View Full Version : Woj - Raptors sign Bismack Biyombo; 2 years/$6 million

07-04-2015, 01:51 PM

Free-agent center Bismack Biyombo has agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Biyombo joins forward DeMarre Carroll as the second free agent to agree to a deal with the Raptors this week. Together, Biyombo and Carroll – who agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal – are expected to play a part in reshaping the Raptors' defense next season.

Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri and coach Dwane Casey want a tougher, more physical roster.

Biyombo became an unrestricted free agent when the*Charlotte Hornets*declined to extend him a qualifying offer after the season.

Biyombo, 22, averaged 4.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 64 games for the Hornets last season. An athletic 6-foot-9 frontcourt player, Biyombo was the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft.

07-04-2015, 11:14 PM
Love the signing.

07-05-2015, 11:22 AM
Good price.

07-05-2015, 12:40 PM
Good value deal for a player who is all things defence.

07-05-2015, 07:34 PM
Solid backup with upside as well. The 4 spot has to be addressed now.