Bismack Biyombo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Biyombo thanks Toronto and the Raptors organization in Instagram note

    Raptors HQ "We're all dealing with the departure of Bismack Biyombo in our own way. You might be upset about it, or have the insane view that Toronto should have done more to keep him, or just feel sad about it. Me personally, I'm listening to breakup songs and staring out rain-soaked windows. Yeah, what of..." July 06

  • Bismack Biyombo Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Magic

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have agreed upon a four-year deal with Bismack Biyombo. Biyombo emerged with the Toronto Raptors this past season after agreeing upon a two-year, $10 million contract in 2015 that included a player option." July 02

  • Should the Lakers pursue Bismack Biyombo?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers LinkedIn, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. The Lakers desperately need a center, so..." June 28

  • Report: Biyombo to be patient with Raptors as they try to re-sign him

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors have an intriguing summer ahead. Even with the cap jumping to an unprecedented $94 million, the Raptors - with extensions set to kick in for Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross - are going to be virtually capped out if and when they re-sign DeMar DeRozan. That leaves the..." June 26

  • It’s official: As expected Bismack Biyombo opts out with Raptors

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bismack Biyombo has said would like to stay with the Toronto Raptors next season. What he wants more than that is to get paid. Which is why, as was long expected, he opted out of his $3 million deal with the Raptors — because he will make more than five times that on the open market next..." June 07

  • Biyombo to be suspended without pay for 1st game of 2016-17

    Today's Fastbreak "Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports that the Toronto Raptors’ Bismack Biyombo will be suspended for the first game of the 2016-17 season. Biyombo committed a flagrant foul in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which put him over the flagrant foul point limit for the postseason. Since..." June 02

  • Potential Bulls free agency targets: Bismack Biyombo, Ian Mahinmi

    Blog-A-Bull "The Chicago Bulls' defense took a step back last year and was one of the league's worst the second half of this season. The absence of Joakim Noah played a factor in that, as Pau Gasol got worse and worse on that end as the year went on and the other bigs weren't capable of anchoring a..." June 01

  • Raptors’ Biyombo expects to be back, says he’ll take hometown discount

    Sportsnet "After DeMar DeRozan’s impending free agency, the biggest question Masai Ujiri faces this summer is whether or not he’ll be able to re-sign Bismack Biyombo. The 23 year-old centre was a pleasant surprise for the Raptors this season, greatly out-performing his $3 million contract and particularly..." May 31

  • Bismack Biyombo opens up about growing up in DRC

    Sportsnaut "The story of Bismack Biyombo is nothing if not inspirational. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), he knew extreme poverty to a scale in which most Americans cannot begin to fathom. Walking to school with his younger brothers and sister, they were without shoes for the..." May 29

  • Bismack Biyombo wants to re-sign with Raptors, but it'll be tough for Toronto

    CBS Sports "Last summer, the Charlotte Hornets decided not to pick up the fourth-year option on Bismack Biyombo's rookie contract. For most players, this is a slap in the face. The center, drafted. No. 7 overall in 2011, chose to look at it as a new beginning. He signed a two-year contract with the Toronto..." May 29

  • Biyombo would like to be back with Raptors: 'I love it here'

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors' postseason run to the Eastern Conference finals was kind to center Bismack Biyombo, whose elevated play undoubtedly boosted his value on the open market. The 23-year-old will reportedly decline his $2.9-million player option and become an unrestricted free agent on July..." May 28

  • Raptors centre Biyombo will become unrestricted free agent

    Sportsnet "Toronto Raptors centre Bismack Biyombo will decline the $2.9 million player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting. As a free agent, Biyombo’s asking price will begin at $15 million per season, Stein is also reporting. " May 28

  • Raptors' Bismack Biyombo faces suspension for flagrant foul limit

    ESPN "Raptors center Bismack Biyombo was handed a flagrant foul 1 after official review Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals for elbowing Cavaliers forward Kevin Love in the face on a rebound clear-out attempt. Biyombo now faces a one-game suspension for exceeding the postseason..." May 28

  • Bismack Biyombo has NBA execs talking $17 million a year — but not max, yet

    Sporting News "No, Bismack Biyombo’s postseason surge won’t be enough to push him to a full max-contract when he opts out of his current deal this summer—probably not, at least. But he’s certainly made the prospect of re-signing him a difficult one for the Raptors, and has earned himself a sizable..." May 26

  • Bismack Biyombo took the scenic route to an NBA Playoffs breakout

    SB Nation "When the Toronto Raptors signed Bismack Biyombo to a modest two-year, $5.75 million deal last summer, they had no idea how important this seemingly minor move would become. Once a cast-off from the Charlotte Hornets, the 23-year-old Biyombo has turned into a savior filling in for the injured Jonas..." May 24

  • Dikembe Mutombo wags his finger at Bismack Biyombo for stealing his move

    CBS Sports "Bismack Biyombo wagging his finger after he blocks a shot has become a familiar sight this postseason. Biyombo's celebratory move is an ode to Dikembe Mutombo, who like the Raptors center, is from the Congo and invented the finger wag in the first place. There is just one problem..." May 24

  • BiyombNO! Bismack playing his way into big money…

    Celtics Hub "Boy, is Bismack Biyombo fun to watch! His joyful exuberance coupled with massive basketball-related limitations make him the third most important reason to watch the Cavs/Raps series (Reason 1: Kyle Lowry back from the dead! Reason 2: Inefficient hero-ball from Kyrie Irving and Lebron getting..." May 24

  • Biyombo sets Raptors franchise record with 26 rebounds in Game 3

    The Score "Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo gobbled up rebounds left, right, and center in a 99-84 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 on Saturday. In 39 minutes of action, Biyombo scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, while also blocking four shots. His biggest impact came on the..." May 22

  • Tyronn Lue responds to Bismack Biyombo’s finger-wagging

    Larry Brown Sports "Raptors center Bismack Biyombo dominated the Cavs on the interior in Toronto’s 99-84 Game 3 victory over Cleveland Saturday, pulling down a franchise-best 26 rebounds while recording four blocked shots. For Biyombo, who has been known to engage in some Dikembe Mutombo-style finger-waving from time..." May 22

  • Mutombo gave Biyombo permission to use his finger wag

    The Score "It's now a signature move for Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo to dish a complimentary finger wag along with every blocked shot, but it wasn't always that way. Biyombo first had to get permission from the father of the finger wag: Dikembe Mutombo. "I got the licence from Mutombo (to..." May 22

  • Bismack Biyombo not afraid of LeBron James, only lions

    The Sports Daily "What is Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo afraid of? Not LeBron James, that’s for sure. “No I’m not and I will never be. I’m never afraid of human beings,” Biyombo told reporters Thursday when asked if he was afraid of James. “I always joke with Kyle [Lowry], I’m afraid of..." May 19

  • Raptors’ Bismack Biyombo given after-the-fact Flagrant 2 for elbow to Pacers’ Turner, no suspension

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bismack Biyombo is going to be key for Toronto in their second round series against Miami. The Raptors will need his rim protection when Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade start to drive. Which is why the Raptors are lucky he did not get suspended for this blow from Game 7 vs. the Pacers (watch..." May 03

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