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Reports: Suns re-sign Biyombo, trade for Landale from Hawks for depth at center

2022 NBA Playoffs - New Orleans Pelicans v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 26: Bismack Biyombo #18 of the Phoenix Suns looks on prior to the game against the New Orleans Pelicans during Round 1 Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2022 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Whatever happens with Deandre Ayton — sign-and-traded to Brooklyn for Kevin Durant, sign-and-traded somewhere else, begrudgingly re-signed and brought back to the Suns — Phoenix needed some depth at center on the roster.

Phoenix made two moves to fill that space.

First, they are re-signing Bismack Biyombo, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Biyombo was signed mid-season by the Suns and, in 36 games, averaged 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in just more than 14 minutes a night.

The Suns also traded for former Spurs backup big man Jock Landale, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Atlanta got cash back in this trade. Landale had been sent from San Antonio to Atlanta as part of the Dejounte Murray trade.

As a 26-year-old rookie, Landale got into 54 games for the Spurs last season and showed a willingness to space the floor (32.6% from 3 on 1.6 attempts a game). He played for Australia and won a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympics.

The Suns have added some respectable depth at center, but the more significant questions about the center spot in Phoenix still loom.