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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 hit just 5-of-15 shots and missed all four of his 3-point attempts to finish with just 10 points, five rebounds and four blocks in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.
Ibaka never got it going on Tuesday, but played 31 minutes and the four blocks were helpful. Ibaka may not be living up to the hype for a deep Orlando team, but is still producing effectively, and has knocked down five 3-pointers with 14 blocks over his last five games. Dec 6 - 9:55 PM

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Serge Ibaka filled up the boxscore on Sunday with 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocked shots.

Ibaka got off to a slow start this season but he's coming on strong in Orlando's past dozen games, averaging 16.1 points, 7.6 boards, 2.3 blocks, 1.5 triples and 1.0 assists, on 50.0 percent FGs and 87.5 percent FTs. That's good for top-30 value and he shows no signs of slowing down.
Dec 4 - 8:39 PM

Serge Ibaka, coming off an 18-point game on Tuesday, hit 4-of-10 shots for 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in 32 minutes of a tough loss to the Grizzlies.

The Magic blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter to lose the game, while the Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak with the win. While Ibaka's not exactly crushing it every night, he's still a pretty good player, and is worthy of a fourth-round fantasy pick this season in nine-category leagues. He's playing well right now, averaging 14.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games.
Dec 2 - 12:10 AM

Serge Ibaka scored a team-high 18 points with seven rebounds in a 95-83 win over the Spurs on Tuesday.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Magic. Ibaka shot 7-of-11 from the field and added two assists, two steals, one block and two triples in 34 minutes. He's rolling over his last three games, averaging 18.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.7 triples in that span.
Nov 29 - 11:51 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 19 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers against the Wizards on Friday.

He took a bad fall in the second half in a collision under the basket with Otto Porter. Ibaka landed on his tailbone, but was also grabbing his wrist after the game. For now, he looks to be fine. His fantasy value is also fine in his last five averaging 15.2 points, 7.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.6 blocks, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He's on a roll and shows no signs of slowing down.
Nov 25 - 9:51 PM

Serge Ibaka was quiet in 32 minutes vs. the Suns, going 2-of-9 from the field for five points with four rebounds and three blocks.

Orlando came in averaging a paltry 92.3 points per game. They faced a Suns defense that's given up more points than any other team, yet they still managed just 87 points tonight. Ibaka in particular didn't benefit from the matchup, taking only three shots in the entire first half. He'll be better than this most nights, but Orlando's stagnant offense makes it unlikely he'll have a big year scoring the ball.
Nov 23 - 10:09 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 21 points with eight rebounds, one assist, three blocks, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes in a 93-89 loss to the Bucks on Monday.

He's been a completely new player since his revenge game against the Thunder on Nov. 13. This was his second game in a row with three blocks and his third game in a row in which he shot 50 percent or above from the field. He's averaging 17.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers over his last five games and continues to trend up. He could flirt with early-round value very soon if he keeps this pace up.
Nov 22 - 12:08 AM

Serge Ibaka scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

He's back on track offensively thanks to his revenge game for the ages back on Nov. 13 at Oklahoma City. Ibaka has made two 3-pointers in four of his last five games and he's been better on the glass. Ibaka is up to eighth round value in standard leagues and is climb. He's starting to look like an early-round guy.
Nov 20 - 1:05 AM

Serge Ibaka bounced back offensively on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-13 shots for 16 points with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds and one assist.

A team that tried to build a defensive identity this offseason, acquiring both Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo, has instead fallen to 29th in defensive efficiency this year. They held the Pelicans to 36.6 percent shooting tonight, but New Orleans was missing resident superstar Anthony Davis. The good news is that Orlando's struggles aren't likely to impact Ibaka's role.
Nov 16 - 9:48 PM

Serge Ibaka, who went off for 31 points against the Thunder on Sunday, hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points and 13 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

He didn't hit a 3-pointer or block a shot tonight, marking just the second time this season he hasn't had at least one or the other. Ibaka gave frustrated owners a lot of hope after last night's explosion against his former team, but he was back to his mediocre ways tonight. There's no shortage of bigs in Orlando and it's making life a little tricky for all of them.
Nov 14 - 9:50 PM

Serge Ibaka hit a game-winner in his return to OKC on Sunday, finishing with a career-high 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting, two 3-pointers, nine rebounds and four blocked shots.

Revenge game, anyone? Ibaka recently apologized for his poor play to start the season, admitting that he's "just trying to find a rhythm on defense and offense with new teammates, a new coach." Playing in the familiar confines of Chesapeake Energy Arena appears to have done the trick, as he got off to a torrid start en route to easily his best game of the season. It's the performance owners have been waiting for all season -- now let's see if it leads to sustained production.
Nov 13 - 9:44 PM

Serge Ibaka said he's still trying to find his rhythm in Orlando.

"I'm just going to ask the Magic fans to keep believing in me. I'm a lot better than what I showed the last couple of days," Ibaka said. "I'm just trying to find a rhythm on defense and offense with new teammates, a new coach. I'm just trying to find my position. I know it's tough for them. I'm going to try here to be the man." The big man has regressed in four straight seasons and his numbers are down across the board once again. He should be a little better moving forward, but owners should keep their expectations in check.
Nov 13 - 12:40 PM

Serge Ibaka scored eight points with nine rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

He is getting his wish with more usage, posting a 20.5 usage rate this year -- that's up from 17.6 last season. Ibaka's shot selection is very different this season, though. Interestingly, he hasn't take a single corner trey, which is surprising because 56 percent of his made treys were in the corners last year. Plus, he's also made just 31 percent of his midrange shots, which is way down from 46 percent last year. He's off to a slow start, but he should still be way better than his 10th-round value in standard leagues.
Nov 11 - 11:15 PM

Serge Ibaka scored 11 points with two rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the Wolves on Wednesday.

While the boards have been sub-par all season, Ibaka is starting to block some shots. He has two blocks in three of his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 4.6 boards, 1.4 blocks, 0.2 steals and 1.0 treys on 50.0 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. He's not really doing much for DFS or points leagues, but Ibaka is showing signs of life in standard leagues.
Nov 9 - 11:00 PM

Serge Ibaka was held to seven points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes vs. the Bulls on Monday.

He was 3-of-6 from the field and salvaged his line with three assists, two blocks, one steal and one triple. Ibaka's decline over the past few years has been a major concern, and prior to Monday he was averaging just 5.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.
Nov 7 - 10:41 PM