Free-agent center Bismack Biyombo has agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Biyombo joins forward DeMarre Carroll as the second free agent to agree to a deal with the Raptors this week. Together, Biyombo and Carroll – who agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal – are expected to play a part in reshaping the Raptors’ defense next season.
Bringing in Biyombo will certainly help defensively. He’s undersized at the center position, but is an active rebounder who isn’t afraid to do the dirty work down low, and has a knack for blocking shots.
Two years for $6 million in total is a bargain for the Raptors for someone who can provide you with 20 solid minutes off the bench — as long as he’s not expected to score.
Biyombo has played all four of his NBA seasons in Charlotte, and averaged 4.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in 19.4 minutes per game for the Hornets last season. Toronto is looking to improve a defense that finished the year ranked 23rd in efficiency.