Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 2 months ago

Biyombo signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Raptors on Saturday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Following the acquisitions of Spencer Hawes and Fran Kaminsky last month, the Hornets opted not to extend a qualifying offer to Biyombo, making him an unrestricted free agent. Upon joining his new squad, Biyombo will serve as Jonas Valanciunas' primary backup at center and froncourt depth in general. In 64 contests last season, Biyombo average 4.8 points (on 54 percent shooting), 6.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 19 minutes.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 2 months ago

Biyombo will head into free agency after the Hornets failed to extend a qualifying offer Monday, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Biyombo averaged 19 minutes on the court during his 64 appearances last season but the Hornets acquired Spencer Hawes and rookie Frank Kaminsky this offseason, leaving little room for Biyombo when considering that Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller will likely begin the season as starters. Regardless of where Biyombo ends up, he'll likely have a role off the bench and should struggle for relevancy in standard leagues this upcoming season.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 2 months ago

Biyombo had a decent run as a starter when Al Jefferson went down, but with the recent acquisitions of Frank Kaminsky and Spencer Hawes, and Al Jefferson opting in to the final year of his contract, his opportunities for minutes may be limited.

Biyombo averaged 1.5 blocks per game last season, but that's his only real fantasy strength, and his lack of offensive game limits his court time. Biyombo will be reduced to a defensive specialist role most likely with the recent moves and can be ignored in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 3 months ago

Biyombo was limited in his appearances on the floor in his fourth NBA season, but showed signs of promise when opportunities presented themselves. Despite playing the majority of the season as Al Jefferson's backup, Biyombo put together averages of 4.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 64 games played. A variety of injuries left Biyombo out of 18 games this season, but none were ever serious enough to keep him out for an extended amount of time or have lasting impacts on his future.

Biyombo is still working to refine his offensive game, which is hardly existent at this point, but defensively, Biyombo is proving to be one of the better shot blockers in the league. While his season average of 1.5 blocks per game may not jump off the paper, he did manage to record three-plus blocks in 12 games this year with a season-high of six back in November. Biyombo also proved to be an effective rebounder, posting 10-plus rebounds in 14 games this season. Biyombo was at his most effective when Jefferson was out of the lineup. In the 21 games where Jefferson was either out or coming off the bench because of injuries, Biyombo was in the starting lineup and put together averages of 6.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over 27 minutes. For Biyombo, unless the Hornets decided to extend him his qualifying offer of roughly $5.5 million, he will enter this offseason as a restricted free agent. Should Charlotte take him back, he will likely serve yet again as Jefferson's backup, as he still has not proven himself to be consistent enough to be a starting center in this league. If he wishes to prove that, a more refined offensive game must be had.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Biyombo just missed a double-double in 30 minutes Monday against the Rockets as he scored nine points (3-4 FG, 3-6 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

Biyombo is a blocking machine as he has not only recorded at least one block in each of his last 11 games, but he had at least three blocks in seven of those games. He's not going to provide a lot on the offensive end, but his rebounding and defensive contributions should not be ignored.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Biyombo was limited to five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 FT) and four rebounds in 29 minutes as a starter in the blowout loss to the Pistons on Sunday.

Biyombo has been a reliable rebound/block option of late, but was taken out by foul trouble against Detroit. As long as Al Jefferson (knee) remains out, the fourth-year center remains a decent fantasy option.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Biyombo posted one point, 11 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 31 minutes of action Friday against the Hawks.

Biyombo is averaging 7.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks over the last five games. He's been posting strong enough numbers to be owned in standard leagues, thanks to his block production.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Biyombo started Tuesday's loss to the Heat, playing 41 minutes and picking up a double-double with 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, four blocks and two steals.

Biyombo got the start with Al Jefferson (knee) and Cody Zeller (shoulder) both out and took full advantage of the situation. In four games in April, Biyombo is averaging 10 rebounds, three blocks and 9.8 points per game.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Biyombo (nose) will start Tuesday's game against the Heat, Bleacher Report reports.

Biyombo has been fitted for a mask to protect his broken nose, but it will not be ready until Wednesday, so he will play without the mask Tuesday. With Al Jefferson (knee) out until Friday at the earliest and Cody Zeller (shoulder) out indefinitely, Biyombo is the Hornets' only true option at center. Unless he gets hit in the nose, Biyombo should play a lot of minutes Tuesday.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C TOR 5 months ago

Biyombo (nose) will play Tuesday against the Heat.

Biyombo will be available Tuesday despite breaking his nose in Charlotte's last game Saturday. Biyombo has averaged 9.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks over 26 minutes per game through three contests this month.