Bismack Biyombo

#11 C / Orlando Magic / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-9 Weight: 255 lb Age: 25 College: No College

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Bismack Biyombo spent the majority of last season backing up starting center Nikola Vucevic for the Magic, posting 5.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks across 19.0 minutes per game when he came off the bench. However, Biyombo also drew 27 starts when through a combination of Vucevic being injured and coach Frank Vogel switching up his rotation due to the team struggling. In those starts, the 6-foot-9 center provided 7.1 points, 8.1 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks across 28.5 minutes per contest. Largely a rebounding and shot-blocking presence, Biyombo's lack of offensive talent will likely continue to limit him as a Fantasy option, regardless of his workload. With Vucevic still under contract for next season and Biyombo putting together underwhelming performances in his nearly two-dozen starts, it seems doubtful coach Vogel will increase Biyombo's role heading into the 2017-18 campaign. Though Biyombo has significant name recognition due to his impactful playoffs with the Raptors in 2015-16, the fact remains at this point that he's still a reserve center struggling to find a workload conducive to consistent Fantasy production. He's certainly still useful in some formats - especially deeper, categorical leagues and DFS when he's in line to draw a start - but there's probably no reason to chomp at the bit to secure him in standard year-long formats.

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  • Biyombo had two rebounds and one block in 12 minutes during Wednesday's 101-99 win over the Grizzlies. Biyombo saw more minutes than fellow backup big man Marreese Speights. However, the latter was somehow much more effective (six points, one rebound, one assist, and one block) in just four minutes of action. Despite Biyombo's hefty contract, he is yet to see 20 minutes in a single game this season, as Nikola Vucevic has grabbed hold of the starting center role and thrived in it.

  • Magic's Bismack Biyombo: Scores 18 points Tuesday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Biyombo finished with 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 31 minutes during Tuesday's 103-98 win over the Spurs. Tuesday was an uncharacteristic performance for Biyombo, who posted 6.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game last season. In fact, he never scored more than 15 points in a single game last season. Tuesday's game was certainly impressive, though an outlier in the grand scheme of his career. This probably shouldn't affect his draft stock or fantasy value moving forward.

  • Biyombo will sit out Monday's preseason game against the Mavericks for rest, John Denton of reports. The Magic are currently heading into a back-to-back set, so they'll hold out a slew of usual starters to avoid a heavy workload during the preseason. Look for Biyombo to rejoin the lineup against the Spurs on Tuesday, though in the meantime, guys like Nikola Vucevic and Mareese Speights should run the show at center.

  • Biyombo recorded two points (1-3 FG), nine rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 20 minutes Saturday during a preseason victory over the Heat. Biyombo played his typical game Saturday, a strong defender and rebounder who is limited on the offensive end. The lack of offensive upside makes it unlikely Biyombo will see an increased role this season, likely playing somewhere close to the 22.1 minutes per game he averaged last season.

  • Biyombo scored 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 FT) with 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 20 minutes in Wednesday's 114-106 overtime loss to the Thunder. Wednesday's game finally put an end to a ten game streak where Biyombo failed to record at least 10 points, and he notched his tenth double-double of the season in the process. Even moderately productive games like this are few and far between for the defensive-minded big man, which makes him a surefire stay-away in most fantasy formats.

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