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Serge Ibaka | Center/Forward | #9

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: Republic of Congo
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (24) / OKC
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Serge Ibaka and C.J. Miles will start Game 4 on Monday alongside Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and OG Anunoby.
Going back to Ibaka is a strange decision given his struggles, but the Raptors will be able to increase the pace with this lineup. Jonas Valanciunas will head back to the bench and his role is completely up in the air, while Fred VanVleet should still see a good chunk of minutes off the bench if his shoulder continues to hold up. May 7 - 8:26 PM

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Serge Ibaka moved to the bench against the Cavs on Saturday in Game 3, scoring 11 points with eight rebounds, one assist, four blocks, one 3-pointer and six fouls in 28 minutes.

He was not effective in the first half, but Ibaka made some plays on the second half with blocks and scoring in the paint to keep the Raptors in it until the last play. Before fouling out with 15 seconds left, he did also close this game out as the five man as the Raptors made a comeback, so he may be back in coach Dwane Casey's good graces. Encouraging game aside, there will be plenty of risk in using Serge in DFS for Game 4.
May 5 - 11:24 PM

Serge Ibaka said he was "so disappointed" by his performance in Game 2 vs. Cleveland on Thursday.

Ibaka was invisible in arguably the most important game in franchise history, finishing with just two points, six rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes. "I was just so disappointed in myself in that moment," said Ibaka after the game. "It's one of those moments where you start thinking I just wish I can be out there playing my best game I can, like I've always done, to help my team. It just sucks, man. It sucks." The Raps will obviously need far better production from Serge if they want to compete with the Cavs.
May 4 - 9:03 AM

Serge Ibaka was a no-show during a loss to the Cavs on Thursday, scoring two points with six rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes.

He was terrible and he got the quick hook in the second half with less than two minutes off the clock in the third quarter. Ibaka has been late on everything for defense and he missed all five from the field on offense today. He was brutal in Game 1 and coach Dwane Casey has to consider taking him out of the starting lineup after this dud.
May 3 - 8:40 PM

Serge Ibaka shot a late 3-pointer and came down on LeBron James' foot, spraining his right ankle or foot in Tuesday's thrilling Game 1 loss to the Cavaliers.

Ibaka calmly stayed in the game and hit all three free throws he was awarded because James didn't allow him room to land, helping the Raptors hold a 105-101 lead with 1:42 left in the game. Of course, it wasn't enough in the end, but Ibaka, who had just nine points and two rebounds, was at least clutch in that instant. He really didn't play well tonight, but should be able to bounce back in Game 2. Hopefully the foot and ankle don't swell up on him overnight.
May 1 - 11:31 PM

Serge Ibaka was nowhere to be seen during Game 5, contributing three points, two rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 23 minutes.

The Wizards gave up the 7th-most points per game to opposing power forwards this season, and Ibaka was cruising through Games 1-2 with averages of 16.5 points, 2.0 triples, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. He's vanished since then with just 4.3 points and a mere 4.0 shot attempts per game, and it's impossible to trust him for DFS while his role is so diminished.
Apr 25 - 10:01 PM

Serge Ibaka made 8-of-11 from the field for 23 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

He did a little bit of everything to help him get extra minutes, including closing next to Bebe Noguiera. Ibaka's 33 minutes today are the most he's played in a game that ended in regular since Feb. 1 against these Wizards. If the Raptors get a strong series from Serge this could be a quick round.
Apr 14 - 8:30 PM

Serge Ibaka is fine and he will be available for Game 1 against the Wizards.

He got the night off on Wednesday, but did take a shot to his mouth earlier this week. Ibaka's minutes have come down because of the emergence of Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl. It'll be interesting to see how coach Dwane Casey handles the minutes.
Apr 12 - 6:47 PM

Serge Ibaka (rest), Fred VanVleet (rest, back) and Lucas Nogueira (hamstring) will not play Monday against the Pistons.

Ibaka will be receiving a rest day on the second leg of this back-to-back set, but the Raptors should be getting DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas back tonight. Pascal Siakam could be looking at a spot-start sans Ibaka, and there will be more minutes available for Jakob Poeltl with Bebe watching from the sidelines. Ibaka and FVV should be back in action for the Raptors' regular-season finale on Wednesday.

Serge Ibaka finished with a game-high 25 points over just 27 minutes in Friday's 93-72 rout of the Pacers.

Ibaka was a very efficient 10-of-13 from the field, including 5-of-7 from downtown, and he added eight rebounds with a steal and just one turnover for a plus-25 rating. It was his highest-scoring game as a member of the Raptors, too. All Toronto starters were plus-16 or better, leading to plenty of rest for the starters in the second half. Next up is a home date with the Magic on Sunday evening.
Apr 6 - 10:23 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's easy win over the Celtics, adding six rebounds, one 3-pointer, two assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 29 minutes.

Ibaka has been on a roll over the past five games, flirting with top-40 value in 9-cat leagues behind averages of 14.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.8 triples, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 turnovers per game on 50.9% shooting. He's heating up at the right time in fantasy hoops, so hopefully, he can avoid getting randomly yanked by Dwane Casey over the final four games of the season.
Apr 5 - 12:03 AM

Serge Ibaka scored 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds and a blocked shot across 32 minutes in Saturday's 110-99 loss in Boston.

Ibaka was tremendously efficient from the field, going 5-of-7, including a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc. He also had an assist with just two turnovers and might have done more if not for five personal fouls keeping him on the pine for longer stretches in the second half. The outing marked just his second double-double in 20 games dating back to Feb. 14. He hasn't had back-to-back double-doubles all season. He'll look to remedy that situation on Tuesday in Cleveland.
Mar 31 - 10:11 PM

Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas are listed as the starters for Wednesday against the Cavs on Wednesday.

This is a little bit of a surprise for Ibaka, who hasn't had a game off recently unlike Lowry and DeRozan. For now, plan on the Raptors giving their first unit decent work, but there's some risk in using them in DFS.
Mar 21 - 6:20 PM

Serge Ibaka couldn't get his shot to drop on Sunday, going 2-of-11 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line on his way to seven points over 29 minutes.

Ibaka added one 3-pointer, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers while he was out there, but he really struggled to get anything going against OKC's defense. Jonas Valanciunas (who struggled with foul trouble) wasn't much better, finishing with 10 points, two boards, two assists, three turnovers and nothing else across 22 minutes, but we'd expect a bit of a bounce-back performance from both these guys on Tuesday in Orlando.
Mar 18 - 5:14 PM

Serge Ibaka was ejected in the second quarter on Wednesday, finishing with four points, two rebounds and three personal fouls in 12 minutes.

Ibaka and Blake Griffin were getting physical throughout the first half, and Ibaka took exception to a foul called on him. He didn't do anything demonstrative enough to warrant further punishment, though, and could even have a technical rescinded upon further review. On the plus side, he'll be very well rested for Friday's showdown with the visiting Rockets.
Mar 7 - 9:02 PM