I know it's too early to tell after 2 games and 1 preseason but I would like to talk about the Bismack difference. He hasn't gotten a lot of playing time and that is to be expected with the late start for him and how raw he is, but I really liked what I saw from him against the Heat.
The Alexis effect kind of had me a little worried about Biyombo. We had another athletic big who we were high on just to realize that there was nothing there.
Even this early you can tell the difference. The little time he plays he gets the rebounds and always blocks at least two shots and alters others. He can get a little to aggressive and seems to just fly around which will cause his foul totals to skyrocket but he plays with a desire to not let anything near him get to the rim.
I really liked his reaction after he blocked Bosh and then Bosh got it back and he fouled him. Bismack was obviously upset at himself for not doing more. I was actually hoping that Bismack would have played more in the 4th because he really does a great job on the defensive side.
Do you think he would have been a better option to have on the last defensive possession than D White? Maybe altering a last second shot or would it be too risky that he might pick up a cheap foul or not block out his guy when he's leaving to help?
12-30-2011 03:32 PM
Yer DJ White was the safe option, I get the feeling Bismack would have either done something really good. Or lost his man/foul him or do something else really stupid. The big difference i see between him and "he who shall not be named" is their attitudes. Bismack wants to be the best, and will settle for nothing more. You can see how much he wants to learn, also Biz is a hustle/rebounder. "he who shall not be named" was a finnesse big
12-30-2011 03:42 PM
Tonight will be fun for him going against Dwight!
12-30-2011 03:45 PM
Bismack is going to be a legit defensive bigman who will look something like an average year offensively for Thomas, but with more rebounds and blocks and less perimeter shots..... at best. Here is hoping he achieves that. Im also hoping with steady minutes thomas can become a top ten powerforward by making good shot choices to go along with that defense, because he will never be a post presence offenaively. I think he should model himself in the gasol, nowitski, garnett, and staudemire mold but only try post shots if open or at the high spot. He will be effective if he can do that to accompany his defense.
12-30-2011 09:35 PM
i am watching extremely closely. right now i am a little worried. the good thing is he is doing ok when he is in and not fouling and he has absolutely no idea how to play basketball offensively or defensively. i will be very worried if he looks the same by the end of the season.
athletically though....whoa boy. what a freak.
12-30-2011 09:40 PM
I thought he looked really good tonight and guarded Dwight better than anyone else. I can't believe Silas didn't let him play out the 4th quarter when it was obvious we didn't have shot at winning. ( same for Kemba's time tonight.)
12-31-2011 12:57 AM
I liked how he did nicely defending Howard.
Definately got called for fouls, but that's a given.
Think it was invaluable experience for him to battle with Howard in the post, but yeah like JGib said would have liked to see him out there more.
Although he hit Glen Davis in the head, thought his jump hook was rather nice and fluid.
12-31-2011 02:20 AM
At least two of the fouls were bull, and I'm not one to harp on officiating.
12-31-2011 02:25 AM
i agree, foul calls were weak.
i liked the aggression biz showed after he got called for one of the fouls. loved the passion. and i cannot believe silas played diop 20 minutes, especially throughout the 4th instead of letting bismack practice against the best.
12-31-2011 08:23 AM
I don't understand everyones dissapointment? We always said he would average something like 2p 4rb 2 bl a game this year. He has soo much to learn, but remember he wasnt in training camp either so he is way behind. He is almost averaging that already, jeeze give this guy a break.