Bismack Biyombo is a sort of unknown in terms of the NBA. Since being drafted 7th overall by the Sacramento Kings and being traded immediately to the Charlotte Bobcats, Biyombo hasn’t made much of an impact liked many would have hoped for in his first two years of NBA play. Over the course of two years, Biyombo has averaged 5.0 ppg, 0.4 apg, 6.6 rpg, and most notably 1.8 blkpg.
Biyombo has become a one trick pony of sorts. With his size and length, he has become a lethal blocker and average rebounder, but that is about it. Biyombo averaged a 4 percent field goal percentage during last season. If the Bobcats are going to give him more playing time, his efficiency around the rim must increase. If Biyombo could raise his field goal percentage for the season above 50 percent, he would not only see his ppg average increase, but also his rpg would increase, due to his proximity near the rim.
Biyombo has shown flashes of brilliance, especially during international play. During the Nike Summit of 2011, Biyomb, playing for World Select Team, put up a triple double (12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks) against USA Select Team. Biyombo was the first player to record a triple double at the summit.
With the acquisition of Al Jefferson by the Bobcats, Biyombo will find it difficult to find solid minutes unless he proves himself right from the beginning of the regular season. With youth and athleticism on his side, Biyombo has plenty of time to grow into a starting center.
Jared Doyle is a Miami Heat writer for RantSports.com.
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