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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Is Bismack Biyombo A Good Fit For The Wizards?

The guys over at SB Nation just came out with their first edition of the post-lottery 2011 NBA Draft, and they have the Wizards looking for some help in the front court with a relatively unknown prospect who has risen up the board like a rocket in the past few months. They have them taking Bismack Biyombo from the Congo with the sixth overall pick. Here is their rationale.

The Wizards have their shotblocking interior presence (JaVale McGee), but Biyombo, the top shotblocker in the Spanish league per DraftExpress, is another level of prospect. Given the franchise's lack of faith (or is that wishful thinking?) in Andray Blatche, power forward could be a spot they look to address despite a gaping hole behind Rashard Lewis at small forward and a couple of solid PF prospects in the pipeline (Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin).

Power forward isn't a very big need for the Wizards, but he might have too much potential to pass up on if the other players the Wizards are targeting are already off the board when they pick. Biyombo broke onto the scene at the Nike Hoops Summit when he recorded a triple double with points, rebounds and blocks. But not only do they not really need a power forward, but his skill set (and by skills I mean not really skills but more athleticism and defense) is pretty redundant with JaVale McGee.