HoopsHype Serge Ibaka rumors

May 20, 2014 Updates

Deep down, Ibaka understands his medical timetable couldn't possibly include a return to these conference finals, but no one has yet talked him out of the belief he'd be back in the lineup if the Thunder advanced to the NBA Finals, a source said. The Thunder believed this injury would be a one-to-two-month recovery period. Without a tear in that plantaris muscle, though, Ibaka wants to believe it can be sooner. Yahoo! Sports

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Marc J. Spears: On Ibaka's injured calf, Brooks said he doesn't know yet and says he will know more Friday. Said Ibaka told him he was uncertain. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

May 12, 2014 Updates

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will not be fined or suspended for hitting Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the groin, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Ibaka hit Griffin in the groin with his fist early in the Thunder's 101-99 loss to the Clippers in Game 4 of a second-round series on Sunday. Ibaka said the incident was an accident because he was pushed from behind by Thunder teammate Kendrick Perkins. Yahoo! Sports

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Adams can get under the skin of opponents, but he seems to have found the good graces of his teammates. He has two clear endearing qualities: a quirky sense of humor and an absence of pretension. He once auditioned for a theater production of “The Hobbit” in Wellington. “Sometimes you’re mad, and when you see him you start to smile because he cannot stop making people smile,” said Serge Ibaka, whose disposition is not always so sunny. New York Times

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In a partnership with Serge Ibaka, the Thunder will hold a special UNICEF Night against the Pelicans on Friday. The evening will includes a special auction outside Section 120 where fans can bid on the jersey Ibaka wears for the game. The winner will also meet Ibaka following the game as well. All proceeds go to UNICEF and the Thunder Cares Foundation. “I lost my mom when I was 7 years old and I had to be separated form my dad for long periods as a child,” said Ibaka in a release. “I know how it feels to grow up without your parent’s guidance every day. That’s why when I started working with Unicef I knew I wanted to focus on orphaned kids. This is a very important project for me and I am sure the Oklahoma community will understand. I want to thank them in advance for their generosity.” DailyThunder.com

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Nikola Mirotic of Real Madrid said that he wants to play for Spanish National Team next summer. Mirotic, who has a passport from Montenegro and Spain, missed Eurobasket 2013, but now he intends to play FIBA World Cup in Spain next summer. "I want to play for Spain. I don’t want that people have doubt about me. I hope that Spanish federation will publicly say if they want Serge Ibaka or me to play” said Mirotic. Sportando

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