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Game 32 @ OKC: Welcome to Yet Another Edition of Roadkill

January 1, 2010

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P.S. This has absolutely nothing to do with the Jazz–I’m really in no mood to talk about those suckers right now–but I’m just wondering:

If you’re Jim O’Brien, how, I mean seriously HOW do you not play Roy Hibbert at least 30 minutes every night? As a former/current/sometimes Hibbert fantasy owner, I did a little number crunching and found that his production doubles across the board when he plays more than 29 minutes versus when he plays less than 29 minutes.

It works out to be a difference of about 12 minutes per game (he averages 20 MPG when he plays less than 29 minutes and 32 minutes when he plays more than 29 MPG), but his production differs as follows:

Less than 29 MPG (23 games):
44% FG, 1.8 FTA, 4.8 REB, 1.3 AST, .1 ST, 1 BLK, 8.2 PPG

More than 29 MPG (8 games):
58% FG, 4.1 FTA, 9.1 REB, 2 AST, .9 ST, 3 BLK, 15.5 PPG

I would guess foul trouble can often play a factor, but still, crazy. We (Jazz fans) were/are constantly calling for more PT for The Koof last year and now Fes, but neither have shown anything like this, and Hibbert often doesn’t even get PT.

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