NBA Teams Prepare For The D.J. Mbenga Free Agency Sweepstakes In 2010

December 4th, 2009 by Chad Waylon Pouncy Leave a reply »
The 2010 NBA free agent class looks to be an historical one. With the contracts of, potentially, 10 NBA Hall of Fame players expiring, no free agent class has matched the estimated impact on the league.

LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh are all set to become unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2010, but one name is at the top of most teams' wish-lists. That name is Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, better known as D.J. Mbenga.

Looking at the scouting report on Mbenga, his ceiling is unbelievably high. With a 7'6" wingspan, the Zaire born player is considered incredibly long as well. Mbenga is a rare seven-foot-center who can run the floor.

Averaging 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 points and just under a block in nine minutes a game this season. Given full time minutes, Mbenga could be a double-double guy and a league leader in blocked shots.

One league source notes, "Simply put, this guy is a proven winner," referring to his role on the bench for the 2008-09 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers.

Mbenga showed intensity and unrivaled heart while riding the bench for the Dallas Mavericks. During the 2006 NBA Playoffs, Mbenga ran, w ...

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