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Bismack Biyombo is not subtle.


These are two consecutive answers from an interview with Biyombo on Think Biyombo has an idea where he's headed? Grantland: Who are your favorite players? Biyombo: Hakeem Olajuwon, this is my favorite player. But there are two others I idolize in the way they play the game. Kevin Garnett — I like the way he wants to win every game. Every time he's on the floor, he plays intense and plays hard. When he's not on the floor, you can see the team missing him. On the other hand is Kevin Love. Some of the time people say, "You're crazy man. Why you're taking about Kevin Love? The reason why I say Kevin Love is that I love him, I love the way he plays the game. He's smart; he knows where to be to get the rebound. He's the best guy at grabbing the rebound over anyone. Watching him, that makes me learn something. At the end of the day, I'm never gonna be Kevin Love, I'm never gonna be Kevin Garnett, and also I'm never gonna be Hakeem Olajuwon. At the end of the day, I'm just gonna be me. Which means, I'm just gonna take some things from each of them, and that's gonna make me a little better. Grantland: Let's talk about some of your interests off the court. What do you like to do when you're not playing basketball? Biyombo: It takes me time to learn a language, so I take all my free time now to work on Spanish. I watch Spanish movies, I read Spanish books, and I do language exercises. During the season, if I'm not practicing basketball, I'm practicing Spanish.

When do standings matter?


If you want to be sunny-side up optimistic, it is still possible to reach 89 wins. There's even historical precedent!

"Buy-Low" Free Agents, part 4: Bench Players

A quick look at some options to fill out the MN Twins bench as we wait to hear about Pavano.

Twins sign Dominican prospect Pimentel


He plays SS, and has wide shoulders, according to mlbtraderumors.

"Buy-Low" Free Agents, part 3: Right Handed Bats

A look at 5 buy low free agent targets to strengthen the right handed portion of the Twins' lineup.

"Buy-Low" Free Agents, part 2: Relief Pitchers

Read Part 1: Starting Pitchers Part 2: Relief pitchers - The relief pitcher market in particular seems to be hard to handicap for a variety of reasons. One is sheer numbers: there are upwards...


"Buy-Low" free agents, part 1: Starting Pitchers

Even though their payroll increased greatly in 2010, in some ways the Twins continue to act like a small market club. Last off-season was a great example. Along with the trade for Carl...

Liriano is the Ace You're Looking For

Think Liriano isn't an ace? Think again.

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