Originally Posted by oneironaught
Fair enough. But Jonas is a gamble in his own right. Kanter has offensive upside, and Biyombo has defensive upside. Jonas's potential on either end doesn't match Kanter's or Biyombo's.
And from what I've seen, Biyombo isn't hopeless on O. I've seen him knock down the odd jimmy and put the ball on the deck with either hand and finish strong with either hand. Most downplay his offense just because he's compared to Big Ben. And yes, some expect him to go before Jonas.
SLAM ONLINE | Mock: Bismack Biyombo, No. 5
i'm on the biyombo train for exactly the reasons in that article. he's the only guy in the range of possible raps picks that really wows me when i watch him play (in the limited viewings we've had of him). if he can translate that defence to the nba he's exactly what we are desperate for. it's a big if, but it's a game-changer for us if it pans out.