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Raptors HQ Jul 28, 2016

What do the Numbers Say? Projecting the Raptors' Win Total for the 2016-17 Season

Let's take a look at a couple of common catch-all statistics to see what we can predict in terms of wins for the Raptors this coming season. The Raptors' off season appears to be over, for the most part, so let's take a look at what they might be able to achieve this regular season. All the core pieces remain on the team, with two major losses in Bismack Biyombo and Luis Scola, while James Johnson also played meaningful minutes for the team. Their replacements mostly come in the form of larger roles for young players on the team, as well as adding Jared Sullinger to fill in both big man...
Raptors HQ Jul 12, 2016

Jared Sullinger is an imperfect fit, but a perfectly fine stop-gap for the Raptors

Masai Ujiri broke his off-season silence by signing Jared Sullinger to a one-year deal. How does the replacement for Luis Scola fit? Jared Sullinger is the epitome of okay. Monday's signing of the former Celtic was a more-exciting-than-expected end to the Raptors' silence this month, but it doesn't exactly crackle with potential the way the low-key addition of Bismack Biyombo did a year ago. That's fine. The Raptors are a 56-win team returning a core that should experience internal growth. A handful of prospects, some of whom are ready to contribute meaningfully this season, are dazzling...
National Post Jul 11, 2016
Toronto Raptors sign Celtics free agent Jared Sullinger to fill out front-court spot

Toronto Raptors sign Celtics free agent Jared Sullinger to fill out front-court spot

Boston relinquished its rights to the big man, who will be needed to replace Bismack Biyombo on the boards

Orlando Magic sign Bismack Biyombo

Bismack Biyombo identified a weakness in the Orlando Magic when he played against them in recent seasons. “It was just that the toughness wasn’t there,” Biyombo said. Perhaps he can bring that quality to the franchise now. The Magic signed Biyombo to a four-year, $68 million contract Thursday —...
Orlando Sentinel Jul 7, 2016

Bismack Biyombo signs with the Orlando Magic

Bismack Biyombo discusses his decision to sign with the Orlando Magic.
Orlando Sentinel Jul 7, 2016

Elfrid Payton helped the Magic recruit Bismack Biyombo

Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton provided his first assist of the 2016-17 basketball season months before training camp. Payton and Aaron Gordon helped the Magic recruit free-agent center Bismack Biyombo. Team officials asked Payton and Gordon to attend their meeting with Biyombo and help...

NBA free agency 2016: Orlando Magic officially sign Bismack Biyombo

The Magic added another big man to their suddenly crowded frontcourt on Thursday. Continuing to add to their quickly crowded front court, the Orlando Magic formally announced the signing of big man Bismack Biyombo on Thursday. Per team policies, terms of the deal were not announced. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday that the deal would be for four-years and $72 million. Biyombo, 23, took the league by storm of sorts, putting together a set of impressive performances in the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Across his five years in the league,...
Raptors HQ Jul 6, 2016

Biyombo thanks Toronto and the Raptors organization in Instagram note

It's getting a little dusty in here. We're all dealing with the departure of Bismack Biyombo in our own way. You might be upset about it, or have the insane view that Toronto should have done more to keep him, or just feel sad about it. Me personally, I'm listening to breakup songs and staring out rain-soaked windows. Yeah, what of it? We all also know that Biyombo is nothing if not an emotional person. He gets fired up, he gets angry, and sometimes he gets thoughtful. Today on his Instagram account, he penned a nice little thank you note to the city of Toronto and the Raptors organization....
Raptors HQ Jul 6, 2016

Listen to The HeadQuarters: Episode 37, Brought to you by Bismack Biyombo

It's been a quiet off-season so far, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Welcome to The HeadQuarters! This week Sean Woodley is joined by Harsh Dave to react to Kevin Durant's move to the Warriors, assess DeMar DeRozan's hefty contract to stick with the Raptors, search for some bargain bin additions that still might be available to Masai Ujiri, and take stock of a reshuffled Eastern Conference. This episode is brought to you by Bismack Biyombo. Listen at the BlogTalk Radio link below or get it first by  subscribing to the podcast on iTunes! Music Courtesy The Passion HiFI.

NBA Free Agency 2016: Orlando Magic rescind Dewayne Dedmon's qualifying offer

After landing free agent center Bismack Biyombo, the Magic reverse their offer and make Dedmon a free agent. Dewayne Dedmon's time with the Orlando Magic is coming to an end. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic have decided not to retain center Dedmon. The Magic will rescind their qualifying offer to Dewayne Dedmon, making him an unrestricted free agent. — Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) July 4, 2016 Dedmon, the long, athletic seven-footer, will be entering his fourth year in the NBA after spending the last two in Orlando. He notched a personal best 20 starts...
Toronto Sun Jul 2, 2016
Bismack Biyombo lands big bucks with Magic

Bismack Biyombo lands big bucks with Magic

Like so many prospective home-buyers in Toronto, the Raptors got priced out and saw one of the most popular players in franchise history leave for a massive payday, when Bismack Biyombo and the Orlando Magic came to a verbal agreement on a four-year, $72-million US deal, an average of $18 million a season.
The Ledger Jul 2, 2016

AP source: Magic get Bismack Biyombo for 4 years, $72 million

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Orlando Magic have agreed to terms with free-agent center Bismack Biyombo on a four-year, $72 million deal.
Orlando Sentinel Jul 2, 2016

Orlando Magic reach agreement with Toronto's Bismack Biyombo

A week and a half ago, the Orlando Magic didn’t have a single rim protector under contract for the upcoming season. Soon, they’ll have two. The Magic agreed to a four-year deal with free-agent center Bismack Biyombo on Saturday, giving the team another elite shot-blocker but raising questions about...

Nikola Vucevic's future with the Orlando Magic

With a front court featuring two big-money acquisitions and a rising star, could Nikola Vucevic be the odd man out in Orlando? Athleticism, physicality, toughness, defense – these words have been used repeatedly to describe the Orlando Magic's direction this offseason. The first domino fell when Serge Ibaka was brought in from Oklahoma City, and on Saturday came the second – a four-year, $72 million dollar contract with Bismack Biyombo. This is the second coming of Vogel Ball, but in pinstripes instead of mustard yellow. Nikola Vucevic has many good qualities. He is humble, offensively...

AP source: Magic get Bismack Biyombo for 4 years, $72million

Bismack Biyombo is on his way to Orlando to form a menacing new frontcourt with Serge Ibaka.

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