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Serge Ibaka | Center/Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Republic of Congo
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Serge Ibaka had a season-high seven blocks on Tuesday vs. the Kings, adding nine points, six boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.
The blocks were great, but the rest of the line was rather boring and there is no question that he has really struggled rebounding the ball this season. Ibaka should break out of his slump soon, and owners will have no choice but to be patient with him. He is still a must-start player, though. Dec 17 - 1:19 AM

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Serge Ibaka stayed cold on Sunday with 12 points, four rebounds and no blocks in just 18 minutes.

He got into some foul trouble and then the Thunder ran away with the game. He had zero rebounds last Thursday before fouling out and is mired in a slump, averaging 12.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his last five games. He's had five or fewer rebounds in four of his last five games, but owners have to keep running him out there and hope that he'll break out of the funk sooner than later.
Dec 15 - 8:52 AM

Serge Ibaka fouled out in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday, scoring seven points with one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

It was his first game without a rebound since 2011 and the fourth of his career. Ibaka's rebounding average dropped to 7.2 per game, which is down from 8.8 last season. This will probably be one of his worst games, so feel free to try and buy low while you can.
Dec 11 - 10:28 PM

Serge Ibaka made all five of his field goals and all five of his free throws to finish Tuesday's home victory with 15 points in just 24 minutes of action.

The low playing time isn't a lasting problem and Ibaka's efficiency is a great sight, as he's been able to pick his spots offensively now that Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are back in action. Ibaka added two steals and three blocks to round out a thoroughly satisfactory line for his fantasy owners.
Dec 9 - 11:31 PM

Serge Ibaka stepped up in Sunday's 96-94 win vs. the Pistons with 13 points, 13 rebounds (six offensive), four blocks and only one turnover in 33 minutes.

We've been anticipating a return to form for Ibaka once OKC's superstars returned to action, and this is an encouraging step in that direction. This was his fifth double-double of the season and he's averaging 3.3 blocks over the past six games, helping him creep toward top-40 value after a slow start to the season.
Dec 7 - 9:14 PM

Serge Ibaka had six points (3-of-11 FGs), three rebounds and four blocks on Tuesday, the first game in which OKC has had Ibaka, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook all available.

Ibaka was asked to play an unfamiliar offensive role to begin the season, and he should creep back toward elite value now that he's free to pick his spots more judiciously. He's blocked 13 shots in the past four games, which is huge for his fantasy value, but the buy-low window remains propped open thanks to his abnormally poor shooting this season.
Dec 2 - 11:31 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 14 points with six rebounds and one 3-pointer but did not have any defensive stats in Friday's blowout win over the Knicks.

If this game hadn't been so lopsided we might care about this. Ibaka has spent a lot of energy carrying the team the past month and we expect his game to revert toward previous seasons now that the band is getting back together.
Nov 29 - 1:57 AM

Serge Ibaka's streak of solid games continued on Wednesday with 20 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and four blocks vs. the Jazz.

His big night helped the Thunder snap a six-game losing streak, and it's what fantasy owners have been waiting for most of the season -- he racked up defensive stats while consistently scoring from distance (all but five of Ibaka's 19 shots came outside of the paint). He's found his footing after a rocky few weeks to start the season, and he should only improve upon the return of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Nov 27 - 12:03 AM

Serge Ibaka tied his season high with five blocks in Sunday's tough loss to the Warriors, while scoring 16 points on 5-of-17 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws.

Ibaka also grabbed eight rebounds and the blocks are a welcome sight for his fantasy owners, even if his poor FG percentages are an ongoing concern. He was 0-of-2 from downtown tonight, but 11 shots came from outside 10 feet of the rim, as coach Scott Brooks has encouraged Ibaka to fire away beyond the paint. Shot selection has taken a major toll on Ibaka's FG percentages, but the return of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook should have an ameliorative effect.
Nov 23 - 10:07 PM

Serge Ibaka has tied his career highs for both 3-point makes (23) and attempts (60) this season, and coach Scott Brooks expects the trend to continue.

"He doesn’t necessarily have to live out there and shoot 10 a game," Brooks said. "But three or four a game is a good number for him." The increase in perimeter shooting has been a mixed blessing -- Thunder writer Anthony Slater notes that Ibaka is taking only 26 percent of his shots within 10 feet of the rim this year, down from 47 percent last year. As a consequence his FG percentage has fallen dramatically, from 53.6 percent to a career-worst 46.5 percent.
Source: Oklahoman
Nov 23 - 11:07 AM

Serge Ibaka went off for 22 points, 13 rebounds, zero blocks and two 3-pointers on 9-of-15 shooting on Wednesday.

Owners might think this is a season high for Ibaka, who has been pretty quiet thus far, but he had a 25-point game back on Nov. 4. This was his first 20-point game since, and while the lack of blocks was a little disappointing, we doubt owners are complaining. Hopefully this is a sign he's about to get hot, although most decent big men have a lot of success against the Nuggets.
Nov 20 - 2:44 AM

Serge Ibaka had a rough night on Tuesday, making only 2-of-13 FGs to finish a lopsided road loss with six points, six rebounds, one steal and one block.

Ibaka's sweet-spot is as a second-option or third-option in the OKC offense, and his numbers should pick up once Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant get back on the court. He's still a top-50 value through 12 games, despite his disappointing start to the season, and fantasy owners should target him as a prime buy-low option.
Nov 18 - 11:37 PM

Serge Ibaka uncorked nine 3-point attempts in the Thunder's 96-89 overtime loss to the Pistons on Friday, hitting three of them en route to 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks.

Ibaka hit 8-of-20 shots overall and the added offensive responsibilities have actually hurt his value. He's not blocking nearly as many shots as he normally does and his efficiency is way down, but the experience should be a bonus when he's moved back into his supporting role as the year goes on. Owners certainly shouldn't be panicking at all.
Nov 15 - 2:32 AM

Serge Ibaka shot 4-of-13 from the field on Tuesday to finish with 14 points, seven boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

It was a disappointing night for Ibaka, as he couldn't seem to find his rhythm all game. He has been lethal from deep early on this season, but his defensive stats have been lacking. However, the Thunder are going to continue to rely heavily on him until Russell Westbrook (hand) and Kevin Durant (foot) return so owners should expect better nights ahead.
Nov 11 - 11:11 PM

Serge Ibaka hit a career-high four 3-pointers in the Thunder's 91-89 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday, finishing with 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting, seven rebounds, five turnovers and no steals or blocks.

Ibaka taking on offensive responsibilities and shooting more threes isn't necessarily good for his value. He's blocked just 1.3 shots with just 0.3 steals per game over six contests, negating the 2.3 threes per game he's hitting. When it's all said and done he still profiles as a first-to-second round value on the year.
Nov 8 - 3:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Ishmael Smith
SG1Andre Roberson
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Anthony Morrow
4Lance Thomas
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Steven Adams
2Kendrick Perkins
3Mitch McGary