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Grizzlies sign veteran Bismack Biyombo for rest of season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced that they have signed center Bismack Biyombo to a contract for the rest of the season. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

After losing 133-109 to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, he signed with the Grizzlies.

Former Phoenix Suns big man Bismack Biyombo looks on during Game 6 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference semi-finals
Bismack Biyombo looks on during Game 6 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference semi-finals (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

The 31-year-old Biyombo is a 12-year veteran who was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He is now on his fifth NBA team.

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Last season with the Phoenix Suns, he averaged 4.3 points per game. Biyombo appeared in 61 games and made 14 starts.

Throughout his career, he has been primarily a backup center. However, he has made 324 starts in 799 appearances.

Biyombo started 65 games as a second-year player during the 2012-13 season with the Charlotte Bobcats. Since then, he has not started more than 36 games as he did with the Charlotte Hornets during the 2020-21 season.

He has also previously played for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and the Toronto Raptors. Biyombo has not scored more than 7.4 points per game.

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He will back up Xavier Tillman, who is the Grizzlies starting center. Their normal starting center Steven Adams suffered a season-ending injury. The Grizzlies are also dealing with an injury to Santi Aldama.

Biyombo has appeared in the aforementioned 799 games. He made 324 starts.

He is averaging 5.1 points per game. He also is averaging 5.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks per contest.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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