Charlotte Bobcats rookie Bismack Biyombo has major potential as a power forward, but I suspect he's not circumspect enough to be an NBA general manager.
Charlotte media's first interaction with Biyombo, the day after the Bobcats chose him seventh overall during June, was entertaining and enlightening. Someone asked a perfunctory question about new general manager Rich Cho's interest. Biyombo's animated reply made it sound like a manhunt.
"Everyone knows he was trying to move up to pick me," Biyombo said of Cho, who spent part of last season with the Portland Trail Blazers before joining the Bobcats front office.
"When I first met him, he was like, 'Wow, I'm in Portland wanting to move up now!' And then he has No. 9 (in Charlotte), so he says, 'We'll pick you up.'
"And then, after all my workouts, it's 'Nah-nah-nah-nah. You are not getting to nine!' So after that, they move up again."
The room burst in laughter, and Cho didn't seem to know whether to chuckle or grimace. It was this great peek behind the scenes, and totally spontaneous on Biyombo's part.