Hmmmm... so how's Biyombo's emergence as of late?
What the hell did I just read?
I quote some stats from draftexpress and it turns into a war on foam.
Damn those shoes
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So is Biyombo playing big enough?
As has been mentioned he often gets blocked out of position. I also have a theory going that his normal crouched stance may be a disadvantage. He often stoops on defense or in anticipation of a rebound; allowing other bigs to play over top of him.
And yes; that "debate" about the thickness of foam was excellent. I'm happy that's all finally been clarified.
While we're on the subject one other way Biyombo makes himself small is having a shaved head.
Nerlens Noel for example is rated at 6'-11"; but in reality without shoes or hair he's actually 5'-8". Clearly, in todays NBA; your playing height is the true barometer. Using actual height can misrepresent a players real court value.
I think his emergence as of late is very clear ..especially after a very slow preseason and start to season ...he is averaging 6 points / nearly 7 rbds and 2 blocks since he has gotten 25 minutes or so a game ..I watch every game and it's not sure much stats as it is about his attitude and aggressiveness ...I just really think him paired along side a Milsap / Pekovic ...ect would improve his game 10 fold ..I'm sure he feels tons of pressure to score and rebound with no down low scoring ...aside from Kemba / Sessions and MKG
Biz is far from being a stud or ready to be a big time starting big man ...but to double his scoring and rebounding as well as still getting 2 blocks is fun to watch ..I mentioned a week or 2 ago i felt like he should start the rest of the year and my wish has been granted...give him a partner who can score and his improvement could be drastic ..and that doesn't mean just this year