The Phoenix Suns just recently signed big man Bismack Biyombo amid their COVID-19/injury problems and after just two games, the team has decided to keep him around for the rest of the season.
The Phoenix Suns are signing center Bismack Biyombo for the rest of the season, sources tell ESPN. Biyombo has made an impact in his two games on a 10-day deal: 13.5 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
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With the Suns’ two centers in Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee missing time, Phoenix needed a reinforcement. That’s when they turned to the former lottery pick Biyombo, who was terrific in his first two appearances so far.
In 23.5 minutes of work, the former Hornet is averaging 13.5 points and six boards while also blocking two shots per game. In the Suns’ big win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, Biyombo showed out for 16 off the bench and proved to be a force inside.
Jalen Smith has been starting at the five, but his production is limited. As McGee and Ayton remain sidelined, Biyombo should continue to see an increased run as soon as Thursday night, when Monty Williams’ squad takes on the Los Angeles Clippers at home.
Even when their two main bigs return to action, Biyombo will certainly receive his fair share of playing time if he continues to impress on a consistent basis. His size and physicality are a clear strength that could prove to be very valuable for the Suns in the long run, making their bench unit that much better.