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Serge Ibaka | Center/Forward | #9

Team: Toronto Raptors
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 scored 18 points with eight rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers during a 94-86 win over the Mavs on Saturday.
The Raptors actually haven't been too bad without Ibaka off the court, but he's putting up some good stats these days. In his last four active games, he's averaged 16.8 points, 7.0 boards, 0.8 assists, 0.5 blocks and 2.3 treys. He's been performing as expected as a sixth-round player since arriving in The North. DeMar DeRozan also added 18 points during this win. Mar 26 - 12:42 AM

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Cory Joseph, DeMar DeRozan, P.J. Tucker, Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas will start against the Mavs on Saturday.

Ibaka is back from his one-game suspension and should see plenty of minutes against the slower Mavs team. Tucker will also remain in the starting lineup with DeMarre Carroll (back) out, but we'll see a lot of Norman Powell off the bench.
Mar 25 - 8:21 PM

Serge Ibaka has been suspended for one game.

That means he's not going to play against the Heat on Thursday. Ibaka threw multiple punches at Robin Lopez, so he was clearly going to get at least one game. With him out, Jonas Valanciunas may actually play in the fourth quarter while Pat Patterson figures to get more run.
Mar 22 - 4:54 PM

Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez were ejected from Tuesday's game in the third quarter.

Both players got tangled up and punches were thrown, but none of them landed. However, a suspension for both players is a very real possibility. If Ibaka is suspended for Thursday's game vs. the Heat, Jonas Valanciunas would likely be the biggest winner, while Patrick Patterson and maybe even Lucas Noguiera would benefit. Ibaka finished with 16 points, six rebounds, one assist and two triples in 26 minutes. You can check out the incident in the link below.
Mar 21 - 8:55 PM

Serge Ibaka was 7-of-11 from the field in Sunday's 116-91 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds and a blocked shot in 24 minutes.

Ibaka's .636 shooting percentage in the blowout win tied his best in 13 games since coming over from the Magic in a trade back in mid-February. While his offense has been better lately, he has managed just two blocked shots over past three games to give his fantasy owners a new reason to wring their hands and shake their heads.
Mar 19 - 9:19 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 10 points with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday during a 123-102 loss.

No revenge game this time. That hot start from Serge has gone south in The North. In his last three games, Ibaka averaged 6.3 points, 5.3 boards, 2.0 blocks and 0.3 treys. Obviously those blocks are great and his minutes are still likely to be over 30 when the Raptors are in a close game. Expect him to flirt with early-round value.
Mar 16 - 10:00 PM

Serge Ibaka failed to score in 32 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Monday.

He was a team-high +18, but missed all four of his field goals for his third scoreless game since 2011-12. Ibaka did add nine rebounds and two blocks, but this wasn't an easy matchup for him -- the Mavericks have allowed the third fewest fantasy points to power forwards this season. Ibaka will look to bounce back on Thursday vs. the Thunder in a "revenge game."
Mar 13 - 11:29 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting vs. the Knicks on Monday.

With Kyle Lowry (wrist) fully expected to miss several weeks, there are suddenly a lot of shots up for grabs in Toronto. Ibaka added four rebounds, one block and two triples in 34 minutes, and because of his mobility on defense, the Raptors will likely close a lot of games with him at center at the expensive of Jonas Valanciunas. He's easily the second best Raptor to own going forward behind DeMar DeRozan.
Feb 27 - 10:06 PM

Serge Ibaka finished Sunday's win vs. Portland with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

Ibaka has made a seamless transition to Toronto, to the relief of his fantasy owners, and coach Dwane Casey has clearly encouraged him to shoot from the perimeter. His arrival hasn't been good news for the team's other big men, however, particularly Lucas Nogueira (10 minutes) and Patrick Patterson (19 minutes). Ibaka should continue to flirt with early-round value down the stretch.
Feb 26 - 9:07 PM

Serge Ibaka made an instant impact in his first game as a Raptor during a win over the Celtics on Friday, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

Good defense will work for any team. Coach Dwane Casey's frontcourt of Ibaka, P.J. Tucker and DeMarre Carroll was outstanding late in this game as the closing trio with DeMar DeRozan and Cory Joseph in the backcourt. In fact, the Carroll-Tucker-Ibaka frontcourt had a +97.9 net rating in nine minutes tonight. Ibaka's fantasy value should take a hit, but he could still wind up flirting with early round value.
Feb 24 - 11:56 PM

Serge Ibaka is starting on Friday vs. the Celtics.

The Raptors are missing Kyle Lowry (wrist), so we won't know for sure how involved Ibaka will be on the offensive end until Toronto is at full strength. Make sure he's in all lineups tonight.
Feb 24 - 7:18 PM

Serge Ibaka is expected to make his debut with the Raptors on Friday vs. the Celtics.

We will get our first indication of how coach Dwane Casey plans to employ Ibaka and the rest of the Raps rotation behind him. Assuming Ibaka is installed as the starter, his minutes and production should remain steady. However, Patrick Patterson, Lucas Nogueira, Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl will have to fight for playing time off the bench.
Feb 24 - 11:40 AM

Serge Ibaka is expected to practice in full with the Raptors on Wednesday.

Ibaka wasn't able to make his Toronto debut for the final game heading into the break, but all indications are that that will happen Friday vs. Boston. Ibaka's value should relatively steady in Toronto, but his arrival is bad news for the rest-of-season outlook for guys like Jonas Valanciunas and Lucas Noguiera.
Feb 21 - 6:48 PM

Serge Ibaka will not make his debut against the Hornets on Wednesday

He did take his physical, but there is no word of him being cleared yet. That likely means Terrence Ross could also be unavailable for the Magic. With Serge out, the Raptors are likely going to have to use Jakob Poeltl, Lucas Nogueira and Pascal Siakam will get minutes. Plus, there could be some DeMarre Carroll at the four against Marvin Williams.
Feb 15 - 5:51 PM

Serge Ibaka is hopeful that he'll be able to make his Raptors' debut Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

Both Ibaka and Terrence Ross need to clear their physicals before they can suit up for their new teams, and we're still waiting for word on that. However, both guys were healthy prior to the trade, so there's a good chance both will be in action tonight. Check back for an official update closer to tip-off.
Feb 15 - 5:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
4Fred VanVleet
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Pascal Siakam
3P.J. Tucker
4Bruno Caboclo
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Patrick Patterson
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Lucas Nogueira
3Jakob Poeltl