Bobcats rookie Bismack Biyombo still dealing with overseas contract dispute

Bismack Biyombo

Rookie lottery pick Bismack Biyombo was among six Charlotte Bobcats who worked out Friday on the court at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Now he just hopes he’ll be there when the NBA season opens later this month.

Biyombo is in the midst of contract dispute with Fuenlabrada after playing for the Spanish team last season prior to being selected with the seventh pick in the draft. He’s suing the team for breach of contract and a civil trial scheduled for Dec. 19 in Spain could cause him to miss a portion of training camp—or even longer if he loses the case.

Biyombo’s United States-based agent Joel Bell doesn’t believe that’ll happen.

“He’s not going to pay anything,” Bell said. “He’s going to win the trial. They’re in breach of contract.”

Fuenlabrada wants a transfer fee to give up its rights to Biyombo.

— Reported by Steve Reed of the Associated Press

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