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There was a lot of hype going into this past season about Kemba Walker's arrival in Charlotte, and a lot of hype about the raw talent possessed by Bismack Biyombo, both of whom were Top 10 picks in the 2011 NBA draft.
With DJ Augustin approaching restricted free agency, and in most regards, not living up to his talents, Kemba was viewed as the point guard of the future for the Bobcats. His rookie season was a relative disappointment, as he was thrust into a much larger role than anyone had initially intended with injuries to DJ Augustin and Gerald Henderson, though Walker still put up decent numbers for an overworked rookie (12.1 PPG, 4.4 APG, 3.5 RPG).
Biyombo was a project pick from the beginning... a physical specimen the likes of which are impossible to overlook, and an already well-defined shot block ability (1.8 BPG in 23.1 MPG in 2011-12), Biyombo still had a ways to go on the offensive side of the ball, and after a shortened season in the NBA, still has quite a bit of work to do.
Walker has the drive, the work ethic, and the raw talent to be a strong, and possibly even a great point guard in the NBA. He must develop into a true point guard though, and create options for other players on the court instead of taking too many difficult shots or driving to the rim against superior interior defenses.
Biyombo will probably never be an elite scorer in the game, but his frame, wingspan, and all around athletic freakishness point towards him becoming a fierce postman in the game.
A recent B/R article here stated that Bismack could become what Serge Ibaka is to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Kemba can become the next Russell Westbrook. The Ibaka/Biyombo comparison is dead-on, and I believe that will eventually be the type of player we'll see out of Biyombo. I don't believe Walker will ever have the scoring prowess shown by Russell Westbrook however, and I think he must learn to be a pass first point guard, willing to create options for other scorers on the court, similar to Rajon Rondo.