Roy Hibbert’s D—or Lack Thereof—on Brad Miller
On my NBA-wide site Both Teams Played Hard, I have just introduced the pilot episode of a new video series called All in the Game. The goal will be to break down some of the finer points of NBA basketball and hopefully have a little fun in the process.
For Episode 1, I focused on the Roy Hibbert/Brad Miller matchup last Friday. It was pretty ugly to watch the big fella guard Brad live. It was even worse watching clips over and over in slow-mo while making the video.
Obviously, Roy isn’t this bad on D normally — Miller just presents a very tough cover for him and he never really got a feel for how to play him. Honestly, he really should have made some adjustments. It was pretty bad. So while I know plenty of fans questioned why Roy wouldn’t be playing late in the fourth considering he had played so well offensively, it’s hard to fault Coach O’Brien for saying “enough is enough” and throwing Josh McRoberts out there so that Houston couldn’t continue to exploit the Miller/Hibbert matchup.
But enough from me.
Judge for yourself.