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The Hangout’s Akil Augustine Breaks Down Raptors Signings

From NBA TV Canada's The Hangout, host Akil Augustine breaks down the Toronto Raptors free agent signings from this summer. From Bismack Biyombo at 12:03pm immediately after the July Moratorium ended, to the Hawks DeMarre Carroll, Canadian Cory Joseph and finally the veteran Luis Scola.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best NBA Free Agent Bargain Was Raptors Bismack Biyombo

Bismack Biyombo and the Toronto Raptors agreed to terms on a contract very early in free agency, yet I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. It just doesn’t make sense that Toronto was able to get the 22-year-old big man for just $2,814,000 this season.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors sign former Hornets big man Biyombo

TORONTO -- 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. 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...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo pickup

The Toronto Raptors have been very busy this offseason in regards to free agency.  A team that desperately needed defense, the Raptors have gone out and attempted to fix the problem by bringing in some quality defenders at all three areas, from the guards, to the wings, to the bigs.  While their offense may take a step backward, their defense will almost certainly be much improved...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bismack Biyombo signs with Raptors

Forward Bismack Biyombo has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors, according to Yahoo! Sports. Biyombo signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Raptors.  He has played the last four seasons with the Hornets. Biyombo, 22, has averaged 4.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game off the bench in his career.  He has shot 49.7-percent in his career and...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets don't extend Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer

The Charlotte Hornets are parting ways with one of their lottery picks, per ESPN."The Charlotte Hornets did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him a free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard." Biyombo never quite developed into what the Hornets hoped he would, but towards the end of the season, he was a legitimate difference maker on the defensive...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Draft options at #9

Willie Cauley-Stein With over an 80% chance at landing at the #9 spot in the draft heading into the draft lottery, the Hornets were a lock for a lottery pick with a very small chance at landing a top three pick.  The draft lottery has been less than generous at times to the Hornets in some key drafts in the past, most notably in 2012.   After posting the worst winning percentage...
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Bismack Biyombo Become what Ben Wallace Was?

Anyone who has followed Trade Street Post for the past 4+ years will know that I have a special place in my heart for Bismack Biyombo.  I have argued his curious case since Charlotte drafted him 7th in the 2011 NBA draft.  He had not started playing organized basketball until age 16, and in that short time, his raw athletic ability was viewed as quite impressive, and he started...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats: Bismack Biyombo proves his worth

Bismack Biyombo (0) has been slowly improving since coming into the league at the age of 19, yet he is still a valuable asset for the Charlotte Bobcats. (Photo Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images) Bismack Biyombo had only played 16 total minutes in the Charlotte Bobcats’ previous four games, including two games where he did not see the court at all. On Friday night in the Bobcats...
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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