The Suns are signing center/forward Bismack Biyombo for the remainder of the season, the team announced in a press release.
Biyombo, 29, is 6-foot-8 and was initially signed to a 10-day deal on Jan. 1. Since then, he has appeared in three games and helped Phoenix overcome the loss of starting center Deandre Ayton and backup JaVale McGee, both in health and safety protocols at the time of Biyombo’s signing.
So far with the Suns, Biyombo is averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds, proving to be a strong force at the basket defensively.
The No. 7 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, he has also spent time with the Hornets, Magic and Raptors.
“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,” wrote Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors. “The Suns needed immediate help in the middle with Frank Kaminsky and Dario Saric sidelined as well by long-term injuries.”
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