MILWAUKEE – With the Charlotte Bobcats deciding whether to exercise the option for the 2014-15 season on his rookie scale contract, Bismack Biyombo isn’t worrying about the organization’s choice. The Bobcats must decide by Oct. 31.
“I’m happy with the team here,” Biyombo told RealGM. “If I have to stay, I will, but you just don’t know. I’m thankful for the season. I don’t even think about it – I just do my job and let it take care of itself. I got to play hard and play just like any other season.”
Biyombo stepped into the Bobcats’ starting center spot in place of Al Jefferson on Saturday night against the Bucks, grabbing 21 rebounds, scoring nine points and blocking two shots in 37 minutes. Steve Clifford is adamant that the third-year center has a viable role on the roster, with his size, rebounding and defense.
Jefferson will remain in a walking boot over the next several days, and he will then be re-evaluated and begin rehabilitation on his sprained right ankle.
“I’m ready for the starting role if it’s the season or preseason,” Biyombo said. “It’s more of a challenge to me, a challenge to the team as well. We have to step up. Al is a very good player for us, scoring in the post, so we have to step up.”