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Charlotte Hornets Gave Up on Bismack Biyombo Way Too Early

The Charlotte Hornets made a mistake when they declined to extend a qualifying offer to the young big man back in 2015 when they gave up on him way too early. Bismack Biyombo broke into the league after being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets back in 2011. The team used a high first round pick […] Charlotte Hornets Gave Up on Bismack Biyombo Way Too Early - Swarm and Sting - Swarm...
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3 days ago

The Orlando Magic have no idea what they want to be

In five seasons since the Dwight Howard trade, the Orlando Magic have struggled to establish any sort of identity while they floundered in the NBA’s basement. And after yet another failed front office move, it’s fair to wonder whether the club’s future is any brighter now than it was in 2012 — and whether it’s time to move on from the architect responsible for the franchise’s...
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5 days ago

NBA Atlantic Division Preview: Toronto Raptors

Projected Conference Finish: 4th Best Offseason Move: Jakob Poeltl was a fine pick I suppose. Worst Offseason Move: I’m fine with the loss of Bismack Biyombo. There was no reasonable way to keep him. What I don’t understand is using BOTH of their main offseason weapons, the No. 9 overall pick and mid-level exception, to replace him. If Jakob Poeltl is going to be a Biyombo replacement...
Via The Sports Post
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka: ‘I never asked to be traded’ from Oklahoma City

The prevailing narrative surrounding Serge Ibaka this summer seems to be one of a disgruntled big man who was bothered by a marginalized role and wanted out of Oklahoma City, either via trade or via free agency next summer. But Ibaka insists that this wasn’t the case. In a feature for Sports Illustrated on Tuesday, Ibaka opened up about his wild offseason and put to rest rumors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Bismack Biyombo Signs With Magic For $72M

Bismack Biyombo proved his value with the Toronto Raptors on a two-year, $10 million deal that contained a player option and he cashed in with the Orlando Magic on a four-year, $72 million deal. The Charlotte Hornets declined to extend a qualifying offer to Biyombo just a year ago and now he returns to the Southeast Division on an annual contract value of $18 million. Biyombo was...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Biyombo suspended without pay for first game of 2016-17

Per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, Toronto Raptors Center Bismack Biyombo has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2016-17 season after picking up his fourth flagrant foul in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Biyombo was issued his fourth flagrant foul of the playoffs, a flagrant-1, during the game on May 27 after he elbowed Cavaliers...
Via The Sports Daily
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Biyombo willing to take discount to stay in Toronto

With his shot-erasing, rebound-munching, rim-running ways this postseason, Raptors big man Bismack Biyombo has played himself into a nice payday for his impending unrestricted free agency in the summer. But as it turns out, Biyombo may be willing to leave it all on the table in order to come back to Toronto next season. On Monday, Biyombo said that he wants to return to the Raptors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bismack Biyombo opens up about growing up in DRC

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 45-minute to one-hour one-way treck. His parents and all the other men and women would wake up...
Via Sportsnaut
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo didn’t give Bismack Biyombo permission for finger wag

Bismack Biyombo has been dominating the glass and blocking shots the past couple games like Dikembe Mutombo used to do on the regular. He’s also adopted Mutombo’s finger wag after blocks and said he had Mutombo’s permission and blessing to use it. Bismack Biyombo on his 'big brother' Dikembe Mutombo, and getting permission to do the 'finger wag' #Raptors
Via Sportsnaut
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Bismack Biyombo’s emergence is a big problem for the Raptors in free agency

Before the Toronto Raptors took on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, Bismack Biyombo was simply a quality depth guy the Raptors had a borderline sure shot at bringing back. Not anymore. Biyombo has been the MVP for the Raptors in the ECF with Jonas Valanciunas injured, grabbing 26 and 14 rebounds over Toronto’s last two wins and seven total blocked shots...
Via The Sports Daily
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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