Found October 26, 2011 on TheProBasketballTalk:
Jacob Noble The rest of the staff has choosen certain players they deemed not suitable for their slot on our countdown, I will use my selection for Russell Westbrook. A talented point guard who has yet to learn how to run an offense, having him over Rajon Rondo and Steve Nash is blasphemy. No one will question Russell's scoring ability and we enjoyed the way he took over games to help the Thunder excel into the playoffs, but our last vision of the young point guard was his inability to distribute the ball, careless turnovers, and being benched, only to watch his team excel without him. Some would argue that the team may be better suited bringing in a traditional point guard while starting James Harden, I am not that quick to write off this up and coming star in the league. He just needs to grow as a player and gain maturity. Brandon Parker Midway through the season, I was a huge Russell Westbrook fan. I loved how he attacked the basket, dunked on anybody in his way and ...

Ibaka to play 2 months for Real Madrid

Oklahoma City Thunder center Serge Ibaka has signed with Real Madrid and will play two months for the Spanish League contender, the team announced Tuesday. Ibaka's stay with the team will continue as long as the NBA lockout remains in effect. He replaceds Novica Velickovic and joins a roster that includes Dallas Mavericks swingman Rudy Fernandez. Ibaka spent part of his summer...

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Serge Ibaka will hoop for Real Madrid in Spain for the next two months, according to the team. From Sportando: “Real Madrid officially signed for the next two months Serge Ibaka. The Congolese power forward with Spanish passport was goldmedalist with Spain at Eurobasket 2011. Ibaka spent the last two years in NBA with Oklahoma City Thunder. If the lockout in NBA ends prior to...

State of Nate – A Sneak Peak in Nate Robinson’s Life

I know what everyone’s been thinking this summer: “What the hell has Nate Robinson been up to this offseason?” If you are like everyone else and looking for your fix of Nate, then you are in luck. Recently, Mr. Robinson started shooting and producing a monthly show about his personal life for his YouTube channel OfficialNateRobinson. In this 2nd installment of the “State...

Serge Ibaka will play for Real Madrid for at least two months

One of the most enjoyable storylines for diehards over the past two NBA seasons has been the emergence of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, a high-risk draft choice with the 24th pick in 2008 who seems to add more skills to his considerable athleticism with each game. He's not just a raw performer dependent on dunks and blocked shots -- his jumper keeps getting better...

Serge Ibaka signs to play with Real Madrid during lockout

Serge Ibaka has been courted by a number of Spanish teams recently — he became a Spanish citizen (he played there before coming to the NBA) which means he doesn’t count against a team’s foreign player limit. That makes him highly prized. Ibaka has agreed to play for Real Madrid during the lockout, the team…

Ibaka Signs Two-Month Deal With Real Madrid

Serge Ibaka will be paid $140,00 per month by Real Madrid.

Thunder's Ibaka signs with Real Madrid

Thunder big man Serge Ibaka has signed a two-month contract to join Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid of the ACB League.

OKC Thunder's Serge Ibaka signs deal to play in Spain during NBA lockout

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.comTHUNDER — Power forward Serge Ibaka becomes the third member of the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign a deal to play overseas during the NBA lockout, which is now costing the league regular-season games.Read more on

Real Madrid inks Serge Ibaka to two-month deal

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