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?