After Roy Hibbert laid yet another egg in the Indiana Pacers' 102-96 Game 1 loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday, David West and Rasual Butler among others held a private discussion with the embattled big man, according to Scott Agness of

None of the players involved divulged what was said in the meeting, but West was reportedly "fuming" and "as heated as he's ever been." The veteran forward implored Hibbert to become more involved in the game, per Bob Kravitz of The Indy Star:

"He's got to be part of the fight," West said. "He's got to be part of this thing for us to go anywhere."
Hibbert, who has been struggling for months, appeared to have a bit of a breakthrough in Indiana's Game 7 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The big man posted 13 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in the win, which marked his best performance of the postseason by far.

However, Hibbert was a complete disaster in Game 1 against Washington. The 27-year-old didn't record a single point or rebound while committing five fouls in 18 minutes. It's the second time this postseason Hibbert hasn't notched a point or rebound, and the third time since the beginning of April.

Hibbert has never been much of a scorer, but he only has 37 points in eight playoff games. This comes after he averaged 5.3 points on 23.5 percent shooting over the span of six regular-season games in April. The Pacers have scored just 91.5 points per 100 possessions with Hibbert on the court in the postseason, according to's stats page.

Perhaps more galling is his lack of rebounding. Hibbert averaged 4.6 rebounds in March, 3.2 rebounds in April and is averaging only 3.3 rebounds in the postseason. The Pacers have generally been able to survive on the boards despite Hibbert's poor rebounding, but that wasn't the case in Game 1. The Wizards won the rebounding battle 53-36 and grabbed 17 offensive rebounds, leading to 19 second chance points.