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Bismack Biyombo

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9 Pts, 21 Rebounds, 2 Block Shots

 

I know it's preseason, but is this something to feel good about? Hell yea.

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Like you said, just preseason. But it's definitely encouraging. Biz has always had the blocks and rebounds in him. Hopefully just focusing on those and not worrying about offense will allow him to have monster games like that on occasion.

 

He also had 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks in only 12 minutes against Miami the night before, coming in after Jefferson went down. Not too bad.

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Biz can be a solid rotation guy for defense/rebounding.

 

Not what I want to hear about the 7th pick in a draft, however. Especially when guys like Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard, Shumpert, Tobias Harris, Faried, and others were drafted after him. 

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Biz can be a solid rotation guy for defense/rebounding.

 

Not what I want to hear about the 7th pick in a draft, however. Especially when guys like Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard, Shumpert, Tobias Harris, Faried, and others were drafted after him. 

 

 

 

I wanted Kawhi 

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So Biz dropped 5 points, 11 boards, and 2 blocks last night.   Not bad.  If he can start scoring around 10ppg I'd be happy with the pick.  You know he'll get the blocks and boards.   I may be in the minority but I think he's progressing well, considering his lack of basketball experience heading in.

 

The problem with Biz starting is that MKG also doesn't score points.  I think a team can deal with a defensive player in the starting 5 but I'm not sure you can handle 2 of them.

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Just remember he is only 21 and has improved every year. I don't think he is anywhere near his ceiling.

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Yesterday he had 8 points, 7 boards, and 4 blocks in 29 minutes of play.  0 turnovers.  Only a couple fouls.  Not bad, not bad at all.  The whole team had 12 blocks yesterday, albeit a bad team but still NBA players.

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I like Biz, but I just do not know if he will ever be a starter on a playoff caliber team. As Zaximus mentioned, it's tough to have both Biz and MKG in your starting lineup, and while a great defensive big will impact the game more than a great defensive wing player -- MKG has more tools to become an All-Star than Biz does. Also not to mention that MKG showed more last year as the youngest player in the NBA than Biz has at any point of his (still very young) career. MySynergy (one of my favorite basketball sites) only had one of our players grade out as a ++ type of defensive player and that was MKG. Biz has always graded out well below average, but I'm sure part of that is due to not only being young, but also having trash defensive players/coaches around him.

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Yea, I'm loving how Biyombo is playing in the Preseason right now. But, didnt he played well in the Preseason last year too? I think he is improving wisely off the board and I have no problem with that. He isnt going to be an offensive player anytime soon. I just hope that it will translate into the regular season. I would be excited to see a 6PPG, 10RBG, 2BPG stat line for Biz this season.

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