HoopsHype Serge Ibaka rumors

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The Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka in the face, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 6:42 remaining in the third quarter of the Suns' 88-76 victory over the Thunder on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at US Airways Center. Morris will be suspended for the Suns' first 2013-14 regular season-game in which he is eligible and physically able to play. NBA.com

October 13, 2013 Updates

“I’m working on my game and creating my own shot,” Ibaka said. “That is something I’ve been doing all summer, so I hope it will pay off. … I’ve been working on putting the ball on the floor and post moves.” NBA.com

If the chiseled, 245-pound Ibaka, the reigning two-time shot-block king, can establish himself as a presence around the offensive rim, it would give the nearly unguardable duo of Westbrook and Durant a previously unavailable option. The lack of a low-post game with Ibaka and the offensively limited Kendrick Perkins has long been a glaring void, and a constant criticism, of the OKC attack. “You know,” Ibaka said, “I’m sure I will be better than last year because I put a lot of work in this summer.” NBA.com

October 10, 2013 Updates

Serge, how's the team looking to accomplish its target which I suppose is to win the title right? Yes, always. Our target is always to fight for the title. We know it's not easy but we are going to try and win. How do you think the team has improved? It has improved a lot, especially mentally. You First Sports

Are you prepared to be the third weapon in offense for the Thunder this season behind Westbrook and Durant? Well my objective is to continue working to help the team. I'm not thinking about being the third threat, I'm just focusing on playing hard and helping the team. Serge, in the last quarter you and Reggie Jackson have led the team and sealed the win. Do you think that this year when Durant is absent you can take on a more offensive role with mid distance shots like today? Yes. If Durant isn't there we've all got to be prepared to help the team. He wasn't there in the fourth quarter so me, Reggie and the rest of the team tried to help the team. You First Sports

October 9, 2013 Updates

Entering his fifth season, the first of his contentious four-year, $49 million extension, Ibaka must now take on the role of third scoring option. More than that, it's time he also blossoms into the Thunder's best post defender. Oklahoma City's championship hopes might depend on it. Harden is long gone, and Kevin Martin walked this summer. That leaves Ibaka as one of the few remaining players the Thunder can count on to complement Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Everyone else outside of Reggie Jackson is either a defensive specialist or a big fat question mark. “He has to continue to have an impact on the game,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said of Ibaka. Oklahoman

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The team and its players are also conscious of its role and influence around the world. That is why Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha and Hasheem Thabeet, all of whom have roots in Africa, will be traveling to the continent from August 29th-September 1st to take part in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. The event, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a basketball camp for 60 of the top 18-and-under players throughout the African continent. In addition to learning the game of basketball, the young participants will be involved in life skills seminars, while the Thunder trio will be working with NBA Cares to give back to communities in need. NBA.com

August 6, 2013 Updates

The DR Congo basketball player, Serge Ibaka, currently holding the Spanish nationality, had reached a verbal accord to represent the Angola's senior men team of Interclube in 2006. The information was released Sunday in Luanda by Serge Ibaka himself. The power forward Serge Ibaka (23) was speaking during the Sprite NBA Africa Clinic Project designed to hunt for new talents. All Africa

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Serge Ibaka won't play Eurobasket with Spanish National Team. The forward was invited by the Thunder to rest this summer considering that he has finished the season injured. Sportando

June 20, 2013 Updates

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