Mark Daigneault provides optimistic update on Bismack Biyombo after frightening fall vs Trail Blazers

Over the years, there have been multiple instances where the sports world prioritized the well-being of an athlete above everything else. Something similar occurred on Wednesday when a courtside moment caught the immediate attention of everyone present and those watching at home.

OKC Congolese center Bismack Biyombo was among the players during a group huddle when the unexpected incident happened. Shocking everyone around, Biyombo fainted and fell back first on the floor before his teammates could react to the situation. Now, more details of the harrowing event have emerged.

Mark Daigneault offers postive update on Bismack Biyombo

The Oklahoma City Thunder were taken aback when their new addition to the roster, Bismack Biyombo, suddenly collapsed during a game. Although head coach Mark Daigneault has given a positive response when asked about the 31-year-old’s update.

In the game between the Trail Blazers and OKC, Biyombo shook hands with his teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander near the reserve bench. Right after that, the former Grizzlies player, who was in his warmup clothes, collapsed on a teammate. His teammates and the medical unit came around for his help and took him to the locker room.

Sometime later he was “cleared of any serious medical issues by Blazers physicians” but the franchise did not want to take any risk so they held him for the rest of the game and did not let him play.

When asked about Biyombo’s health, coach Daigneault said, “He’s fine. He just fainted, basically.” The HC confessed it was nothing serious, adding, “He was in the locker room at halftime laughing and joking.”

Despite such a shocking moment for the team, OKC kept their composure to win 128-120 over the Blazers, maintaining a 43-19 win-loss record.

What is Bismack Biyombo’s impact on OKC Thunder?

Bismack Biyombo was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 10, after playing 30 games for them and giving shocks since the initial days. The Congolese professional appeared in 4 games with the OKC till now but got fewer minutes on the floor. The veteran averaged 0.5 points, 1 rebound and 0.3 assists in 5.8 minutes per game.

Since entering the NBA, Biyombo has played for multiple teams, like Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets, Raptors, Magic, Suns and the Grizzlies in his 13-season long career. With the experience he gathered in so many years, he could provide OKC with the depth and the veteran experience they need.

The OKC are currently in the second position of the Western Conference table and will face Jimmy Butler’s Miami Heat in their next game on Saturday where Biyombo could be seen coming off the bench after proper monitoring.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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