Bismack Biyombo has proven what a tremendous rebounder he can be and will be for the Charlotte Bobcats in the future.
Biyombo had an impressive second pro season on the boards, but the problem and future worry is his shooting which is dreadful. He has evolved into a defensive role in the NBA, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea if he started working on his offense a little more. The Bobcats can’t really afford an inside player who can never make a basket.
Biyombo doesn’t have to score a lot of points for the Bobcats. If he could average around 10 or slightly lower, that would be helpful. The Bobcats need more points from wherever they can get it next season.
The Bobcats do need to play solid defense, and that’s where Biyombo comes in handy. His shooting deficiency, however, will also make it necessary to focus on having a post player, either from the draft, free agency or trade, that can score in the paint. Biyombo last season averaged 4.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 minutes a game while he shot 45.1 percent from the floor and 52.1 percent in free throws. But his last three games of the regular season were encouraging when he had point totals of 13, 10 and 8, and shot 13-of-20 for 65 percent from the floor. His rebounding remained strong with 11 boards in one game and nine in another.
If those last three games of the regular season can represent what Biyombo will do next season, the Bobcats might have something to look forward to offensively.