Van Gundy talks D12 and Roy Hibbert

Posted by Unknown on Thursday, May 30, 2013 with 4 comments
Former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy took to the airwaves this morning and shed some light on who he'd think would take his former player Dwight Howard or Indiana Pacers C Roy Hibbert in a draft.  

“Come on, that one’s not close,” Van Gundy said.  “You could put that question to 30 general managers in the league — and give them the choice — and Indiana, out of loyalty, might take Hibbert although I would doubt it. The other 29 would not even hesitate. Everybody’s taking Dwight.

“I understand … Roy Hibbert is playing the best basketball of his career right now (against the Heat). You have to understand that Roy Hibbert during the regular season had seven games where he had (at least) 20 points and 10 rebounds and now he has three in this series. So now people are looking at him and saying he’s great. He averages 11 points per game in his career and he’s not a terrific rebounder although he is an elite-level defender. But on the offensive end of the floor he’s never done (what he’s doing now) and he’s really taking advantage of a very, very small Miami Heat team and a defender in Chris Bosh who right now in the series has just not stepped up into the battle at all.”