3. Bismack Biyombo
Boston’s frontcourt lost Griffin and Grant Williams this offseason but gained Kristaps Porzingis. Having said that, I’m still not in love with our “big man” situation.
For starters, Al Horford just turned 37 over the offseason and has already been declining while Robert Williams is injured so often that he hasn’t played more than 61 games in five seasons. It’s not like Porzingis is the benchmark for health, either, having played an average of 53 games over the last three seasons.
Needless to say, I have no issue if the Celtics want to give Bismack Biyombo a chance.
Biyombo, a former 7th overall pick, still looked solid across 61 games with the Phoenix Suns in 2022-23. Despite only playing 14.3 minutes per contest, he still averaged 4.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.
Furthermore, his 4.9 blocks per 100 possessions set a new career high for the 31-year-old.
Another statistic worth noting is that Biyombo also averaged 7.4 points and 6.7 boards while averaging 22.5 minutes across 14 starts. Even though he’s no longer an everyday starter, he can still step up when needed.
The Celtics don’t even need Biyombo to come in and light up the NBA. All he needs to be is a solid bench presence who sees slightly elevated minutes when injuries strike. Seems like a low-risk, high-reward situation to me if he hasn’t declined since last season.
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