First of all, this is not a hype thread. Let's be real here, he's one of the better Centers in the NBA but he's got a lot to work on his game still. But I do want to open up discussion whether you see Biedrins as our franchise player a couple of years from now. With Monta's situation in limbo and Biedrins playing pretty well, as well as him publicly saying he wants to take on more offensive responsibility, there's no better time to ask: Do you see Biedrins becoming our franchise player in the future? Does he still have that much potential to go that far? Or is he an All-Star center at best?
I ask this because Biedrins have continued to improve on his game every year and we already know how he shoot a high percentage and that he grabs alot of rebounds. His stats for the first 5 games of the season are definitely up there with some of the better big men in the NBA. But then you also realize that the opposing coaches don't worry about Biedrins right now. For the most part, all they want is to box him out and keep him in foul trouble. So I wonder, can he really continue to be effective once teams start focusing on him defensively. And can he continue to take his game to the next level.
I see two current roadblocks for him right now.
1. His post game or the way he score in general. To his credit, he's add a couple of new moves to his repertoire. But right now, it's effective because it's catching everybody by surprise. I wonder if, when teams start scouting him, he can continue to use those moves effectively. I like the way he can take his guy off the dribble, I think it's something that will always be to his advantage. But he's gonna need to make adjustments on the post once guys start playing his left hand.
2. I got this whole will he be a franchise player question in my head because of this reason. Passing off the block or off the double team. This is definitely new territory for Biedrins and Wednesday night's game against the Nuggets was probably the first time I saw it happen. Biedrins was set up on the block, and you have guys coming at him to double. We all know he has pretty good hands but it'll be interesting to see if he also has the skills to make the right pass off the block. If he's really gonna take on a bigger role offensively, then it won't be long until teams start devising a game plan for him.
For a moment, let's forget we have Monta. Judging his game, his growth. Does Biedrins have the potential to be our go to guy?