PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 7: Bismack Biyombo #18 of the Phoenix Suns arrives before the game during round two game four of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2023 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 7: Bismack Biyombo #18 of the Phoenix Suns arrives before the game during round two game four of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2023 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.(Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Memphis Grizzlies sign Bismack Biyombo

Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team signed center Bismack Biyombo (bis-MOCK bee-OM-bo). Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

A 12-year NBA veteran, Biyombo (6-8, 255) has played 799 career regular season games (324 starts) for Charlotte, Toronto, Orlando and Phoenix and has averaged 5.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.5 minutes while shooting 53.3% from the field. He also has appeared in 40 career playoff games (11 starts), contributing to the Raptors’ run to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2016 and helping the Suns advance to the Western Conference Semifinals in each of the past two seasons. 

The 31-year-old was selected by Sacramento with the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft before his rights were traded to Charlotte on draft night. A native of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Biyombo played two seasons professionally in the Spanish ACB League before joining the NBA.