There is no better place to shine for young players than the NBA playoffs. It wasn’t too long ago that Paul George introduced himself to the casual NBA fans by dunking on LeBron James in the playoffs. This year’s playoffs has given the opportunity to two young big men from each conference to emerge as dominant starters for their respective teams. Bismack Biyombo of the Raptors and Steven Adams of the Thunder have both stepped into their starting roles. The question now becomes going forward, would you rather have Biyombo or Adams?


Bismack Biyombo of the Raptors came into the playoffs averaging 5.5 points, 8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks a game. Similarly, Adams averaged 8.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks a game. However, both of these players have significantly stepped up their games when given the opportunity in the playoffs.

Adams has been a dominant center for the Thunder. He’s virtually been able to do what other teams haven’t just yet, stay on the floor as a big man. Draymond Green has virtually disappeared from the playoffs and even managed to find himself being baptized by Adams.

Biyombo on the other happened looked like he needed rebounds in order to breathe. He somehow managed to pull in 40 rebounds in two games versus the Cavaliers.

Both of these big men are tough, hungry, and active. But which would you rather have?

Steven Adams has the mustache, advantage Adams. Adams has also constantly proven to be one of the most pestering players in the League. He somehow always managed to draw technical fouls from players and is constantly improving. Biyombo, who is entering free agency this summer, seems to be a willing defender and rebounder. My one question is, does he have a desire to improve on offense? For now, I’d rather have Adams.

Who would you rather have? Let me know via @TPRx11 on twitter.