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    Default Roy Hibbert will dominate Tyson this season

    Hibbert is swolled up and it ain't PhotoShop according to his coach Frank Vogel. Have to respect him more than TC for putting the work in, can't even get Chandler to go to Hakeems camp because he thinks he has nothing to learn from the Dream.

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    After signing a four-year, $58 million contract in the summer of 2012, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] struggled coming out of the gate for the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. In the first month of the season, Hibbert made only 38.4 percent of his shots in 16 games. That number slowly improved throughout the season, some feel because a wrist injury that stopped bothering him as much, and by the time the playoffs came around, Hibbert was looking to show a dominant presence in the paint for a Pacers' team with lofty goals of taking down the Miami Heat.
    Perhaps a taste of being a dominant presence inside against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals is what's motivated him to become even more of a giant than he already is. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] that made him look to be Gheorghe Muresan's size, everybody has taken notice of the bulkier version of Hibbert, even his coach Frank Vogel. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]:
    I think he's got some photographers from Men's Fitness on there doctoring them up or something because he looks pretty big in those pictures, doesn't he? Naw, I'm just kidding. I saw him yesterday in my office. He's really bulking up and really excited about just being even more of a physical presence, especially on the offensive end really pounding defenders down low and playing our identify of smash-mouth basketball.
    Hibbert was a monster against the Heat in the ECF when he averaged 17.0 points and 9.9 rebounds. He made 51.1 percent of his field goals and nearly doubled his per game free throw attempts (2.8 to 5.4). The Heat went small against Hibbert, hoping to use their quickness and team defense to make up for the lack of size and create mismatches on the other end. It ended up working with the Heat winning in seven games before winning their second straight title, but I'm sure the feeling of pushing people around and dominating with size and power was inspirational for Hibbert.

    He's improved in nearly every season of his career since joining the league. Although his offense struggled in the early parts of last season, he didn't let it affect him from leading the top defense in the NBA by being a great paint protector, allowing his teammates to defend more aggressively in front of him. If he can keep that defensive presence while adding a powerful post game to play the type of bully ball that his teammate [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] shows on a nightly basis, this could be a huge year for Hibbert -- both in impact and physical appearance.

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    Hibberts a beast, no doubt. Look at the arms/legs on the guy. Wouldn't he manhandle anyone other then D12. Chandler is a good center, but he's not in their league. Move on with the comparisons

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    Originally Posted by petescud
    Hibberts a beast, no doubt. Look at the arms/legs on the guy. Wouldn't he manhandle anyone other then D12. Chandler is a good center, but he's not in their league. Move on with the comparisons

    Tis is why we got bargnani.

    Believe it or not. Playing him at center completely takes hibbert out of the game. Same as bosh did in the playoffs where vogel had to bench him in the fourth quarters because Miami went small. How can you keep hibbert on the floor in the fourth quarter of a close game with our center standing 25 feet out leaving the paint open like the red sea. And unlike bosh. You have to guard bargnani out there or hell hit 5+ threes a game if he's open all day. This was the x factor smart move that championship teams make in the offseasoneven if bargs doesn't light it up this year. Just his presence spreads the floor and takes the Pacers biggest advantage out of the game. Big arms and big legs can't stop a t.
    Three pointer.

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    Are they gonna be doing MMA on the court?

    Hibbert got off on us in the series mostly due to our Zone D

    one on one Tyson played him much better than people realize but the numbers were so lopsided it looked like dominance

    If we go MWP in starting 5 (meaning we can play man) and Tyson plays him straight up Hibbert averages no more than 13 ppg

    Tyson struggles against bigs who can stretch the floor w Jumpers and put the ball on the floor...back to the basket dudes Tyson can handle any of them excluding no one!!!!

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    Funny you should mention MMA, the dude standing in front of Hibbert with his fist clenched is a boxer and Tim Duncan's trainer.

    Not sure if Hibbert used Duncan's trainer to get so jacked but there is a noticable difference in his muscle mass from the end of the season to now. Just when you need Metro he's not around, he could comment on Hibbert's training regimen.

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    Hibbert looks 8 feet tall in that pic.

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    He def looks 7'5 ish....Isn't Duncan 7', and he looks like 5" shorter...on a side note, i think our team performs on the same level or better then last year, even with the team upgrades....Go KNicks

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    imagine that Knicks can have some1 like Hibbert that can shot can have close playing style like Howard can block can shot FT.


    btw Bargniani can shot 3 too. Some europeans are better than CHanlder

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    while this is true, its not thread worthy, please close

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    Angry And HC Woody gets a PASS

    Stop putting Hibbert above Tyson .. they both are equally dominant

    In the Indiana series ....
    Pacers HC Vogel played 2 centers, and 3 PF in thier rotation ....
    We-Knicks played 5 guards, 1 SF, 1 PF, and 1 center in our rotation throughout the series ....

    The top question Knicks-fans should be asking other Knicks-fans during the offseason:
    Why did Headcoach Woodson DNP a healthy Camby & Amare during the Indiana Pacers series?
    Especially after Kurt Thomas & Rasheed Wallace bowed-out of the postseason games.
    Did it occur to anyone that we used the same exact strategy, tactics, and same rotation of players in the Pacers series as we did in the Celtics series .. as if HC Woody didnt see the difference between the two teams...

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    Tyson's not on Hibbert's level. Not only does Hibbert have more heart but he's better on offense and defense.

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    The top question Knicks-fans should be asking other Knicks-fans during the offseason:
    Why did Headcoach Woodson DNP a healthy Camby & Amare during the Indiana Pacers series?
    Especially after Kurt Thomas & Rasheed Wallace bowed-out of the postseason games.
    Did it occur to anyone that we used the same exact strategy, tactics, and same rotation of players in the Pacers series as we did in the Celtics series .. as if HC Woody didnt see the difference between the two teams...


    Rarely do i agree with you. Though this time you hit the nail on the head. I too thought that Indy didn't beat us. We beat us. Playing the same BS way every night and not playing healthy bigs, even for 5 min a half. I really didn't see Indy as the better team. Our coaching was terrible that series and Woody needs to make adjustments better this year

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    Meanwhile in Los Angeles...



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    Originally Posted by Rob Low
    Meanwhile in Los Angeles...


    haha. Tyson ain't raising the level of his game playing with those guys.

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    He does look fit to stomp a mud hole in centers across the league.

    Tyson when healthy can handle anyone down low.

    I agree w Kiya that we got out hustled and muscled by the whole Pacers front court. Woody shoulda made adjustments sooner in the series. Not having a plan to implement and involve our bigmen properly was one factor that cost us the series. Tyson being injured obviously was problematic as well.

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