No. Balkman is not similar to Birdman in any way.
According from what I've read at Nuggets forums, most fans there are ready to ship him for a pick. Their reasoning is that he is biting a lot in head fakes which leads in failed blocks and easy baskets for the opposition. Of course, as we already know a lot of people on team forums tend to downplay on several players on their team's rosters and are ready to deal them for a bag full of chips (like some people here used to do with Danny and still do with DC).
Personally, I've always liked Chris Andersen (he is not called Anderson, guys) as a player. I'd be glad if he was to become a Pacer. That said he is contract is not that good. If we were to send a 2nd round pick for him though it could be nice.