Ridiculous 7-7 wingspan helps him as a shot blocker and rebounder
Shows a commitment on the defensive end
Crashes the offensive glass
Establishes great position on the block
Shows flashes of a developing back-to-the-basket game
Brings terrific energy and intensity to the floor
Loaded with potential
Very raw in his all-around offensive game
Uncomfortable handling the ball on the perimeter
Long way to go with his jump shot
Most of his baskets come on offensive rebounds/easy dunks
Summary: It is easy to see why Bismack Biyombo's NBA stock has sky-rocketed in the past couple of weeks. For an 18-year-old who is still somewhat new to the game of basketball, his upside is out of this world. He already possesses a man's body and will only get better and better as time goes on. He will certainly be a first-round pick based on potential alone and I would not be shocked if he works his way into the lottery, possibly even the top 10 before it is all said and done.
Player Comparison: Serge Ibaka. Biyombo's raw ability and athleticism is similar to that of Ibaka, who is also a native of Congo, when he arrived in the NBA. Ibaka has found his niche in the NBA as a rebounder, shot blocker and energy guy as his offensive game continues to develop. Biyombo brings the same elements to the floor, but is more physical at his age than Ibaka. Like the Thunder big man, Biyombo should only get better with time and experience.
Rockies and Diamondbacks fail yesterday, at least the Astros and Nats came through. For today: Closing two pars with Red Sox-178 in one and Nats -+169 in the other. In another ongoing par going in the second tier spot of a four team par will be the Astros -205. Start up par with the Dodgers -163, (Kershaw), two open. Still thinking about the Yankees in a start up. GLTA today.