Biyombo failed to score a point Saturday, missing his only field goal attempt, but he pulled down 16 rebounds while collecting four blocks, two assists and a steal in 35 minutes during a win over the Wizards. That's now three straight games with at least 12 boards for Biyombo, who's providing the Raptors with a huge presence on the glass while Jonas Valanciunas (finger) is sidelined. The blocks are his first during that stretch, but more should come as the team adjusts to having a more athletic rim protector in the starting five.
Biyombo recorded 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-7 FT) and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes during the Raptors' 103-99 win versus the Cavaliers on Wednesday. Biyombo isn't likely to consistently pump out double-doubles, but while Jonas Valanciunas is out, Biyombo is the only true center the Raptors have on the roster. Biyombo is a solid defender who will likely provide decent rebounding and some blocked shots, but don't expect much else on most nights.
Biyombo scored six points (3-5 FG) with a team-high 14 rebounds in 31 minutes during Sunday's win over the Clippers. Getting the start at center in place of the injured Jonas Valanciunas (finger), Biyombo provided the Raptors with energy on the glass, and four of his boards came on the offensive end. He won't supply much more than the occasional put-back offensively, and Toronto's defensive scheme doesn't lead to big block totals, but he should be useful in deeper leagues while Valanciunas is sidelined if you need rebounding help.
Biyombo will start at center in Sunday's game against the Clippers, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports. With Jonas Valanciunas set to miss around six weeks of action, Biyombo will get the first crack at running with the starters. Biyombo has played in 14 games so far this season, posting averages of 4.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks over 17 minutes. He should see a slight increase in minutes with Valanciunas sidelined.
Biyombo scored 10 points (3-8 FG, 4-4 FT) with 10 rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's win over the 76ers. It's his first double-double and best performance as a shot-blocker this season, but playing the woeful Sixers can have that effect on a player's stat line. Biyombo is averaging 5.2 points, 6.4 boards and 1.2 blocks in 16.9 minutes through nine games as a Raptor.
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