The current contract of Charlotte Bobcats rookie center Bismack Biyombo has a larger buyout than originally believed, Sportando.net reported Wednesday.
According to the report, Biyombo’s contract with Fuenlabrada of the Spanish ACB has a buyout of $3 million. The club also owns 80 percent of Biyombo’s rights until June 2014, the report said.
Biyombo and his agent previously have said that the contract has a buyout of $1.4 million. NBA teams are allowed to pay up to $500,000 in buyout fees.
A native of Congo, the 6-9 Biyombo is 19 years old and was not expected to be an immediate contributor to the Bobcats. He was taken seventh overall in the 2011 draft by Sacramento and traded to Charlotte.