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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
Contract: view contract details

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Serge Ibaka said that he was aiming to play Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs.
While it would have been great to see Ibaka return during the post-season, he now has the entire offseason to get 100 percent healthy for next year. Ibaka's knee procedure was a relatively minor operation, so there's no reason to think he'll have any lingering issues with this next season. Ibaka did have a bit of a down year, but that had a lot more to do with the catastrophic injuries that hit OKC's roster through the year. Even in a down year, Ibaka posted an elite 2.4 blocks per game while hitting a career-high 1.2 three-pointers per game. He remains an early-round asset in all formats. Apr 16 - 2:54 PM

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Scott Brooks officially ruled out Serge Ibaka for the remainder of the regular-season on Sunday.

Ibaka never really had a shot at returning to action before the regular-season ended, so this news shouldn't be surprising to anyone. Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Enes Kanter will continue to help fill the void in his absence, with Kanter obviously offering the most upside.
Apr 12 - 4:54 PM

Serge Ibaka (knee) was seen getting up some shots during Friday's pregame warmups.

He still is not practicing, but this is a very small step in the right direction. It's extremely unlikely Serge is able to return before the regular-season ends, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Enes Kanter will continue to man the frontcourt in his absence.

Serge Ibaka (knee) still isn't close to returning to action according to head coach Scott Brooks.

It doesn't appear that Ibaka will be able to return for the regular season, and the Thunder have just recently slipped behind the Pelicans for the eight seed in the Western Conference. We will update Ibaka's status once we know more, but he belongs on the wire in all re-draft leagues. Enes Kanter and Steven Adams will continue to hold down the fort in the paint.
Apr 8 - 1:16 PM

Serge Ibaka (knee) has yet to resume practicing and his return date is unknown.

Ibaka had surgery on Mar. 17 and was given an initial timetable of 4-6 weeks, which he later suggested could be shortened to 3-4 weeks. OKC's game on Tuesday marks the three-week threshold but there's still no indication that he's ready to get on the court and fantasy owners can't rely on him for any regular-season production. Steven Adams will continue to share the frontcourt with red-hot Enes Kanter until Ibaka is fully recovered.
Source: Oklahoman
Apr 7 - 6:50 PM

Serge Ibaka (knee) said on Saturday that he hopes his 4-6 week timetable is only 3-4 weeks.

According to the earlier timetable, the earliest Ibaka would have returned would be on the regular season finale. With the new timetable, he's still looking at a best-case scenario playing on Apr. 10 for the last four games of the season. OKC said they were going to be very careful with Kevin Durant (foot), so one would think they'd do the same with Ibaka. He can remain on the wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 21 - 5:54 PM

Serge Ibaka will miss the next 4-6 weeks of action after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to help eliminate persistent soreness in his right knee.

That timeline will keep Ibaka out for the remainder of the regular season, so it's safe to drop him in all re-draft leagues at this point. Enes Kanter, Steven Adams, Mitch McGary, and Nick Collison will all be asked to help fill the void with Ibaka sidelined, and Russell Westbrook will somehow be asked to do more than what he's already been doing. Adams is worth an add in standard leagues, while McGary is worth a look in deeper formats. For what it's worth, Thunder GM Sam Presti said an MRI revealed no structural damage to Serge’s knee, and there aren't expected to be any long-term consequences with this procedure.

ESPN's Chris Broussard is reporting that Serge Ibaka is currently undergoing knee surgery, and according to his source, he's expected to be out for "a few weeks."

This is some pretty devastating news for fantasy owners, especially considering has only missed one game in the past four seasons. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but it seems very likely that Serge is looking at an extended absence, and owners fighting to make it through the first round of the fantasy playoffs will now need to consider dropping Ibaka. Enes Kanter, Steven Adams, Mitch McGary, and Nick Collison will all pick up the slack in Ibaka's absence, with Kanter and Adams offering the most upside.

Serge Ibaka needs a procedure on his right knee and will be out for an undetermined amount of time, sources told

Ibaka, who has missed the last two games, will visit a specialist "with the expectation for him to have a clean-out procedure in order to be ready for the postseason." The Thunder have confirmed Ibaka will see a specialist in New York, but the team has not updated his status beyond that. Fantasy owners have to be in wait-and-see mode right now, but Enes Kanter and Steven Adams make a lot of sense to target (in that order) if they're still available in your league.
Source: ESPN
Mar 16 - 1:38 PM

Serge Ibaka (knee soreness) will not play vs. the Bulls on Sunday, while Steven Adams and Enes Kanter will draw the start in the frontcourt.

It's a tough blow for Ibaka and his fantasy owners, and this will mark his second straight game on the sidelines. All we know is that Ibaka has been complaining about soreness in his knee, so we will go ahead and consider him questionable to play vs. the Mavericks on Monday. If Ibaka continues to miss extended time, Steven Adams, Enes Kanter and Mitch McGary will all see a nice bump in value.
Mar 15 - 11:32 AM

Serge Ibaka (knee) was held out of practice on Saturday, and he is still listed as day-to-day.

The Thunder could desperately use his presence in the paint for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls, but we should know more about his status after shootaround. If Ibaka can't give it a go, Mitch McGary would likely draw another start and would be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Mar 14 - 1:29 PM

Serge Ibaka (knee) will not play against the Wolves on Friday night.

The team is calling it right knee soreness. Ibaka hasn't had any noteworthy knee issues since 2011, so there's no reason to be alarmed just yet even though the Thunder are not on a back-to-back set. He should be considered questionable to play against the Bulls on Sunday. Mitch McGary will start and could get a chance to score more while Enes Kanter may also step up. Kanter has the higher upside. Russell Westbrook is going to be busy tonight.
Mar 13 - 6:24 PM

Serge Ibaka bounced back in loss to the Bulls on Thursday with 25 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in 46 minutes.

He somehow only had two points and two boards against the 76ers on Wednesday, but filled the stat sheet tonight. Ibaka was magnificent in his other games since the break, averaging 15.9 points, 10.4 boards, 3.3 blocks and 0.5 steals in his previous eight games. Ibaka is one of the best power forwards in the NBA for fantasy and has missed just three games in his last five seasons.
Mar 5 - 10:46 PM

Serge Ibaka fouled out during a 123-118 overtime win over the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with two points, two boards and four blocks in 31 minutes.

He was coming in as one of the hottest power forwards from a stat production standpoint, averaging 17.9 points, 11.6 boards and 3.1 blocks in his previous seven games since the All-Star break. Ibaka should be a first-round guy until Kevin Durant (foot) gets back and is likely going to be a top-20 player upon KD's return, too.
Mar 5 - 1:46 AM

Serge Ibaka blocked three shots in Thursday's overtime loss to the Suns, adding 13 points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

He made a huge block at the end of the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime, but it wasn't enough to keep the Suns from rallying in the end. Ibaka has been on a torrid pace since returning from the All-Star break, averaging 18.6 points, 12.2 boards and 3.4 blocks over the last five games. Ibaka and Russell Westbrook have stepped up in a big way in the absence of Kevin Durant (foot), and they are going to continue putting up mind-blowing numbers until KD finally returns.
Feb 27 - 2:02 AM

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PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Anthony Morrow
4Steve Novak
5Perry Jones
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Enes Kanter
3Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Mitch McGary