I would just like to point this out...
I'd say Biz's measuring stick is Faried. Why?
Because that's who I suggested we take for our "big man" last year instead of Biz. Everyone who believes Biz is going to grow into a solid double-double guy every night needs to look at it like this... Is his potential greater than Faried's? I think not, but that was the argument last year... Some preferred Biz over any of the other bigs because he had more potential and a guy like Faried had already "reached his ceiling."
I don't think Faried is done growing as a player, and I think Biz's ceiling isn't much higher than his current level of play. Biz is a serviceable player, but I just don't think he is going to be an "impact" guy like Faried is proving to be.
I'd love to eat crow but when your biggest problem is being a 20 year old who is learning to actually play basketball for the first time, I just don't think your improvement will be enough to make you a franchise building block. Biz is athletic and has a great work ethic, but he is just so limited instinctively and offensively.
Bold 2: You've acknowledged that Biz is:
"You don't watch Kidd-Gilchrist play basket as much as you feel it." Holly Mackenzie, Hoop (Jan/Feb 2013)
i think we can all agree that Biz will never be an offensive threat but he does seem alot less timid with his offensive game....but if u dont think that he has improved over the last 20 or so in his rebounding and defense over that span i would have to disagree...this includes his blocks over that same time period...the guy is only 20 and i think over time he can become a guy who averages 10 or so points 12 rbds and 2-3 blocks....what he really needs to improve his game is a low post scorer along side him....im far from ready to give up on him