Serge Ibaka Rumors

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Serge Ibaka
Serge Ibaka
Position: F
Born: 09/18/89
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $12,250,000
“(Nikola) Mirotic and (Serge) Ibaka have confirmed their availability,” Scariolo said to Onda Cero radio. “Obviously there is a different status and situation, but all of the players have confirmed to me their availability, although with certain provisos. Each has his own circumstances and own situation, but the availability of all is very good.”
Scariolo will only be allowed to call up Mirotic or Ibaka, but not both, since each can only compete for the country as a naturalized Spaniard. Ibaka played at FIBA EuroBasket 2011, the 2012 Olympics and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup while Mirotic represented the country at FIBA EuroBasket 2015 and at last year’s Olympics.
Storyline: Eurobasket
Lopez will return to the Bulls lineup Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers, a relief to the Bulls considering the league could’ve taken a harsher stance with Lopez — a two- or three-game suspension was being mulled at the league office, sources tell CSNChicago.com Lopez was pushed into Ibaka after Jimmy Butler hit a three in the second half, and the two combatants squared off underneath the rim, with officials, teammates and coaches trying to separate them.
Storyline: Raptors-Bulls Scuffle
Lopez may get a game more for having thrown the first punch, but again, both are likely to miss at least a couple of games. “I just hope the league will do a better job to watch, because if that was me, we would not get to that point, punching and stuff,” Ibaka said after the game. “Know it’s basketball, sometimes we can talk trash or push each other. Punching like that, there’s no room, I think. I want to play basketball, I don’t want to get suspended. The fact that he’s talking to me first and like a man I respond and protect myself.”