Originally Posted by LJJ
Biyombo may have not proven to be better than Diop, but Diop has certainly proven to not be any better than Biyombo. And in actuality, statistically Biyombo produces significantly more than Diop.
So why is Diop ahead of Biyombo in the rotation? You don't give Biyombo minutes because you hope it leads to more wins right now, but you give Biyombo minutes because he is 19 years old and you hope he can still learn to be better. Anything to speed that learning process up a bit? Should be a no brainer at this point.
Precisely. Biyombo also actually hustles, and doesn't get tired after 5 minutes of play. Diop had his hands on his knees during an entire offensive possession looking like he was about to croak over and die.