Bobcats' Biyombo to pay Spanish club buyout clause

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MADRID (AP) — Forward Bismack Biyombo is free to join the Charlotte Bobcats after agreeing to pay the buyout clause to release him from his contract with Spanish club Fuenlabrada.

Fuenlabrada said Monday that Biyombo had agreed to pay the $1.5 million clause that will free him from the remaining two years of his contract.

Biyombo, the seventh pick in this year's NBA draft, had sought to avoid paying the fee, but his civil suit against the team was dismissed by a Spanish court late last week.

The 19-year-old Congo native has been doing individual drills in Charlotte since the end of the NBA lockout while his dispute dragged on.

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