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Bismack Biyombo | Center | #8

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 255
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (7) / SAC
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Bismack Biyombo will be suspended for the 2016-17 season opener.
The league upheld his flagrant foul on Kevin Love in Game 6, meaning he accumulated enough flagrant foul points to warrant a suspension. Biyombo is set to hit free agency this summer, and while he has said that he would like to return to Toronto, they may not be able to compete with opposing offers as some teams are reportedly willing to give him at least $15 million per year. Jun 3 - 12:05 PM
Source: NBA.com

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Bismack Biyombo is reportedly open to taking a hometown discount to re-sign with the Raptors.

Bismack told Andrew Walker of Sportsnet 590 that he wants to be back with the Raptors and is willing to take a hometown discount in order to do so. Biyombo will likely receive some hefty offers after a strong postseason showing, so he could have a tough decision to make if Toronto won't match. Where Biyombo signs will have a big impact on his fantasy value, but the arrow is pointing up for the 24-year-old in 2016-17.
May 31 - 11:03 AM

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri hinted that re-signing Bismack Biyombo could be a difficult proposition.

"We want to bring them back," Ujiri said of Biyombo and DeMar DeRozan. "Sometimes those things are difficult or challenging." While the Raptors have a very strong chance to re-sign DeRozan, retaining Biyombo—who broke out on a national stage in the playoffs and should receive offers in free agency upwards of $10 million annually—could prove to be quite the task.
May 30 - 11:31 AM

Bismack Biyombo said that he doesn't necessarily need to land a starting job this summer.

"It’s not as big as it sounds, really," Biyombo said. "I just want to win and obviously here the opportunity that was given to me was to win. For me it’s about winning. Starting or not starting, it doesn’t matter. I know I can start but with that being said it’s not the most important thing to me." Biyombo will opt out of his $2.94 million player option and become a free agent this summer, but it sounds like he's very open to the idea of returning to Toronto. He would be stuck behind Jonas Valanciunas in that case, so a move away from Toronto would be much better for his fantasy value.
May 29 - 10:42 AM

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Bismack Biyombo will decline his $2.9 million player option for the 2016-17 season.

This will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Biyombo's stock has grown significantly during the postseason and Stein is hearing that he will make at least $15 million per year. The Raptors will likely offer DeMar DeRozan a max deal this summer, so this would mean that they won't be able to retain Biyombo and it's also worth noting that they already have Jonas Valanciunas under contract for several more years. If Biyombo lands a starting job this summer, his fantasy value would get a significant boost.
May 28 - 9:31 AM

Bismack Biyombo scored four points with nine rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

On top of being eliminated, Biyombo will be suspended to start next season for his elbow to Kevin Love. The contact was very hard and clear, so it almost certainly won't be rescinded. Perhaps no player made more money for this offseason than Biyombo in these playoffs with teams likely looking to give him a huge, multi-year deal. If he gets a starting job, the 23-year-old will have some fantasy appeal.
May 27 - 11:22 PM

Bismack Biyombo could make up to $17 million per year as an unrestricted free agent this summer, according to an unnamed general manager.

While Biyombo may not fetch a max contract, his play in the Eastern Conference Finals has him poised for a huge pay day as an unrestricted free agent this summer. "For someone like [Biyombo], I think when you look at a guy like Tyson Chandler and what he got from Phoenix last summer [four years, $52 million], that’s where you start for a contract," one Eastern Conference GM told Sporting News. "But you factor in the cap spike and it’s probably going to be high, I’d say, $16-17 million. It’ll be a heck of a $17 million-per-year gamble." While Biyombo can be an inconsistent player, he is still just 23 years old and will be an interesting fantasy target if he lands in a starting role in 2016-17.
May 26 - 10:20 AM

Bismack Biyombo started Game 5 but posted only seven points, four boards and one block in 21 minutes during Toronto's 38-point road loss.

