Hibbert came off the bench and produced four points (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and one block across 21 minutes in Friday's 113-111 overtime loss to the Knicks. After starting the previous three games at center, Hibbert settled back into his usual reserve role with Cody Zeller (shoulder) returning to action. Though the two big men roughly ended up splitting the minutes at the position Friday, it's expected that Zeller will dominate the playing time once he puts the shoulder issue further in the rear-view mirror. Hibbert doesn't offer much fantasy intrigue while he remains a member of the second unit, even in most deeper formats.
Hibbert will make a second straight start at center Monday against Memphis but will be limited to about 18 minutes, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. With Cody Zeller (shoulder) still sidelined, Hibbert will again start at center but will have his minutes monitored, likely as a result of a troublesome knee that bothered him earlier in the month. In Saturday's loss to the Pelicans, Hibbert played only 17 minutes, while Frank Kaminsky saw 36 minutes off the bench. Expect a similar situation Monday, with Spencer Hawes also in line for additional playing time.
Hibbert will draw his third start of the season in Saturday's matchup against the Pelicans, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. Hibbert started the first two games of the season before missing the next five with a knee injury. He has returned to a reserve role the previous four games while playing 14 minutes per contest. He should see an increased workload Saturday, thanks to Cody Zeller's absence. Frank Kaminsky will also presumably see an increased role.
HIbbert played 17 minutes in Friday's 100-96 win over the Hawks, producing one point (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT) and three rebounds. The Hornets initially planned to restrict HIbbert's playing time upon his return from a sore knee last week, and even though he's endured no setbacks in his first four games back, it appears that a sub-20-minute role is the new reality for the center. The 17 minutes he received Friday were Hibbert's most in the four games, as Cody Zeller seems to have fully gained the confidence of coach Steve Clifford as the team's starting center. Hibbert can probably be dropped in most formats at this point.
Hibbert (knee) will have his minutes restricted during Sunday's game against the Cavaliers, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. Hibbert continues to deal with soreness in his knee, but is slated to play through the pain in limited fashion. Cody Zeller figures to start and see a majority of the minutes at center.
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