Orlando Sentinel: From what youâ€™ve seen of Mohamed Bamba already, what can he ultimately accomplish? Whatâ€™s his ceiling? Steve Clifford: Oh, he has a tremendous upside. The NBA now is so much about two-way players, versatility and positional size. And he has all of those things.
When you start watching him, this stands out right away: his size, length and agility. The rebounding part, the blocked-shot part â€” those are the things that strike you right away. But he also, to me, has a very good feel and instincts for the game naturally. He can read the defense. He can anticipate off the ball. I see someone who sees the game, and in this league, itâ€™s hard to win if you canâ€™t play a smart game. Heâ€™s going to play an intelligent, smart game, which in this league is paramount.