Thursday, May 24, 2007

HIbbert is Off the Table

Roy Hibbert, the 7-2 barely coordinated giant, is pulling out of the NBA draft and will return to Georgetown for his senior season.

This is fantastic news for Timberwolves fans, as I was almost certain we would somehow end up with the ogre. The Wolves need a big man, it's likely Brandan Wright won't be there, Hibbert is projected to be picked right around that point in the draft, and McHale is mostly an idiot. That would have been a disaster, as I'm fairly certain Roy Hibbert is going to be a horrible pro.

That being said, I don't understand why he is returning. His stock will never be higher than it is right now. He helped lead Georgetown to the Final Four, played a nice game against the top center prospect of the last 20 years in Greg Oden, and showcased a decent jumper from about 13 feet out. He's projected to go in the top ten for some weird reason, and I'm betting that next year he won't go earlier than pick 20, even though he's a center.

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