Bismack Biyombo RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Raptors' Biyombo says he wore secondhand sneakers until age 16

    The Score "As a Jordan Brand athlete, Bismack Biyombo has hundreds of new kicks at his disposal. However, the Toronto Raptors center revealed to Slam Magazine that it was not until after he left his native Democratic Republic of the Congo at the age of 16 that he received his first pair of new..." March 03

  • Raptors center Bismack Biyombo: Cavaliers believe we’re tougher than them

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James and James Jones called a players-only meeting after the Cavaliers’ loss to the Raptors on Wednesday. This is why. Toronto center Bismack Biyombo, via Chris Haynes of “The most important thing is that we played tough,” Bismack told “Cleveland is a..." November 28

  • Sources: Bismack Biyombo agrees to contract with Raptors

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent center Bismack Biyombo has agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Biyombo joins forward DeMarre Carroll as the second free agent to agree to a deal with the Raptors this week. Together, Biyombo and Carroll – who agreed to..." July 04

  • Can the Wolves sign Biyombo? Should they try?

    Canis Hoopus "Well. There certainly wasn't any time wasted in free agency this year. In the first day alone, 31 players signed contracts worth more than $1,000,000,000 !!!!! in total. (But remember, of course, the owners are broke%%%) Unfortunately the Timberwolves have basically no ability to participate in..." July 03

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sourcs: Charlotte has informed forward Bismack Biyombo that it won't tender a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Cho on whether Bismack Biyombo will get a qualifying offer: "We're still evaluating that."

  • Demonstrations of good will show Biyombo more than Hornets center

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Many may be caught a little off guard or surprised that a wealthy NBA player likes to hand out random acts of kindness. For the mother of Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, it's expected. She raised her son to be generous and think of those less fortunate than he, and Biyombo tries to..." March 09

  • Hornets' Biyombo, Williams out with injuries "The Charlotte Hornets released updates for center Bismack Biyombo and forward Marvin Williams, who both suffered injuries during Saturday's game against the New York Knicks. Biyombo has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. He will not participate in impact activities and will be..." January 26

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    BREAKING: Bobcats exercise options on Biyombo, Walker and Kidd-Gilchrist.

  • Bobcats’ Bismack Biyombo: ‘I’m here for a reason’

    Charlotte Observer "If third-year center Bismack Biyombo feels threatened by the Charlotte Bobcats adding big men Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller you wouldn’t know it from his approach. Biyombo started 80 of 82 games last season averaging 4.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. After the season the Bobcats used the fourth pick..." October 01

  • Charlotte Bobcats’ Bismack Biyombo makes slow, steady progress

    Charlotte Observer "He’s 20. In this microwave society, fans don’t want to hear that. But Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo is a kid. A very directed, driven kid, but a kid nonetheless. Sometimes coach Mike Dunlap reminds others of that. Sometimes he has to remind himself. Recently one of Dunlap’s..." March 27