Hibbert Admits Struggling with Wrist Issue
It wasn’t really a huge secret, but let the record show that Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert really struggled in the first month of the season. Through November, he shot only 37.8 percent from the field and only 56.3 percent from the free throw line, but more importantly he himself admitted that he was going through something of a slump since getting his max contract over the summer.
December, though, has been an entirely different story as Hibbert bumped his percentages up to 43.1 percent from the field and 76.9 percent from the charity stripe and has often looked like the All-Star he was a year ago. There are a lot of things to which we can attribute those early struggles and the subsequent turnaround, but Hibbert seems to think it was actually something pretty simple.
“I had a wrist problem,” Hibbert admitted. “There was just a little weakness there from last year’s playoffs, but [trainers] are fixing the problem right now. I’m happy because it was affecting my shot, but now I’m getting better.”