|July 2 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST23:32 UAE21:3215:32 ET2:32 PM CT18:32 - Biyombo has agreed to join the Magic on a four-year contract.
Analysis: Biyombo isn't much of an offensive threat but ranks among the league's best shot blockers, having averaged 1.57 rejections per game in five NBA seasons. The Magic have taken steps to improve their interior defense this offseason, as evidenced by the recent acquisition of Serge Ibaka.
|June 2 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST2:44 UAE (+1)00:4418:44 ET5:44 PM CT21:44 - The NBA says Toronto center Bismack Biyombo will be suspended without pay for the opener of the 2016-17 season for accumulation of flagrant foul points in the playoffs.
Analysis: The league says Thursday that Biyombo reached the four-point limit in Game 6 of the Raptors' loss to Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals, meaning it upheld the flagrant he was called for when he elbowed Kevin Love in the chin as he spun for a layup.
|May 27 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET0:36 GMT8:36 5:36 PM MST7:36 PM EST4:36 UAE (+1)02:3620:36 ET7:36 PM CT23:36 - Biyombo faces a suspension for a potential Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals after picking up a flagrant foul in the first quarter of Game 6 on Friday night.
Analysis: Biyombo's flagrant foul 1 for elbowing Cleveland's Kevin Love gave him four flagrant foul points in the postseason, which would trigger a one-game suspension unless it is rescinded by the NBA. Biyombo has started all six games of the series in place of Jonas Valanciunas, who sprained his right ankle in Game 3 against Miami in the previous round.
|May 21 8:39 PM PT9:39 PM MT10:39 PM CT11:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)05:3923:39 ET10:39 PM CT2:39 - Biyombo stepped up with a Toronto franchise-record 26 rebounds and four blocks in Saturday's 99-84 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Analysis: We'd like to see more out of Biyombo since he totaled nine boards in the first two games of this series.
|May 9 7:14 PM PT8:14 PM MT9:14 PM CT10:14 PM ET2:14 GMT10:14 7:14 PM MST9:14 PM EST6:14 UAE (+1)04:1422:14 ET9:14 PM CT1:14 - Biyombo had 13 points and 13 rebounds in Monday's Game 4 against the Miami Heat.
Analysis: He totaled three points and 11 rebounds the first three games of the series.
|Mar. 18 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:420:42 ET10:42 PM CT3:42 - Biyombo had a team-record 25 rebounds and tallied a career-best 16 points in Toronto's 101-94 overtime victory at Indiana on Thursday.
Analysis: The center surpassed Donyell Marshall's 24 boards on Feb. 17, 2004, in the Raptors' 25th win in 31 games. Biyombo's previous career high was 20 rebounds in a 103-99 victory against Dallas on Dec. 22.
|Dec. 8 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET6:03 GMT14:03 11:03 PM MST1:03 AM EST10:03 UAE07:031:03 ET12:03 AM CT4:03 - Biyombo finished with 15 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks in Monday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Biyombo does have value in the rebound category while filling in for injured starter Jonas Valanciunas. He's averaging 10.4 boards in eight starts this season.
|July 18 5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST4:20 UAE (+1)02:2020:20 ET7:20 PM CT23:20 - The Toronto Raptors have signed Bismack Biyombo, a free agent who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets. The Raptors did not disclose terms of the contract Saturday beyond saying it is for more than one year.
Analysis: Biyombo is a center-forward who averaged 4.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 64 games last season with Charlotte. He ranked 17th in the NBA in blocks.