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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
As a rookie with the Charlotte Bobcats Biyombo went to the free throw line 143 times and made just 69, or 48.3 per cent. The game was moving very quickly. He was trying to find his place in it. Focusing on hitting a 15-foot shot with no one covering him seemed like something he could push a little further down the priority list. “When I came in the league people said I was a bad free-throw shooter,” said Biyombo. “But as with any part of your game, you have to work at it and put time on it and I don’t think I put enough time on it. That was the only thing I changed, was putting more time in on it.”
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Playing against his former team, the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, Biyombo was fired up, finishing with six points, 11 rebounds and even enjoyed himself a little in a heated battle with ex-Raptor Tyler Hansbrough in the 104-94 Toronto win. When asked about Biyombo pre-game, Raptors coach Dwane Casey had a simple answer to his impressive play-opportunity. “No disrespect to Charlotte, but I think (Biyombo) had a big role once JV went down. He had an opportunity to get his confidence. I think the game is slowing down for him a little bit now. He’s catching the ball better. He’s finishing better in traffic. I think that just comes from opportunity.”
“With the system and the way the team is playing, I just fit in perfectly,” Biyombo said. “To me, it’s been at the right place at the right time.” “No disrespect to Charlotte but I think he had a big role once [Jonas Valanciunas] went down,” said Raptors head coach Dwane Casey. “He had an opportunity to get his confidence. I think the game is slowing down for him a little bit now. He’s catching the ball better. He’s finishing better in traffic. I think that just comes from opportunity.”
1 month ago via TSN
Valanciunas was at practice on Saturday but obviously not participating. The left hand was already in a temporary cast. Casey spoke in terms of options at his disposal to fill the minutes of a guy who is in the midst of a career season. “We could got small also with Luis (Scola),” Casey offered after Bismack Biyombo and Lucas Nogueira were offered up as possible replacements. “That’s something we worked on today just until Lucas gets back.
Storyline: Jonas Valanciunas Injury
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Diaw didn’t have a veteran mentor during his rookie season on the Atlanta Hawks (2003-04). His closest friend on the team was fellow rookie Travis Hansen, who left to play in Europe the following year, which made him appreciate the importance of being a dependable go-to for Biyombo. Diaw took him out to eat on a daily basis. When the team was home, Diaw invited Biyombo to his house for meals. Other times, they ate at Mortimer’s – a restaurant Diaw owns in Charlotte. On the road, the veteran footed the bill when they dined out. Diaw wanted to provide a sense of family since Biyombo’s parents were able to visit just once a year.