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Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo
Position: F-C
Born: 08/28/92
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:229 lbs. / 103.9 kg.
Salary: $2,814,000
Bismack Biyombo’s mission each night for the Toronto Raptors is to crash the board — he’s averaging 8.2 rebounds a game this year. And on Wednesday night’s game on NBA TV against the Atlanta Hawks, he has a bit of motivation beyond the whole winning games, trying to beat out the Cavaliers for the top playoff seed and all of that: He’s using rebounds as a fundraiser for Eastern Congo. “It’s a way to give a lot of chances and opportunities to those kids that I didn’t get,” he said. “More than everything, it’s education … each and every time I grow back home (to the Democratic Republic of Congo) I go visit different areas, the education’s just so important … being able to give (kids) opportunity whether it’s going to be get a scholarship to go to school or get a new pair of shoes, it’s just giving them a chance to be in better situations.”
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This is also the year of the free agent on the Toronto sports landscape. Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion aren’t signed beyond this season. DeMar DeRozan and Dwane Casey aren’t signed beyond this season. And Biyombo, who has brought a defensive presence, a rebounding acumen, a toughness to a Raptors team in need of all that, won’t commit beyond this coming playoff season right now. “I’m going to make it very hard for him,” said Masai Ujiri, the Raptors general manager and a fellow African. “I’m going to try and do whatever I can to get it done. There are going to be other people who want this player. My job is to try and get it done.”
Storyline: Bismack Biyombo Free Agency