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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.” RealGM

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Though Haywood would have been third on the depth chart at center, behind Al Jefferson and Bismack Biyombo, this is still a blow because capable centers are so hard to find. “First of all, on a personal level, I’ve seen how hard he’s worked all summer to keep his body in shape so he had the best chance possible to be ready for the regular season,’’ said coach Steve Clifford. “Everything was done with a good schedule. You feel for him. “From a team standpoint, it’s a hit. He’s our biggest guy, he’s our best basket protector. When he got on the floor the day that he got hurt, he was moving well.” Charlotte Observer

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You know who understands that? Biyombo. I spoke with him at Tuesday-morning shootaround about his minutes and role. Last season he was a starter as a rookie. This season he’s a reserve. Rather than complain, he takes this as a challenge. “I’ve got to get my game to the level it’s supposed to be,’’ Biyombo said. What must improve? “Everything – try to help the team as much as I can in the time coach is giving me,’’ Biyombo replied. “What I do is rebound and block shots. We’re trying to add little things.’’ Charlotte Observer

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Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has exercised the third-year options on forward Bismack Biyombo and guard Kemba Walker. Biyombo was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and his rights were acquired by the Bobcats from Sacramento in a three-team trade that also included Milwaukee. Biyombo appeared in 63 games with 41 starts as a rookie, averaging 5.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 23.1 minutes. He also led the team in rebounds and blocks last season. In seven preseason games this season, Biyombo has averaged 3.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. NBA.com

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Chris Littman: Didn't fit in my Kemba Walker story but here he is on Biyombo: "Me and Biz work out together a lot. That's chemistry that has to happen." Twitter

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Silas has expressed concern that Biyombo should move to power forward because he might not be big enough to hold up defending a steady diet of NBA centers. The 6-9, 245-pound Biyombo – toughest guy on this team – disagrees: “I’m a fighter, I like to fight. I prefer to be a center.” Charlotte Observer

February 6, 2012 Updates

You're averaging 12.7 minutes per game. Another player who came to the NBA after playing in Spain, Serge Ibaka, played 18.1. Do you expect to play more after the All-Star break? Bismack Biyombo: Well, you know, when you arrive in the NBA, you expect to play a lot of minutes. I think I can help the team, but you can't control what the coach decides. He is the boss and he tells you when to play and when to stay in the bench. What I can control is improving my game every day. We can't be all day saying 'Well, the coach doesn't give me minutes,' things like that. That's an excuse. There's been some games when he had confidence in me, like the double-double I had against Orlando. I have a lot of confidence in me so good things will come. The little time that the coach gives me I have to work hard. HoopsHype

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