HoopsHype Serge Ibaka rumors

May 16, 2014 Updates

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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After years of mostly body building through boxing, yoga and Las Vegas hill running at 6 a.m., as well as fundamental basketball work—"converting his unique skills and athleticism to really playing the game," Abunassar said—offensive skills training became much more specific last summer. "We did hours upon hours upon hours of work in the mid-post with three moves only: catch and fake and shoot the ball, jab and drive, and then he wanted to be able to finish better with going left," Abunassar said. "We could see the progress of his jump shooting and his confidence with his ability to just turn and fake, and do a one-dribble pullup." Bleacher Report

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The 6'10" shot blocker was leaving AV nightclub in Hollywood this weekend ... when we asked him if he thought the NBA would ever ease up on players using marijuana. Serge's response: "I don't know ... I've never used it so I don't know." TMZ.com

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The Brooklyn Nets established a new NBA record for fewest rebounds in a game (17) Friday night, while allowing Serge Ibaka to shoot a perfect 12-for-12 from the field. But hey, at least they halted Kevin Durant's consecutive games streak of scoring at least 30 points at 12. ESPN.com

January 30, 2014 Updates

Durant has an uncanny ability to instill confidence in this wet-behind-the-ears group that surrounds him, and it's a testament to his quiet work as the leader of this group that so many of the younger talents have come along so quickly. "I don't have a supporting cast," said Durant, who was also aided by Serge Ibaka's 22 points and eight rebounds as well as Derek Fisher's 15 points (five of five from three-point range). "We're all together. We're all in lead roles, I guess. I don't have a supporting cast. We're all the same." USA Today Sports

January 18, 2014 Updates

“But my biggest issue is with Serge Ibaka. I know people talk about how much he’s improved as a shooter, but all he wants to do is shoot jump shots all the time. And he’s not Ryan Anderson. I would be frustrated if it was my team that had him, just like with Josh Smith in Detroit when he takes too many jump shots. [Ibaka] proved me wrong the other night on national TV [when the Thunder came back to beat the Rockets], but I just wish he’d stay closer to the basket offensively.” ESPN.com

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