Bismack Biyombo may give Raptors a discount to return next season.
Bismack Biyombo is set to be a restricted free agent, but he may be willing to give the Toronto Raptors a discount to return, he told Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s “Andrew Walker Show.”
“We still have some unfinished business. It was so much fun to see the team go from last year to this year making the Eastern Conference finals,” Biyombo said. “Be it would be fun to go even further next season.”
Biyombo, 23, averaged 6.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks during the postseason as he filled in for an injured Jonas Valanciunas. Last summer, the Raptors signed Valanciunas to a a four-year, $64 million contract.
“When the right time comes I’d be open to figuring something out. At the end of the day it’s for fun, not money. It’s not always about money,” Biyombo said. “Money is great, but at the same time I ask, ‘how much fun am I going to have?’ The city is great, the team is great and we’re winning.”
Biyombo averaged 5.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks during the regular season.
Toronto does not own Biyombo’s Bird Rights and cannot go over the salary cap to sign him.