In the wake of tonight's drubbing in Cleveland, it will be interesting to see if Dwane Casey opts to start Biyombo over Jonas Valanciunas for Game 6. Tonight's struggles come in the wake of a terrific stretch for Biyombo, who has raised his stock significantly. An unnamed Eastern Conference GM, citing the upcoming salary-cap increase, even suggested that Biyombo will be offered around $17 million per year as a free agent this summer. Considering the Raptors' long-term investment in Jonas Valanciunas, it could be very hard for them to retain Biyombo.
May 25 - 11:24 PM

Bismack Biyombo will start Game 5 on Wednesday despite the return of Jonas Valanciunas (ankle).

"[Jonas Valanciunas] is our starting center but we've got to respect what Bismack is doing on the court," said Dwane Casey. Biyombo is averaging 6.8 points on 61.1 percent shooting, 12.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in four Conference finals games vs. Cleveland, though his minutes are likely to come down with Valanciunas in the rotation.
May 25 - 7:58 PM

The Raptors could struggle to retain Bismack Biyombo as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Toronto signed Biyombo for cheap this past offseason, but with how well Biyombo has played during this postseason he's most assuredly earned himself a massive payday when he decides to opt out of his contract this summer. Biyombo will likely be able to secure a $10-15 million deal as a free agent, so the Raptors will need to move around some pieces if they hope to retain him. From a fantasy perspective, a move away from Toronto into a starting role elsewhere would put Biz firmly on the standard league radar.
Source: Toronto Sun
May 25 - 10:34 AM

Bismack Biyombo was terrific yet again during a win over the Cavs on Monday, finishing with five points, 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 42 minutes.

His motor was out of control with some very good perimeter defense while he was still able to grab 11 defensive rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) didn't play in this game, but he might have a better chance on Wednesday. If the Raptors can continue to use him like this, Biyombo might be too valuable to lose any minutes to JV. Biyombo has made himself some serious money in the past two games.
May 23 - 11:57 PM

Dwane Casey, who was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials, said that Bismack Biyombo is not getting any foul calls vs. the Cavaliers.

"[Biyombo] is not getting the calls," Casey said. "We shoot zero free throws in the fourth quarter. Zero. He's getting hit. There's one play where they almost have a brawl. He gets killed on that play. I don't know if he's getting hit because of how physical and tough he is, but he's getting cracked. To his credit, I thought he was going to lose his head when he got the technical foul, but he kept playing." All eyes will be on Biyombo in Game 4 following a historic Game 3 performance with Jonas Valacniunas (ankle, doubtful) still expected to be on the shelf.
Source: ESPN
May 23 - 9:11 AM

Bismack Biyombo grabbed a playoff franchise-record 26 boards against the Cavs on Saturday, adding seven points, one assist and four blocks in 39 minutes.

He was awesome. Biyombo grabbed 20 boards without even recording a single point to start the game. He was also a major factor in protecting the paint with the Cavs only scoring 20 in the paint during this game -- the Cavs had at least 50 paint points in each of the last two. Biyombo also had some improved perimeter defense and even guarded LeBron James at times. Coach Dwane Casey said Biyombo was the spirit of the team and said he hit on almost every rebound and putback. According to SportVU, Biz grabbed 26 of his 27 rebound chances. It was arguably the best performance from a center in these playoffs.
May 21 - 11:43 PM

Bismack Biyombo scored 12 points with four rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes vs. the Cavs in Game 1 on Tuesday.

The minutes were nice and Biyombo also hit all five of his shots from the field. It sounds like Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) will miss at least one more game, so Biyombo should get another start in Game 2 on Thursday. Since J-Val went down, Biyombo has averaged 11.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over his last five games.
May 17 - 11:50 PM

Bismack Biyombo played a key role in the Raptors' 116-89 win over the Heat on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with 16 boards, one assist and two blocks over 41 minutes.

Biyombo took full advantage of Miami's small ball lineups, and he was an absolute beast on the glass providing Toronto with a ton of second chance opportunities. Jonas Valanciunas is reportedly still a ways off in his recovery from the ankle injury, so it sounds like Biyombo is going to be Toronto's starting center for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. There really isn't anyone on the roster that can take away minutes from Biyombo, so he'll be a solid DFS play for however long JV is out.
May 15 - 6:46 PM