Bismack Biyombo scored six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding six rebounds, six blocks and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's loss to the Timberwolves.
It's his best defensive performance since Biyombo rejected seven shots on Dec. 17 against the Hornets. His overall fantasy production has dwindled with Jonas Valanciunas healthy and playing well as the starting center, but even in reduced minutes Biyombo is still capable of making a contribution in blocks, averaging 1.7 a night in 21 games since Valanciunas rejoined the lineup.
Bismack Biyombo had 12 points (3-6 FG, 6-8 FT), 13 rebounds and three blocks in a win on Saturday against the Pistons.
Biyombo may have lost his starter's minutes, but on Saturday, he put up those kinds of numbers off the bench. It's been a few games since Biyombo had a significant impact on the outcome of a game, but it was good to see him get reacquainted again. It's not likely that we'll see too many performances like this from Biyombo while Jonas Valanciunas is still in the lineup, so keep expectations tempered for the time being.
Bismack Biyombo contributed 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 FT) and nine rebounds in 23 minutes during the Toronto Raptors ' 112-94 win over the Clippers on Sunday.
Biyombo's minutes have declined as expected since Jonas Valanciunas made his return from injury at the end of December. However, Biyombo still provides an interior presence defensively that Valanciunas doesn't. Over the last five games, Biyombo is averaging 6.6 points (70.6 FG, 60.0 FT), 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 0.4 assists, and 0.2 steals in 20 minutes per appearance. He's no longer worth targeting in standard-sized leagues that value counting stats, but in deeper category leagues Biyombo might retain some value even in a 20 minute per game role.
Bismack Biyombo played 16 minutes in Sunday's 115-113 loss to the Bulls, finishing with four points (2-2 FG) and five rebounds.
Biyombo has since been dropped to a bench role with the return of Jonas Valanciunas from a hand injury, and though the duo initially split time at the center spot, it's expected that Valanciunas will begin to dominate the minutes in the games to come. Valanciunas saw 23 minutes to Biyombo's 16 on Sunday, and with Biyombo's role set to decline from here, he no longer makes for an attractive roster option in most formats.
Bismack Biyombo will come of the bench in Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Biyombo started the last 18 games while Jonas Valanciunas worked his way back from a hand injury, but he will head back to the bench with Valanciunas ready to resume a starting role. Biyombo played 29.4 minutes per game in his 18 starts, but averaged just 16.9 minutes while coming off the bench earlier this season, so expect his playing time to take a significant hit moving forward.
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