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Billy Donovan explains how Westbrook's role will change without Durant

It’s been nearly two full months since Kevin Durant shocked the basketball world and announced he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. And since then, just about the only thing more surprising than Durant’s departure itself was Russell Westbrook’s quick decision to do the exact opposite: Announce his intentions to stay in Oklahoma City long-term...
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7 hours ago

Serge Ibaka readying for fresh start

Serge Ibaka has taken the news of his trade very positively. He said he is excited about the opportunity for a fresh start as he prepares for the season. Serge Ibaka is perhaps the biggest name acquisition for the Orlando Magic in this summer of change. The trade that brought him to Orlando, sending out […] Serge Ibaka readying for fresh start - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago

Serge Ibaka is the 48th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season, regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: Serge Ibaka is a unicorn. I know, I know, we use that word too...
Via The Sports Post
10 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
27 days ago  |  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

Report: Kings, 76ers have interest in Dion Waiters

What Dion Waiters does over the next few weeks will be one of the more interesting storylines to follow in free agency. And it sounds like he will have some options. According to NBA reporter Michael Scotto, the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers will have interest in Waiters: The Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings have interest in Oklahoma City Thunder restricted free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 28, 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

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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