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Rookie Biyombo agrees to buyout, will join Cats

Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:25 am
 
By Matt Moore

The AP reports that Charlotte Bobcats forward Bismack Biyombo has agreed to a buyout with his Spanish team Fuenlabrada for $1.5 million, clearing the way for the 19-year-old to join the NBA this season. There had been concerns that Biyombo would not be able to get out of his contract with the club and would have to wait another season. 

The Bobcats desperately need Biyombo after center Kwame Brown signed with the Warriors in free agency. The Cats had been considering starting Boris Diaw at center, which they may still with Biyombo trying to catch up. Biyombo's size is vital for the Bobcats. Before the draft, fellow prospects had joked at Biyombo's freakish length,  which allowed him to nearly touch his knees... standing upright. 

Along with Kemba Walker, the Bobcats have a legitimate youth movement now with Biyombo and Gerald Henderson for the first time in nearly a decade, since the franchise's inception. There are concerns regarding Biyombo's ability to adapt to the NBA game given his raw offensive repertoire, but his defensive instincts should translate just fine. 

The Bobcats got their man, now they just need to mold him into a legitimate force. 
Comments

Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Rookie Biyombo agrees to buyout, will join Cats

Thabeet played well in Houston's first preseason game against the spurs. Rookies have a good opportunity this year because of the shortenened season and amount of games that need to be squeezed in, but usually I believe Rookies should be playing in the D- League to develop and then if they look good enough come up for the second half if your team is out of contention or just spend a full year playing in the D- League.  Only picks in the top ten or 15 should be on an NBA roster but still a little time in the D- League keeps these guys grounded.



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Rookie Biyombo agrees to buyout, will join Cats

Defense should translate right away huh?  I seem to remember hearing that about Thabeet when Memphis drafted him and where is he now?  That dude is barely in the league and he played top tier college ball.  Good luck Biyombo!!



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Rookie Biyombo agrees to buyout, will join Cats

Biyombo gonna waltz right in and make a difference at the 5 spot! Right! Good luck with that. I suggest MAYBE in his 3rd NBA season that would happen. All I see right now is a rook who is going to get a bunch of foul calls coming his way....



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Rookie Biyombo agrees to buyout, will join Cats

Nobody beats The Biz in the House of Biyombo!


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Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:08 am
 

Rookie Biyombo agrees to buyout, will join Cats

COME ON MAN



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:40 am
 

Rookie Biyombo agrees to buyout, will join Cats

still am not a huge fan of this draft pick (at the time i wanted Brandon Knight), but hopefully he can make me change my mind on him.


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