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Serge Ibaka | Center/Forward | #9

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Republic of Congo
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (24) / OKC
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Serge Ibaka scored eight points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.
This is pretty close to rock bottom for Serge. He's seen his usage rate really fall off and he isn't blocking shots like he usually does. His body of work suggests he'll get it turned around, so Ibaka is still a buy-low player. Feb 7 - 12:17 AM

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Serge Ibaka blocked six shots against the Magic on Wednesday with nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 36 minutes.

He had a great block on Victor Oladipo to deny the Magic from a lead before Kevin Durant hit a game-winning trey. Ibaka has not been very good lately and has only posted sixth-round value in 2016. He busted loose last year late in the season before an injury and has a very high floor, so he could improve later this year.
Feb 3 - 11:56 PM

Serge Ibaka said that spending more time away from the rim has contributed to the downward trend in his shot blocking and rebounding numbers.

"It's tough. Four years ago, I used to be in the paint most of the time, so I used to get more blocks, more rebounds," said Serge. "Now the way they play, we have to change." For the first time in Ibaka's career, Russell Westbrook is averaging more rebounds than him at 7.4 per game, although Serge has still managed to put up top-50 value on the season largely due to his 2.1 blocks per game. Ibaka qualifies as a buy-low guy, but there are no guarantees he can be a top-20 player to close out the year.
Source: Oklahoman
Feb 3 - 2:15 PM

Serge Ibaka broke out of his slump with 19 points and 10 boards vs. the Wizards on Monday.

He looked great tonight and added three assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes. He averaged just 4.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in his previous two games, so he needed tonight's performance in the worst way. His owners can deploy him with confidence on Wednesday against the Magic.
Feb 1 - 10:57 PM

Serge Ibaka made 1-of-7 from the field for two points with two rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes on Friday against the Rockets.

Gross. Ibaka put up a double-double with four blocks in his last game against the Rockets this year and he's fared well in his career. Ibaka probably burned a lot of people in DFS tonight and his season-long owners are a little disappointed too. There is still a decent chance Ibaka heats up, but the chances are shrinking.
Jan 30 - 12:19 AM

Serge Ibaka was quiet in 25 minutes vs. the Wolves, scoring six points on 2-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and zero steals or blocks.

He was coming off a big 12 & 17 double-double vs. the Knicks on Tuesday, and this snapped a streak of four double-digit scoring performances for Ibaka. He's hovering inside the top-50 for 9-cat value this season, thanks to 6.9 boards and 2.1 blocks per game, but he might not crack the top-30 unless he gets more looks offensively -- his 11.3 shot attempts are his lowest since the 2012-13 season.
Jan 28 - 12:10 AM

Serge Ibaka had 12 points, a season-high 17 rebounds and two blocks in 47 minutes of Tuesday's overtime win over the Knicks.

Ibaka has hit double digits in rebounding just seven times on the entire season, so tonight's line was a big deal. The Knicks tend to give it up to opposing bigs and Ibaka took advantage. If you're looking to move him, this is a nice sell-high moment.
Jan 26 - 11:02 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting during Friday's win over the Mavs, but added just three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one block and three turnovers to his stat line.

Aside from his field goal percentage (49.5), Ibaka’s numbers are down across the board this season, and he’s turning in just fourth-round value on the year behind averages of 13.2 points, 6.8 boards, 2.3 blocks and 0.8 three-pointers per game. Because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are such a dominant factor in everything OKC does, there are no guarantees Ibaka can get into that top-20 range this season.
Jan 22 - 11:14 PM

Serge Ibaka was held to just four points on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets, adding 10 boards, three assists and two blocks in 36 minutes.

He shot just 2-of-8 from the field in 36 minutes, and he also got beat up in the paint by Kenneth Faried who finished with seven total offensive boards. He is averaging 12.8 points, 8.2 boards and 2.0 blocks over his last five games, so he's only returning fifth-round value in that span. He has some buy-low appeal, and he should be much better vs. the Hornets on Wednesday.
Jan 20 - 12:06 AM

Serge Ibaka stayed hot offensively on Sunday, hitting 9-of-15 shots to finish with 19 points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, one steal and only one turnover in 33 minutes.

The Thunder held the Heat to just 74 points tonight. They've allowed only 87.5 points in their past four home games, winning all four by an average margin of 20.5 points. That bodes well for their playoff standing with five of their next six games coming at home, beginning Tuesday vs. the visiting Nuggets.
Jan 17 - 9:52 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 20 points against the Mavs on Wednesday with 11 rebounds, three blocks, five turnovers and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He's really hot from deep in his last three, making 9-of-12 (75 percent) while he's blocked at least two shots in each game, as well. Ibaka does have some high turnovers this month and he's not scoring a ton, so his value isn't trending up yet. He's put up fourth-round value in his last 20 games. It feels like he'll be getting really hot soon.
Jan 14 - 12:35 AM

Serge Ibaka had just eight points, eight rebounds, a steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

When you play alongside two of the league's best scorers, off scoring nights will happen, but he at least came through with the blocks and 3-pointers.
Jan 13 - 12:30 AM

Serge Ibaka scored 14 efficient points on Sunday, sinking 5-of-7 shots with four of his makes coming from downtown.

Ibaka didn't miss behind the arc and his 3-point ability remains a key part of OKC's offensive strategy, even if his 1.7 attempts per game are way down from last season (3.2). He was coming off a pair of disappointing games and tonight's line won't assuage all of his owners, but Ibaka is still a steady top-40 value in roto leagues.
Jan 11 - 12:04 AM

Serge Ibaka played only 25 minutes as the Thunder cruised past the Grizzlies on Wednesday, scoring seven points with five rebounds and one block.

The veteran PF logged 40 minutes vs. Sacramento on Monday and he played at least 30 in his past six games, so it seems coach Billy Donovan used a double-digit lead as an excuse to rest him. He'll be back to providing early-round value when the Thunder face the Lakers in L.A. on Friday.
Jan 7 - 1:20 AM

Serge Ibaka scored a season-high 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting in Monday's loss to the Kings.

It was easily his best game of the season, as he also contributed seven boards, one assist, five blocks, one steal and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes. He also matched his season high in minutes and 3-pointers, and it's safe to say that he will take on a larger role in the offense if Kevin Durant (toe) is forced to miss any more time.
Jan 5 - 2:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
3Cameron Payne
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Anthony Morrow
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Steve Novak
4Josh Huestis
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
C1Steven Adams
2Enes Kanter
3Dakari Johnson