2011 NBA Draft Results: Surprise -- Bismack Biyombo Was the Seventh Player Taken
Bismack Biyombo's measurements will mean many millions.
Much like the Workout Warriors of the NFL Scouting Combine, Bismack Biyombo's physical attributes seem to have been the main cause of his claiming the No. 7 pick in the 2011NBA Draft on Thursday night.
Biyombo owns a freakish wingspan of7'6.16” that was apparently too impressive for Charlotte to pass up, even despite the fact that some of the Congolese big man's European workouts were apparently hardly first-round worthy, let alone top-seven worthy, according to CBSSports.com.
His final round of workouts went better, however, according to The Sporting News.
Still, he was one of the biggest unknowns of the draft, a raw player who ascended tothe top of the draft quickly over the last month.
The Bobcats were apparently so in love with Biyombo, they felt pressured to trade up for him, trading away Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston and the No. 19 pick (Tobias Harris) for him, according to several sources.
Charlotte also got Corey Maggette from the Bobcats, while the Kings received the weakest, smallest haul, getting Milwaukee draft pick Jimmer Fredette, who could be very good, along with journeyman guard John Salmons from the Bucks.
Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all things related to the NBA Draft.
-- Casey Crowe
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