Nike Hoop Summit?
@Teamjosh04 Nice site sir.
While I think Biyambo stock is moving up, I do think he's stilla year or two away from producing at the pro level ( I didn't watch the game, just saw clips and highlights from practices and such). I would love to get him for my Knicks because I think he could be a great defensive player at the next level.
Let's slow down with Ben Wallace and such. How about Theo Ratliff?
how about Emeka Okafor? i didnt watch Theo back in the day but i saw his stats averaging mainly 3.5 and 4 one season :0
He is far away from being a productive player, but if Patrick Young declared for this draft where would he fall. In a draft that maybe hard to find anything more then a role player and even hard to find that especially after the Top 15 Biyambo becomes that much mnore coveted.
I like the Ben Wallace comparison but that is very wishful thinking...Id rather compare him to Joel Anthony.
Joel Anthony is a terrible player lol might as well compare Biyombo to Sammy D if your gonna low ball him
No one is doubting him getting drafted in the first round. Talking about getting carried away as far as comparing him
Okafor is a fair, but remember this guy is raw offensively
http://nbaprospects.blogspot.com/2011/04/2011-nike-hoop-summit-prospect_... - My 2nd article on the event, this one about Austin Rivers and Tony Wroten
Nice article although Rivers is more than a one dimensional scorer, he has the most offensive weapons out of any guard this year and in the past couple of years, also a pretty good finisher and good athletic ability (, speed,jumping ability). He also played pretty good defense in this game.
Wha limitations makes Joel Anthony horrible? Seems like the exact same limitations Bismack Biyambo has. They are both great energetic rebounding, shot blocking, defensive guys. Lets face it despite their wingspan they are still short, anf undersized for C. Also they are horrible ofensively, that is what limits them. Players like this are not "bad players" they are some of the rarest players to come across in a league with so much resting on salary, and star players. When you can get Joel Anthony playing 20-mpg foryour team at a low salary cost to just due intagible winning things you have a very good player.
ok they may have the same height/weight/similar wingspan(idk about that last one) but u have to realize Joel was 24 when he entered the Nba,hopefully Bismack isnt like 23 or 22 right now but still he just has 10 blocks in the summit game,if Joel was a good player he would be getting starter minutes but instead he is in the carasell with Erica Dampier and Big Z, when i was on realgm this year before i got waived Heat fans hated him.
Bismack Biyombo reminds me of Ben Wallace exactly, both are 6-9 which is undersized for a center. Both are great defensive players, both are great rebounders, and both are limited offensively.
They make up for their height by using their athleticism, I see Biyombo playing power forward in the NBA, but playing at center for a few minutes.