JANUARY 11: Following the expiration of his 10-day deal on Monday night, Biyombo has now officially signed a rest-of-season contract with the Suns, the team announced today (via Twitter). His prorated minimum-salary deal will pay him $1,366,392, while Phoenix takes on a cap hit of $863,368.
JANUARY 6: Bismack Biyombo, who joined the Suns on a 10-day contract last week, will sign with the team for the remainder of the season, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Biyombo made an impact in two games with Phoenix, coming off the bench to average 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks in 23.5 minutes per night. He helped the Suns pick up a pair of wins while centers Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee were in the health and safety protocols.
An 11-year veteran, the 29-year-old Biyombo had been out of the league after spending the past three seasons with the Hornets. There was a rumor in November that he might play in Spain, but nothing ever materialized.
He is among a large group of players who received NBA opportunities under the hardship provision as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak over the past month. The Suns needed immediate help in the middle with Frank Kaminsky and Dario Saric sidelined as well by long-term injuries.
The seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft, Biyombo spent his first four seasons in Charlotte, then played for the Raptors and Magic before returning to the Hornets in 2018. He has appeared in 704 total NBA games with career averages of 5.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per night.
12 thoughts on “Suns Sign Bismack Biyombo For Rest Of Season”
Bismarck is a good soldier. Still a lot of appreciation for his 1 yr with Raps and he was shrewd enough to get ORL to pay up.
What a mistake did the hornets. Sign Plumlee 6pts and 7 reb average per game and left free Biyombo.
Let’s not overreact over 2 games. Biyombo has had plenty of chances.
Is you pay 9 millions to Plumlee for just 6 pts and 7 reb, and 53% for the FT line,dosent look like a good deal.
After having Biz for almost 7 total years we already knew what we were getting from him. His sample size with Phoenix is 2 games. Plumlee does just fine, it’s not like this team is built around the Center position, so let’s not pretend this is some major loss. Plumlee fits the position just fine.
Good luck that the reason why the Hornets is a average 500 team,and number 24 in rebounds in the league this season they will be a first round playoff team is they made the playoff.
With Biyombo they never were a playoff team, so it seems a win for CHA, right?
Anyway Plumlee can play, Biyombo is just plain bad, there is a reason why no one signed him until desperation got teams signing even 40 year old dudes!
Good luck he is with the Suns the same team made the finals last year and defeat twice the Hornets for over 30 point’s,this year. What a way to spend 9 millions and get the best for a young team. Lamelo will be long time there, I don’t think so.
Yet, no one cares ’bout PHO, enjoy your great RS & failing in the playoffs again!
Signing Biyombo instead of Plumlee would not have improved Charlotte’s win total by any means. I agree the Hornets will need to either draft or sign a top fifteen center to be considered a true playoff threat, but you are seriously overvaluing Biyombo
He’s the first one so far to get guarantee contract from 10 day hardship contracts. Good story for sure!
I believe BB would have won a couple of games for Charolette. He usually has a few like that. He is better option for the Hornets but I think they are about to trade for Turner and that would be wise.