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SERGE IBAKA RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
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Report: Kevin Durant is 'fine' with the Serge Ibaka trade

One of the big questions in the wake of the Oklahoma City Thunder trading Serge Ibaka to Orlando was how Kevin Durant would react. It turns out that Durant is reportedly accepting of the trade. According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, Durant is understood to be “fine” with the deal, and the trade seems unlikely to impact his free agency decision. There was some concern that trading...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  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. ESPN.com’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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic take their shot with Serge Ibaka

The Orlando Magic shifted gears, aggressively pursuing a major change to the roster to bring in an elite skill set. The team is pushed in for Serge Ibaka. The Orlando Magic were biding their time, building through the draft and making careful selections. There were surely opportunities they passed on for big names. But Rob […] Orlando Magic take their shot with Serge Ibaka - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Magic land Serge Ibaka in draft-night trade with Thunder

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic were looking to get a proven veteran and a rim protector this offseason and they came out with both in Thursday night's NBA draft. Orlando selected Gonzaga sophomore Domanta Sabonis with the 11th overall pick then immediately traded his rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder for veteran shot-blocker Serge Ibaka. The Magic announced the deal hours...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic acquire Serge Ibaka, send Victor Oladipo to Thunder

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic were looking to get a proven veteran and a rim protector this offseason and they came out with both in Thursday night's NBA draft.Orlando selected Gonzaga sophomore Domanta Sabonis with the 11th overall pick then immediately traded his rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder for veteran shot-blocker Serge Ibaka. The Magic announced the deal hours...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five biggest surprises of 2016 NBA Draft

As expected, Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram were the first two picks of the 2016 NBA Draft. After that, we got more than a few surprises thrown our way. Some where mildly surprising, while others were borderline jaw-droppers. In some cases, the big surprises were who got drafted, or who didn’t. In other cases, the surprise came in the form of a trade. Now that the first round...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Thunder-Magic deal for Serge Ibaka

The Oklahoma City Thunder had a choice to make in 2012 between James Harden and Serge Ibaka when both were eligible for contract extensions and they had already signed Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to max deals. Ibaka was amenable to a team-friendly deal and filled a more unique role than Harden with his interior defense and ability to function on offense without the ball and...
Via RealGM - NBA
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder trade Serge Ibaka to Magic in blockbuster deal

The Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder delivered one of the biggest blockbusters on draft day, as they agreed to a large deal that sends Serge Ibaka to the Magic for three players. As first reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Magic are sending Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and draft pick Domantas Sabonis to Oklahoma City in exchange for Ibaka. There were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  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. https://t.co/obBwkWDf6F — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 23, 2016 Ibaka has one year left on his contract and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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