2. Bismack Biyombo
With the Hornets moving ahead with a high-octane offense based around LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges, Biyombo was cast aside. A former Raptor during the 2015-16 season who had one of his best individual seasons north of the border, Toronto is getting so desperate for rebounding that they could pursue a reunion.
Expecting Biyombo to be an offensive contributor would be foolish. However, with the starting lineup continuing to show they are capable of providing most of the offense for this team, they could be more than willing to shoulder the burden that comes with putting Biyombo on the floor for a handful of minutes.
Raptors free agency: Bismack Biyombo could be a solid rebounder.
Biyombo would be on the floor exclusively for rebounding and defense. While he wouldn’t be an instant fix for all of their problems on that side of the floor, he clearly has a long history of being able to make himself known in the paint.
Biyombo’s usage rate will be extremely low due to his inability to shoot or create for himself, but he’ll be able to help a rebounding deficient team dominate the glass. Birch isn’t the most dominant center in the world, but he has been a major net positive for this team, and there is a chance Biyombo could have a similar impact.