Bismack Biyombo will become an unrestricted free agent after the Charlotte Hornets declined to tender him a qualifying offer on Monday, a source told Yahoo Sports.
Biyombo averaged 4.8 points on 54.3 percent shooting from the field, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in about 19 minutes per game last season. The 6-foot-9, 245-pounder was the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings before his rights were traded to Charlotte.
The four-year NBA veteran will be free to agree to a contract with any team once free agency begins Wednesday.
The Hornets have been busy re-tooling their roster. In three trades last week, Charlotte acquired Nicolas Batum, Spencer Hawes and Jeremy Lamb. They also selected 7-foot-1 forward/center Frank Kaminsky from Wisconsin with the ninth pick in the draft on Thursday, and have traded away Lance Stephenson, Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson this month.