Bismack Biyombo opts out, becomes free agent
Bismack Biyombo has opted out of the final season of his two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors, reports BasketballInsiders.com’s Eric Pincus.
The current free agent, a reserve center, signed a two-year deal with Toronto last summer worth $5.6 million, and earned $2.8 million this season. His deadline to opt out was seven days after the Raptors’ last game, which was May 27 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
After Biyombo’s strong postseason and with salaries projected to skyrocket this summer, Biyombo could command a big raise this off–season. The 23-year-old averaged 5.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for the Raptors during the 2015–16 campaign, his first with the team.
He previously spent four seasons with the Charlotte Hornets.