Defense has been a stated theme from Frank Vogel and the Orlando Magic coaching staff this offseason. That vision became clearer on Saturday, when it was reported that free agent center Bismack Biyombo was coming to Orlando.
According to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, the Magic and the Congolese big man have agreed to terms on a four-year deal. ESPN's Marc Stein followed up by say the deal is for $70 million over those four-years.
AP Source: The Orlando Magic have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal with Bismack Biyombo.— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 2, 2016
Biyombo, the seventh overall pick of the 2011 draft, spent four years as a relative unknown before making a name for himself this year with Toronto. He stepped in and became an unlikely hero for the Raptors during their run to the Eastern Conference Finals. During the playoffs, Biyombo averaged 9.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on just over 25 minutes.
Biyombo will bring athleticism and physicality to a roster which already features Serge Ibaka, Nikola Vucevic, and Aaron Gordon in the frontcourt.