Remember last season, when Mike Bibby tried to put on a bunch of muscle to become the toughest point guard in the league? Remember how that worked out? Well, after a horrible training camp and preseason, Bibby quickly tried to lose the weight he spent all summer building up by the start of the regular season. It took a bit longer than expected to get back to normal, and he wasn't any good until late November. Fun all around.
Well, Dr. Bibby is back at it. This time, however, he's losing weight to get quicker, according to the Sacramento Bee's Joe Davidson.
Everyone had an idea that a Mike Sweetney-like point guard was a bad idea. But how about the Shawn Bradley-type point guard? A little more intriguing, right?
One of Bibby's weaknesses last season was how soon he gave up going to the rack after not getting a few calls. With an extra half-step, if that's what this new body gets him, Bibby might force help sooner. If he does, he's more likely to find an open teammate or draw enough contact to get to the line. And that's good - he's a hell-of-a-shooter, but when he gets in the lane, he's a much more potent weapon. So yeah, color me intrigued.
(Also: Could he possibly just feel fat when he looks at his backcourt teammates Quincy Douby, Francisco Garcia, and Kevin Martin? Is Mike Bibby self-conscious? Would like work for Vitaly Potapenko, if we hired Maunte Bol or so?)