Charlotte Bobcats Need To Figure Out How To Use Bismack Biyombo

By John Raffel
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Bismack Biyombo is having modest success for the Charlotte Bobcats this season. But whether or not that is enough to keep him around in the NBA next season remains to be seen.

The Bobcats have been giving him some minutes. So it’s up to Biyombo in the remaining weeks of the regular season to make the best of the time he receives.

Right now, he’s at 4.4 points a game, but his rebounding average of nearly seven per outing is encouraging. Biyombo was the starting center against the Toronto Raptors, and he saw 22 minutes of action, shooting 1-of-3 from the floor, adding five rebounds and two steals.

He’s shooting 43 percent from the floor and 53 percent from the free throw line, and needs to improve in both areas, especially free throws. His rebounding is sufficient, although the Bobcats would probably like to see him go into double digits occasionally. He is doing some shot-blocking and handles the ball relatively well.

In the remaining weeks of the season, Biyombo needs to pick up all aspects of his game and make him attractive enough for the Bobcats to keep around for another season. Another team might figure it’s worth taking a chance on him as well. The rest is up to Biyombo. It doesn’t appear he’ll ever be a dominant player, but he can be a valuable role player, and many NBA teams are in the market for one of those.

Biyombo definitely has a future in the NBA, and the Bobcats need to decide if it’s with them.

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