Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer has reported the FBIA as having declined to allow the NBA to sign Biyombo, the Bobcats’ #7 pick. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/07/29/2490379/fiba-denies-biyombo-clearance.html
Quick Analysis: Is this big news? This feels like big news. Is it? Yes? Please?
Sadly no. This is not big news. The Bobcats apparently were well aware Biyombo’s current Spanish club would enforce the buyout clause in his contract, 1 million of which Biyombo will be responsible for paying on his own. As it is that Biyombo has guaranteed 100% he will be playing in the NBA next season–RIP lockout–it is safe for us to assume he fully intends on paying that 1 mill. Issue resolved.
Big news? In our wildest dreams. This lockout sucks.