Bobcats Player Grades: Bismack Biyombo

Apr 26, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) dunks the ball during the second half against the New York Knicks. The New York Knicks defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 104-84 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

The worst season in NBA history is in the books, and it’s time to look at the players who made it all possible.

In the coming days I’ll take a look at every single Bobcats player (and I mean every single one), grade their season, and take a look into their future.

The other day I looked at D.J. Augustin’s (bland, but passable) season. Today, it’s Bismack Biyombo’s turn.

Offense: F

I know, I know. Biyombo was one of the rawest offensive players in the NBA. Still, it was hard to watch him when he got the ball for most of this season.

His offensive rating (points produced per 100 possessions) was a 92, he scored eight points per 36 minutes and, even though he didn’t get the charity stripe very often, he was a horrible free-throw shooter.

His go to move was the jump hook, which is a good sign of things to come. Most young post players don’t have that shot in their arsenal.

Defense: D+

No one on Charlotte’s roster was any good on defense, so Biyombo’s horrible defensive rating (107) was actually pretty good as far as Bobcats go.

He was also a great swat man, serving up 2.8 blocks per 36 minutes.

His one-on-one defense was the most disappointing aspect of his overall game, though. Opponents got solid positioning on him the majority of the time and it showed, because Charlotte almost always lost the points in the paint battle.

Miscellaneous: D

Biyombo only grabbed 14.5 percent of available rebounds while he was on the floor.

He didn’t turn the ball over much, but he was such a bad passer that his assist-to-turnover ratio was still in the red.

His player-efficiency-rating was just a hair over 10.

Overall: D-

The rookie had his ups and downs in 2012, but in his sophomore year Biyombo needs to get better.

Defensively he needs to learn to stay down on pump fakes and play within himself.

Offensively he needs to learn how to put the ball in the basket.

In a few years I think we’ll be looking at another Serge Ibaka when it comes to Biyombo.

Topics: Bismack Biyombo, Bobcats

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