Burning questions: Central Division
Can Derrick Rose return to greatness? And which Roy Hibbert will show up?
Each day, we'll tackle a different division in the Eastern Conference and answer burning questions for every team. Today, we examine the Central Division.
1. Which Roy Hibbert will show up this season?
The Indiana Pacers showed just how effective Hibbert could be against the Miami Heat during the Eastern Conference finals. And it was no fluke. Hibbert actually played very well in the second half of last season. There's every reason to believe he can hurt the Heat again. He's a big reason why Miami took a chance on Greg Oden. Unfortunately for Indiana, the Spurs might have done Miami a favor: San Antonio forced the Heat to evolve on offense. They made this adjustment and eventually won their second title. So it's fair to expect that Miami will be better prepared for Indiana this postseason.
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