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    Quote Hugmenot wrote: View Post
    I believe JV was the better and safer pick but I also believe Bismark Biyombo has a wider spectrum of projections, including the possibility of becoming a franchise-type defensive player.

    The problem with Biyombo is there are too many things which need to fall just right for him to reach his full potential and that's too unlikely a set of circumstances.
    I think the same possibility lies for JV if he maintains his quickness with added strength.

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    I think the same possibility lies for JV if he maintains his quickness with added strength.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I think the same possibility lies for JV if he maintains his quickness with added strength.
    Not to mention, I think the aspirations for JV are much higher than simply becoming a "franchise-type defensive player" -- by which, I'm assuming you're talking about someone like a Battier or Bruce Bowen type.

    I'd gladly sacrifice that element of "defensive specialty" for a more well-rounded player who is good at everything. I think that's what Toronto is aiming for with JV at the 5. There's no doubt in my mind that JV will be a better all-around NBA centre than Biyombo (who I agree has elite shot-blocking/rebounding potential).
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    In more ways than one Biyombo reminds me of a terrific centre of not too long ago...Dikembe Mutombo. All defense mostly. That maybe his ceiling but Mutombo had a good grounding in the fundamentals at Georgetown.

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    Quote jimmie wrote: View Post
    Not to mention, I think the aspirations for JV are much higher than simply becoming a "franchise-type defensive player" -- by which, I'm assuming you're talking about someone like a Battier or Bruce Bowen type.
    By franchise-type defensive player, I meant a player able to win multiple defensive player of the year awards, like Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace.

    I don't think he will reach that potential but I believe it could happen if everything falls right.

    I see JV having a lower ceiling but also being much more likely to achieve the minor star level.

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