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Bismack Biyombo | Center/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 255
College: None
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Bismack Biyombo did not score in 35 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday, adding a season-high 16 boards, two assists, one steal and four blocks.
The blocks were also a season high. He's done a terrific job on his weak-side help defense to go with 14.0 boards per game in his last three as a starter. Biyombo has scored just 5.7 points per game in his three starts starts and this was his first start with a block. He's really just a two-category player with added value this month. Standard league owners should be able to do better. Nov 28 - 9:57 PM

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Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said that Bismack Biyombo's ability to protect the rim is "off the charts."

"He set the tone for us defensively," Casey said after Wednesday's win over the Cavs. "Protecting the paint, talking, being physical, being a deterrent at the rim and that was big for us. That’s a good team. That team right there has got so many weapons." Biyombo double-doubled in the win with 11 points and 12 blocks, and with starting center Jonas Valanciunas (hand) out for six weeks he could have some nice low-end value going forward, especially when he starts racking up the blocks.
Nov 28 - 10:39 AM

Bismack Biyombo scored 11 points (4-of-5 FGs, 3-of-7 FTs) in another start at center for the Raptors on Wednesday, adding 12 rebounds without any blocks in 33 minutes.

The Cavs are allowing a league-low 10.6 rebounds to opposing centers this year, but they're without Timofey Mozgov and Biyombo took advantage to post his second double-double of the year. He should continue to start with Jonas Valanciunas (hand) out approximately six weeks, and is worth a look if you need a low-end source of boards and blocks.
Nov 25 - 11:14 PM

Bismack Biyombo hauled in 14 rebounds during his first game as a starter for the Raptors on Sunday, but he didn't bring much else to the stat sheet with just six points on 3-of-5 shooting, one turnover and zero blocks through 31 minutes.

Some blocks would have been nice, but this was an admirable performance from Biyombo who did his best to replace what the Raptors lost in Jonas Valanciunas (hand, out roughly six weeks). Bismack should see a nice boost in minutes going forward, and he’s worth a look in deep leagues for owners seeking some help in the shot blocking and rebounding categories.
Nov 22 - 6:16 PM

Bismack Biyombo will enter the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

The Raptors need Biyombo to compete with the Clippers' size, and after he slid into the starting lineup following Jonas Valanciunas' (broken hand) injury on Friday, this was the expected move. Biyombo isn't necessarily a must-add guy in standard leagues, but if you're in a deep league and looking for some help in the shot blocking and rebounding categories, he makes sense as a speculative add with Jonas set to miss at least the next six weeks of action.
Nov 22 - 2:13 PM

Bismack Biyombo started the second half on Friday against the Lakers, finishing with one point, four rebounds and one block.

Jonas Valanciunas broke his hand today, so Biyombo is in line for more minutes. As promising as that sounds, he's almost always a rarely used center on offense and the Raptors probably won't play him more than minutes in the high 20s. He's more of a 14-team guy or someone to look at if you really need blocks.
Nov 21 - 4:13 AM

Bismack Biyombo recorded 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes on Wednesday, earning his first double-double of the season.

Philly's frontcourt was shorthanded and Christian Wood was their only available backup big man, so it's no surprise that Biyombo had his way in the paint. This does nothing to improve his fantasy prospects.
Nov 11 - 10:41 PM

Coach Dwane Casey said Bismack Biyombo reminds him of Tyson Chandler.

"Even if he's saying the wrong thing, he's saying something, but he's really good from that point," Casey said. "He understands the defensive system, what we're trying to accomplish, where guys should be. Not only his position, but all the other positions too, which is very impressive." Having accepted his role as a rim protector, Biyombo will prove to be one of the sneakiest free agent pickups during his first season in Toronto.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oct 19 - 9:35 AM

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey praised Bismack Biyombo's ability to protect the rim.

"His protecting the rim is off the charts," Casey said of Biyombo. "I told him that we had Tyson Chandler in Dallas. We probably ran one play for him, the first play of the game for him, and that’s it. If you can master and be the MVP in that role, you’ll be a huge benefit to our program. You don’t have to expand your game." Biyombo averaged 1.5 blocks in just 19.4 minutes per game with the Hornets last season, and he could see a similar role in Toronto as the primary backup to Jonas Valanciunas. Biyombo is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Oct 4 - 10:33 AM

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri showered praised on Bismack Biyombo and said that he will continue to get better.

"You want guys who love the game and Bismack loves the game," Ujiri said. "He’s one of those guys that is a basketball junkie and I think he’s going to continue to get better and better. He’s trying to figure it out in many ways, what his role and his specialty can be in the NBA, but what he does well now is offensive rebounding. He’s elite, blocking shots, offensive rebounding he’s elite." Biyombo will have a fresh start in Toronto after being buried on the bench in Charlotte for most of last season, but he isn't likely to make a big impact in fantasy leagues while Jonas Valanciunas is healthy. On a side note, Biyombo has spent some time working out with Hakeem Olajuwon in Africa, so hopefully he picks up a few things from him.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 31 - 10:25 AM

The Raptors signed Bismack Biyombo to a multi-year deal on Saturday.

The Raptors had a strong summer after also adding Cory Joseph and DeMarre Carroll, and they now have a solid rim protector that they can bring off the bench behind Jonas Valanciunas. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey benched Valanciunas late in games on several occasions last season due to his inability to react on defense, so it will be interesting to see if Biyombo steals some additional minutes in the frontcourt. For now, Biyombo is only worth a look in deeper leagues as a blocks specialist.
Jul 18 - 9:10 AM

The Raptors signed Bismack Biyombo with their mini midlevel exception.

Toronto was able to agree to terms with both DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph with their cap space while adding Biyombo with the exception. A capable rim protector who averaged 1.8 blocks over 21 games as a starter (27 minutes/game), Biyombo should prove to be a shrewd signing for GM Masai Ujiri and Co.
Jul 6 - 8:59 AM

Bismack Biyombo has agreed to sign a two-year, $6 million deal with the Raptors.

It's a great value for the Raptors, as they now have a solid rim protector that they can bring off the bench behind Jonas Valanciunas. Biyombo never really made a significant impact in Charlotte, but he really stepped up and showed some nice flashes when Al Jefferson injured his knee towards the end of last season. Biyombo is still raw on offense which will limit his upside, but he can be viewed as a blocks specialist in deeper fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 4 - 1:40 PM

The Hornets will not tender a qualifying offer to Bismack Biyombo and he is now an unrestricted free agent.

The Hornets are really changing their team this summer. Noah Vonleh is with the Blazers, they added Nicolas Batum, and they think the world of Frank Kaminsky. Bismack actually came around on offense a bit last season, but that's not saying much because he was awful on that end before the 2014-15 season. Expect him to wind up on another team as a backup.
Jun 29 - 5:33 PM

General manager Rich Cho said he hasn't made a decision on a qualifying offer for Bismack Biyombo.

Usually, it's a no-brainer decision to extend a qualifying offer for anyone worthy of being on a roster. However, the Hornets now have guaranteed money on Al Jefferson, Spencer Hawes, Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams and Frank Kaminsky at their power forward and center spots. It's tough to figure out what they're doing.
Jun 26 - 4:04 PM

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