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Serge Ibaka | Center/Forward | #7

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: Republic of Congo
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (24) / OKC
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Serge Ibaka tied his season high with five blocked shots during Wednesday's game, adding 11 points, seven boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 25 minutes.
The blocks are a terrific sight for Ibaka's fantasy owners, as he was averaging a mere 0.6 swats in his previous eight games. His recent shoulder injury hasn't been an issue since he returned on Jan. 13, and if the blocks keep coming his value would trend upward in a hurry. Jan 18 - 11:45 PM

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Serge Ibaka played 32 minutes and scored 13 points with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in Saturday’s 107-114 loss to the Jazz.

It was his second game back since returning from a one-game absence with a shoulder injury and he appears to be just fine. This was a tough matchup, so his lack of rebounds was to be expected. His next game is against the Nuggets, a team he scored 22 points with four rebounds and four blocks against in their last meeting. He attempted seven 3-pointers tonight, so his shoulder injury has not affected his confidence as a shooter.
Jan 15 - 12:54 AM

Serge Ibaka (shoulder) will start against the Jazz on Saturday.

He was listed as questionable for a shoulder issue, but he looked fine on Friday with 13 points and 10 boards at Portland. Expect him to have a tough game in a bad matchup, but season-long owners still have to start him.
Jan 14 - 7:36 PM

Serge Ibaka (right shoulder) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He had some kinesio tape on his shooting shoulder on Friday and he did only take 10 attempts from the field. Although, he attempted six treys, so he had the confidence on long-range shots. Ibaka looked fine for most of Friday's game, so we're still expecting him to play. If he doesn't, the Magic may turn to Bismack Biyombo more often after he played just one minute combined next to Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic. Plus, Jeff Green would get a big bump.
Jan 14 - 2:26 PM

Serge Ibaka (shoulder) returned from a one-game absence in Friday's 115-109 win over the Blazers and scored 13 points with 10 rebounds.

He was sporting some tape on his shoulder but didn't appear to be limited tonight. He finished 4-of-10 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line with three 3-pointers, one assist and a block, but only played 29 minutes due to foul trouble. He's going to start beside Nikola Vucevic as opposed to Bismack Biyombo going forward, so it's worth noting that both his usage rate and offensive rating takes a slight hit next to Vooch. He's going to be fine either way and hopefully his shoulder won't be an issue in Saturday's tough matchup vs. the Jazz on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Jan 14 - 12:44 AM

Serge Ibaka (shoulder) will start against the Blazers on Friday night and Jeff Green will move back to the bench.

he went through 3-on-3 on Thursday and getting the nod before pre-game warmups are done is a great sign he's ready to go for a full workload. There is some talk of the Magic wanting to go small before the Ibaka lineups with Bismack Biyombo haven't gone well. Whatever the case, it shouldn't affect Ibaka. Get him in your lineups.
Jan 13 - 8:51 PM

Serge Ibaka (shoulder) went through 3-on-3 drills and should be able to play on Friday against the Blazers.

He was a game-time decision for Wednesday, but was ruled out after a pre-game workout didn't go well. Ibaka also didn't go through shootaround on Wednesday. Ibaka has been one of the most durable players in the NBA, so expect him to be out there. We'll see if the shoulder sprain on his shooting arm does affect him.
Jan 12 - 6:10 PM

Serge Ibaka (shoulder) won't play vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, but an MRI was negative and he hopes to return on Friday.

Ibaka didn't practice on Tuesday or go through shootaround, but he tested his shoulder in pre-game warmups before being ruled out. He's day-to-day and could return as soon as Friday vs. the Blazers, but in the meantime there will be more minutes available for Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green, and potentially Nikola Vucevic.
Jan 11 - 9:18 PM

Serge Ibaka (shoulder) will test out his shoulder and is a game-time decision for Wednesday against the Clippers.

We may not get an official update on Serge until right before tip. If he can't go, we'll see more Jeff Green, Aaron Gordon and Bismack Biyombo.
Jan 11 - 9:11 PM

Serge Ibaka (right shoulder) did not participate in shootaround and remains questionable for Wednesday night against the Clippers.

It's his shooting shoulder, so Ibaka has a real chance to miss this game. On the other hand, he has been very durable in his NBA career, which has to count for something. If he can't go, Nikola Vucevic and Jeff Green could be candidates to start while Aaron Gordon would get a nice boost as well.
Jan 11 - 3:21 PM

Serge Ibaka (right shoulder) did not practice on Tuesday and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

Ibaka hurt his right shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Lakers, and him sitting out practice isn't a great sign regarding his status for Wednesday's game. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Nikola Vucevic would have the opportunity to move back into the starting lineup and perhaps Aaron Gordon could spend more time at the four-spot. Stay tuned.
Jan 10 - 6:06 PM

Serge Ibaka has been ejected for two technical fouls against the Hawks on Wednesday.

He picked up his second technical for arguing with referee Lauren Holtkamp. Ibaka may have had a case because it looked like the ball didn't go out off him. Moving forward, this shouldn't result in any further punishment. Ibaka finished with nine points, 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Jan 4 - 9:20 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 19 points with 11 rebounds, five blocks, two assists, two steals and one triple in Friday's 109-90 win over the Lakers.

The Magic recorded a team-record nine blocks in the first quarter alone. This was Ibaka's third double-double of the season and his second game with 15+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ blocks. He finished 8-of-15 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with one turnover, and he's now scored 19 or more points in three straight games with a combined eight 3-pointers in that span. With that said, Monday's matchup with Memphis could slow him down, as they are the top-ranked defensive team in the NBA.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:46:00 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers against the Knicks on Thursday.

He scored 20 points on Tuesday and now has two streaks of multiple games with at least 20 points. He didn't have any of those streaks last year, which may have been part of the reason he's on the Magic now. Ibaka has been rock solid in fantasy with third-round value in standard leagues this season.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Serge Ibaka was quiet during Sunday's lopsided home loss, scoring 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting with four boards in just 22 minutes.

It's the third-lowest playing time of the season for Ibaka, but this can be written off as a blowout-induced dud. Evan Fournier led the team with 16 points and coach Frank Vogel went deep into his bench, playing all 13 of his active players. Ibaka's owners should expect much better on Tuesday vs. a Miami team that is starting Josh McRoberts at PF.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D.J. Augustin
2Elfrid Payton
3C.J. Watson
SG1Evan Fournier
2Jodie Meeks
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Aaron Gordon
2Jeff Green
3Mario Hezonja
4Damjan Rudez
PF1Serge Ibaka
C1Bismack Biyombo
2Nikola Vucevic
3Stephen Zimmerman