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Bismack Biyombo wanted badly to play for the Charlotte Bobcats this season — so much so that he will reach into his own pocket and pay much of his salary this season to a Spanish club. Biyombo was under contract to Fuenlabrada for the next two seasons and had a $1.5 million buyout. A number…
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Last week, it seemed as if Charlotte's rookie big man would be stuck in Spain for the season, but after a buyout was agreed upon, he may even get to play in Monday night's exhibition game.
Bismack Biyombo agreed to pay $1.5 million to end his contract with Spain's Fuenlabrada so he can play with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Biyombo, 19, used the buyout clause on the final two years of the deal so that he can prepare to play in the upcoming NBA season.
"Thank God it's over and I'm gonna play finally," Biyombo posted on his Twitter account. "Thanks...
Just last week it looked like Bismack Biyombo would not play in the NBA this season but that all changed when Biyombo and the Charlotte Bobcats decided to pay the 1.5 million buyout. Biyombo even paid money out of his own pocket to play in the NBA this season.
Biyombo was 7th overall pick in this year 2011 NBA draft. Biyombo, who is from the Congo was taken by the...
Bismack Biyombo was 7th overall pick in this year 2011 NBA draft. Biyombo, who is from the Congo was taken by the Sacramento Kings then he was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats.
Biyombo decided to start his young career by playing in Spain. He made his professional debut in the Spanish ACB League with Fuenlabrada against DKV Joventut on January 9, 2011.
There was always...
Bismack Biyombo is finally a free man.
And it only took Biyombo and the Charlotte Bobcats $1.5 million to buyout his contract from Spain’s Fuenlabrada.
The story -- initially reported by a number of media outlets in Spain -- brings to end an on-going saga that watched the 19-year old Biyombo go from the Congo to the seventh overall pick by Charlotte (via a trade with the Sacramento...
At long last, Bismack Biyombo’s dream of playing in the NBA has come true, but it’ll cost the 19-year old big fella a lot of money. Per the AP: “Forward Bismack Biyombo is free to join the Charlotte Bobcats after agreeing to pay the buyout clause to release him from his contract with Spanish club Fuenlabrada. Fuenlabrada said Monday that Biyombo had agreed to pay the $1.5...
The Charlotte Bobcats signed rookie forward Bismack Biyombo on Monday.
The Bobcats selected Bismack Biyombo with the 7th pick in the draft.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Forward Bismack Biyombo is free to join the Charlotte Bobcats after agreeing to pay a buyout clause to release him from his contract with Spanish club Fuenlabrada.
Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed rookie forward Bismack Biyombo. He was a first round draft pick, so his salary is according to rookie scale.
The seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Bobcats acquired Biyombo’s rights from the Sacramento Kings as part of three-team [...]
He wasn’t the best option in the league, but Kwame Brown gave the team a serviceable big man to play with. Had Bismack Biyombo been able to get out of his Spanish league contract, he would have likely logged some minutes there as well in order to ease the youngster to the NBA game.
Forward Bismack Biyombo is free to join the Charlotte Bobcats after agreeing to pay a buyout clause to release him from his contract with Spanish club Fuenlabrada.
He will not play in Monday night’s preseason opener against the Hawks because he hasn’t had a chance to practice with the team, coach Paul Silas said.
Silas said Biyombo [...]