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Serge Ibaka | Center/Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Republic of Congo
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Serge Ibaka made 7-of-8 from the field for 14 points against the Pistons on Friday with four rebounds and four blocks in 32 minutes.
That's a tidy line right there and further proof that Ibaka is just better when Kevin Durant is on the floor. Ibaka has 10 blocks in his last three games and still has just fifth-round value on the year, so he is a decent buy-low player with KD looking like he's all world again. Nov 28 - 2:14 AM

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Serge Ibaka struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Jazz, finishing with 11 points, four boards, four blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

All things considered, this was a decent line for Ibaka if you forget about his four turnovers. The Jazz are an incredible team on the defensive end with guys like Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors patrolling the paint, so Ibaka should have a much easier time against Thaddeus Young and the Nets on Wednesday.
Nov 24 - 12:35 AM

Serge Ibaka got going offensively on Sunday with 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

He was just 6-of-24 in his previous two games and his scoring was a welcome sight for OKC's offense, especially with Kevin Durant (hamstring) still unavailable. The bad news is that Ibaka has zero steals and one block in his past two games, but he should have better luck vs. Utah on Monday.
Nov 22 - 9:47 PM

Serge Ibaka scored eight points on 4-of-13 from the field against the Knicks on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

He had 13 blocks in his last three games, but he didn't have any tonight because the Knicks didn't attack him at the rim and he was outside of the paint a lot. Ibaka is also coming off a 2-of-11 from the field on Wednesday, so he's in a mini slump. He'll bounce back soon and Kevin Durant's return will help.
Nov 21 - 1:17 AM

Serge Ibaka scored 18 points with nine rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

He's rolling right now. Ibaka has 13 blocks in his last three games, and he's now 7-of-13 from deep on the season. Ibaka actually puts up better numbers with Kevin Durant (hamstring), so KD's return shouldn't affect Ibaka negatively.
Nov 16 - 11:53 PM

Serge Ibaka blocked a season-high seven shots against the 76ers on Friday with 11 points, seven boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in just 29 minutes.

The 76ers tried to eat inside on Serge and he wasn't having it. He blocked Jahlil Okafor four times and Nerlens Noel twice. Ibaka is putting up second-round on the season and he really just needs to stay healthy to stay in that range going forward.
Nov 14 - 3:26 AM

Serge Ibaka hit 9-of-15 shots and 3-of-3 3-pointers for a season-high 23 points to go along with six rebounds, but didn't have a steal or a block in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.

Ibaka had his first 20-point game of the season tonight and it was no coincidence that Kevin Durant left in the second quarter with a hamstring injury. After blocking a shot in his first six games, Ibaka has now gone two straight without one. They're coming, and he will continue to score if Durant misses more time.
Nov 10 - 10:00 PM

Serge Ibaka played a season-high 40 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with 17 points, six rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

He made his first 3-pointer of the season tonight and only had one attempt. Ibaka has multiple blocks in every single game this season. Ibaka should be looking at minutes in the upper 30s while Steven Adams (back) is out, but he'll flirt with first-round value regardless.
Nov 5 - 10:59 PM

Serge Ibaka said he is not going to force 3-pointers.

He only has taken three attempts from deep on the season, which is way down from his 3.2 per game last year. Interestingly, Ibaka was open (defender at least four feet away) for 3.0 attempts per game last season, so taking contested threes are not his thing. He should get more attempts soon.
Nov 4 - 3:38 PM

Serge Ibaka dominated against the Nuggets on Sunday with 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and five blocks in 31 minutes.

He has nine blocks in his three games to go with averages of 12.0 points, 8.0 boards, 1.7 dimes and 2.0 turnovers. Ibaka is giving just what his owners asked for and he shows no signs of slowing down. He's much better when he's next to Kevin Durant.
Nov 1 - 11:18 PM

Serge Ibaka scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting with 12 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Friday's double-overtime loss to the Magic.

Box score watchers will see a fairly standard line but he was benched at one point down the stretch and his performance wasn't up to his normal lofty standards. We'll be on the lookout for any minor injuries, and otherwise look for him to bounce back the next time out.
Oct 31 - 12:10 AM

Billy Donovan said he's "very comfortable" with Serge Ibaka taking the 3-point shot.

"I feel very comfortable with him shooting threes, even corner threes, because of the time and effort he's put into it," Donovan said. "but also he's a proven shooter – he's a really good catch-and-shoot guy and that's a unique combination for a frontcourt player in the league to have." Ibaka, who made 77-of-205 3-pointers last season (37.6 percent), and he's going to be firing away again in 2015-16.
Source: Oklahoman
Oct 26 - 10:11 AM

Serge Ibaka was a force on the defensive end in Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz, scoring 14 points with five boards and five blocks in 33 minutes.

Ibaka should really benefit this season with Billy Donovan at the helm and he should get a lot of easy looks with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant looking like they are already in mid-season form. Despite a slightly disappointing 2014-15 season, Ibaka should have a nice bounce-back year and he is a nice target in the early rounds.
Oct 21 - 12:29 AM

Serge Ibaka bounced back after a pair of sluggish games to finish Sunday's victory with 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting, one 3-pointer, six rebounds and one steal.

He logged 32 minutes and once again showed a willingness to step outside, taking half of his attempts from beyond 15 feet. Don't let a mildly disappointing 2014-15 campaign dissuade you from drafting Ibaka in the early rounds.
Oct 18 - 10:12 PM

Serge Ibaka (rest) will not play on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

Ibaka will join Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the sidelines. Head coach Billy Donovan will try to make Ibaka a larger part of the offense that former coach Scott Brooks did, and he is an excellent pick in the early rounds despite a slow start in the preseason.
Oct 16 - 1:14 PM