Bismack Biyombo Rumors

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Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo
Position: C
Born: 08/28/92
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:229 lbs. / 103.9 kg.
Salary: $17,000,000
The mere mention of Biyombo’s name brought a smile to the face of Hornets point guard Kemba Walker. Walker and Biyombo joined the Bobcats at the same time and spent their first four seasons together. “Biz, that’s my guy since Day One,” Walker said. “Of course, we had a lot of memories here in Charlotte. He’s evolved. He’s become a better player over the years, and that’s through all of his hard work. I’ve seen how hard he’s worked on his game when he was here, so I can only imagine what he does now.”
“It’s been a challenge because what the league has done over the last few years has been dramatic in terms of the style of play and the sophisticated offenses that you are seeing now,’’ Magic coach Frank Vogel said of his team’s struggles in trying to adapt to 3-point-heavy, “small-ball’’ lineups. “You see the offensive numbers just sky-rocketing league-wide. I don’t think anyone in the Eastern Conference has a defensive rating under 102 (points per 100 possessions). That just wasn’t that way a year or two years ago and it’s largely about the spread lineups that you are seeing. So it has been tough to play two bigs,’’ Vogel continued. “That’s why we went to putting (Biyombo) solely as the back-up center.’’
Storyline: Serge Ibaka to Raptors
It has not taken long for buyers’ remorse to kick in. League sources told Sporting News that the Magic have picked up their attempts to move Ibaka ahead of next month’s trade deadline, eager to ensure that they come away with some return for a player who does not figure to be in Orlando long. Ibaka will be a free agent this summer. There is no chance of a Biyombo trade, not after the Magic paid him $70 million for four years this offseason.
Storyline: Bismack Biyombo Trade?