center.
“I’ve repeatedly said we’re going to play through Roy and that’s because he’s a unique big man,” head coach Jim O’Brien tells The Indianapolis Star. “He’s effective in the low post. He can spot up and shoot and he’s also a terrific passer and willing passer. Our guys know that. When you have a big guy who is going to have his hands on the ball a lot, you know if your guy turns his head, cut to the basket and he’ll get you the basketball. That’s a great weapon.”
Hibbert has been plagued by foul trouble during his first two years in the NBA, but in three games so far this season he’s been able to stay on the floor and average about 33 minutes per game.