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Are more 3-pointers coming from the Thunder's big men?

Erik HorneWith Serge Ibaka off to Orlando, a common thought has been that Ersan Ilyasova, a career 37-percent 3-point shooter, would be the heir to Ibaka’s role as the “stretch four” who can shoot 3-pointers from the power forward position. Billy Donovan sees the Thunder having more options than just Ilyasova, among them newcomers Joffrey Lauvergne and Domantas Sabonis, and even Enes Kanter.
Via Thunder Rumblings
19 hours ago

2017 Orlando Magic Player Outlook: Serge Ibaka

The Orlando Magic gave up a lot to acquire Serge Ibaka. He comes in as the anchor to their defense with a chance to do more than ever before. Draft Night for the Orlando Magic this season was big, simply put. Instead of keeping the player they drafted with their 11th pick, they traded Domantas Sabonis, […] 2017 Orlando Magic Player Outlook: Serge Ibaka - Orlando Magic Daily -...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
7 days ago

Serge Ibaka: ‘I never asked to be traded’ from Oklahoma City

The prevailing narrative surrounding Serge Ibaka this summer seems to be one of a disgruntled big man who was bothered by a marginalized role and wanted out of Oklahoma City, either via trade or via free agency next summer. But Ibaka insists that this wasn’t the case. In a feature for Sports Illustrated on Tuesday, Ibaka opened up about his wild offseason and put to rest rumors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors reportedly planning to target Serge Ibaka next summer

The Toronto Raptors must want revenge on the Orlando Magic for stealing Bismack Biyombo away this offseason. According to a report by Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, the Raptors are planning to pursue three-time All-Defensive First Team big man Serge Ibaka next summer with a run at Ibaka said to be “very much on their minds.” The 26-year-old Ibaka becomes an unrestricted free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka Finally Gives Orlando Some Direction

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 26, 2016. The Orlando Magic overpaid for potentially one year of Serge Ibaka. Let’s get that part out of the way. Without a commitment on a contract extension, giving up a lottery pick, a useful rotation player and a high-end starter for a non-All Star is usually never a good decision. But for the first time since...
Via The Sports Post
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant says Thunder trading Serge Ibaka was a 'good move'

It's no secret what the Oklahoma City Thunder's priority is this summer. But the team turned heads last week, when Serge Ibaka was dealt to the Magic for a package of players headlined by Victor Oladipo on draft night.Everyone wondered how this deal would affect OKC's chances of re-signing Kevin Durant. Well, it looks like it didn't hurt."It's a good move," Durant told reporters...
Via FOX Sports
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka was promised, not given larger role on Thunder

Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka caught people by surprise, but the more we learn, the more it makes sense why they did what they did. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Saturday that Ibaka was unlikely to remain with the Thunder after his contract expired next summer, and that he had damaged his relationship with the team and some players due to his lobbying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Thunder hope Ibaka trade convinces Kevin Durant to return

The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled off the most stunning move of the 2016 NBA draft by shipping away veteran forward Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic and getting guard Victor Oladipo in return.’s Royce Young shared the full details of the trade, one in which some might consider the Thunder pulling a forward-looking move to help better position the team if Durant decides...
Via The Sports Daily
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder shopping Ibaka

The Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly shopping big man Serge Ibaka. ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported Thursday that the Thunder have made Ibaka available in trade discussions. The Thunder is shopping big man Serge Ibaka on this draft day, a source said. — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 23, 2016 Ibaka has one year left on his contract and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Thunder reportedly shopping Serge Ibaka

The Oklahoma City Thunder have made power forward Serge Ibaka available for trade ahead of Thursday’s draft, reports Marc Spears of ESPN. Ibaka, 26, is set to become a free agent after next season. He averaged 12.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks during the regular season for Oklahoma City and had similar numbers during the Thunder’s postseason run. Although he’s been a...
Via The Sports Daily
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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