Land of the lost

Roy Hibbert leads a handful of players with big expectations, and no results

Updated: November 15, 2012, 10:25 AM ET
By Chris Broussard | ESPN the Magazine
Roy HibbertNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesRoy Hibbert looks like a shell of the player who made life tough on Miami last spring.

Last week we brought joy, highlighting five players who have started the season surprisingly well. Now, we must bring the pain. Some guys just haven't lived up to their billing so far. It's early, so hopefully for their teams' sake, they'll turn it around. But for these five players, it has been an ugly first few weeks. To be honest, they look totally lost.

Roy Hibbert | C | Indiana Pacers

Where's the guy who put 19 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks on Miami in that close playoff series just over six months ago, the guy who averaged 14.7 points and 13.3 rebounds as Indiana put the eventual world champions in a 2-1 hole?