I was watching the game the other night and I started to wonder about how we are using Biyombo (BB). BB is a great offensive rebounder and defender but is super limited offensively. That means the best way to use him is in a line up where he can be hidden on offense and basically be used as a garbage man. Think Reggie Evans but big enough to provide rim protection. In the second unit it is hard to hide him because that unit is already pretty weak offensively. So I say we move him to the starting line up (or at least have him play with the starters more often). In that line up DD and Lowry are taking up most of the usage and miss a lot of shots, meaning having a guy who is out there just the set screen and get on the glass could be a big help.
The real benefit to this will be more opportunities for JV since he can become more of a focal point playing with the second unit, which should also help speed up his development as our go to low post threat. This will also allow him and Joseph to play together which has been a very successful combination in limited minutes so far.
The two player combinations on this team that have seen the lowest time on the court together (out of the top 20 combinations) are:
20. DD and BB
19. JV and Joseph
Those seem like two combinations we should be trying to see more of.
To clarify, I don't actually think that we should start BB over JV, just that it would make a lot more sense to play him more beside DD and Lowry and that JV could benefit from bring out with he second unit more often.