October 25, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Bismack Biyombo era in Orlando will be delayed one game.

The Magic's prized free agent signee this summer is suspended by the NBA for the Wednesday night's season opener against Miami because the center exceeded the flagrant foul limit during last season's playoffs when he was with the Toronto Raptors. Biyombo was assessed a flagrant foul in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland, putting him over the limit with four flagrant foul points for the playoffs.

Biyombo is suspended for the opener without pay.

The Magic announced Tuesday they have exercised fourth-year team options on forward Aaron Gordon and point guard Elfrid Payton, and a third-year option on guard Mario Hezonja.

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