Bismack Biyombo

Forward Bismack Biyombo is free to join the Charlotte Bobcats after agreeing to pay a buyout clause to release him from his contract with Spanish club Fuenlabrada.

He will not play in Monday night’s preseason opener against the Hawks because he hasn’t had a chance to practice with the team, coach Paul Silas said.

Silas said Biyombo would begin to practice Tuesday and would play in Thursday night’s game at Atlanta.

Fuenlabrada said on Monday that Biyombo had agreed to pay the $1.5 million clause that will free him from the remaining two years of his contract.

– Reported by the Associated Press