Raptors Considering Bismack Biyombo, According To Report

NBA Draft rumors are picking up as the June 23 derby approaches. The Toronto Raptors will host Congolese big man Bismack Biyombo for a workout on Monday and are considering him at the No. 5 pick, reports Chad Ford.

Biyombo burst on the scene two months ago at the Nike Hoop Summit after ascending from the Yemeni pro league to the top level of basketball in Spain in just a year. Biyombo, a 6'9 athletic wonder, had the first triple-double in the history of the Hoop Summit, competing against the United States' top high school prospects.

But a workout held for a number of teams last weekend in Treviso, Italy, showed off the prospect's raw offense, and may have hurt his draft status. That led to an unplanned American tour kicking off Monday in Toronto. Ford reports that Biyombo will visit the Detroit Pistons (No. 8) on Tuesday and the New York Knicks (No. 17, but reportedly interested in moving up) on Wednesday before the Thursday draft in Newark, New Jersey.

For more on the Raptors, visit Raptors HQ.

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