Biyombo registered two points (1-5 FG, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds, an assist and two blocks across 24 minutes in Wednesday's 102-94 win at Atlanta. Biyombo posted a 16-point, 12-rebound performance Jan. 1 against the Grizzlies, but he has been struggling since then, despite being a regular name in the starting five, Biyombo's not doing much aside from grabbing rebounds at a decent rate and swatting a few shots here and there. In seven starts, he is averaging 8.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 blocks across 28 minutes per game.
Biyombo scored 16 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, two assists and a block across 28 minutes in Friday's loss against the Grizzlies. Biyombo delivered his best performance of the season in his fourth straight start, a role in which he's settled nicely following the hand injury sustained by Cody Zeller. The defensive-minded big man posted a season-best mark for points and rebounds here, and while expecting these numbers on a game-to-game basis on a nightly basis might be a stretch, he is certainly enjoying the boost on his upside while taking advantage of the extra minutes he's seeing on the court as the starting center.
Biyombo tallied 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes Sunday in the Hornets' 106-104 win over the Celtics. Biyombo has now played exactly 30 minutes in both of his first two starts in place of Cody Zeller, who is set to miss at least a month with a fractured hand. Head coach James Borrego remains reluctant to break second-round picks Vernon Carey or Nick Richards into the center rotation, so Biyombo's playing time looks like it should be fairly secure over the next few weeks. As a low-usage player, Biyombo's fantasy ceiling is suppressed, but he'll at least provide aid in the field-goal percentage, rebounds and blocks category while he's getting consistent run.
Biyombo is listed as the starting center ahead of Saturday's game against the Thunder, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports. Biyombo is expected to see increased usage for the Hornets in the near future with Cody Zeller (hand) sidelined four-to-six weeks. PJ Washington and Vernon Carey could also see increased playing time behind Biyombo in Zeller's absence.
Biyombo could become the Hornets' starting center for the immediate future with Cody Zeller out with a broken hand, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports. Coach James Borrego said he's "comfortable" with Biyombo as a starter, though that's not exactly glowing words. Borrego added that rookie bigs must be ready to play and that small ball is an option, which would mean time for PJ Washington at center and could mean extra run for Cody Martin and Miles Bridges.
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