Roy Hibbert Works out with Tim Duncan, Says Pro-Am Games Filled with ‘Scrubs’

August 20th, 2013 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

The ascent of Roy Hibbert has continued well into the NBA offseason. 

At the beginning of the 2012-13 regular season, he looked like he was playing basketball with a blindfold on, completely failing to shoot with any semblance of consistency. He improved throughout the year and eventually dominated against the Miami Heat in the postseason, showing off a consistent mid-range jumper that seemed to emerge out of nowhere. 

Now Hibbert is working with Tim Duncan at the San Antonio Spurs' training facilities rather than playing alongside the "scrubs" who supposedly make up the pro-am leagues: 

First of all, "scrubs" may be going a bit too far, especially since quite a few NBA players take part in pro-am games. But when has Hibbert ever been afraid to speak his mind? 

This is also the second offseason in a row that Hibbert has trained with Duncan, and it's clearly had a positive effect on his game. There aren't many better players to learn from than the man known as "The Big Fundamental," and the finesse aspects of Duncan's game would make Hibbert a truly terrifying center. < ...

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