Free Agent Bismack Biyombo Finds New NBA Home

Twelve-year NBA veteran center Bismack Biyombo has found a new place to set up in the lane and protect rims this season, as he's agreed to sign with the center-depleted Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies lost starting center Steven Adams for the season after knee surgery. Biyombo, while he won't be able to replace all of the Kiwi big man's minutes or other contributions, will at least add a rim-protecting presence in limited minutes. 

Biz hasn't played more than about 14 minutes per game in three seasons (which is about half of what Stevens supplied), but he'll at least be a piece to helping the Grizzlies fill that huge void in the middle. 

He can't officially sign and join Memphis just yet, as their cap exemption takes effect after the fifth game of Ja Morant’s suspension, which comes after Wednesday's game. The Grizz have started the year a disappointing 0-3 without Morant and Stevens.

In his career, Biyombo has averaged 5.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game, in about 19 minutes a night across 799 NBA games.

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