May 28, 2016, 9:04 am
Bismack Biyombo will reportedly decline his player option for next year and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
As reported by Marc Stein, Biyombo will decline his 2.9 million option by June 4th and test the free agent waters. This should not surprise anybody as Biyombo’s play this offseason opened a lot of eyes across the league. Potential salary figures have been circulating around regarding what Biyombo could command on the open market and it would not be surprising if he ends up signing a similar contract to that of Tristan Thompson (5 years 82 million). Although Biyombo has stated that he would love to remain in Toronto, it’s hard to see the Raptors being able to afford to re-sign him as DeMar DeRozan will command a max contract.