While I like the drafting of Biyombo and have encouraged patience in this thread, I wonder how his future will be affected if Charlotte winds up with the first pick. Assuming Charlotte drafts Noel, it would seem that even a Biyombo that realizes his potential would be a tough fit. After all, the point of drafting Noel is to have a Tyson Chandler-esque defender who can single handedly guard the lane and cover for poorer perimeter defenders. In that case, one would think that the ideal power forward would be a Ryan Anderson or Kevin Love type of stretch four, or at the very least, someone who is a consistent scorer.
Personally, I am warming to the idea of taking Noel with the assumption that he plays little his rookie year, allowing Charlotte to grab another high pick in the loaded 2014 draft which could have a number of franchise caliber players. I suppose that under that circumstance, Biyombo would have plenty of playing time next year and hopefully show enough progression to generate real trade value. I guess without a huge leap in performance next year he could slot in as a long-term backup to Noel.