HoopsHype Serge Ibaka rumors

January 24, 2015 Updates

Michael Lee: Russell Westbrook didn't talk after OKC lost to #hawks. This exchange with Serge Ibaka was intense. vine.co/v/OIE77aLXpOg Twitter @MrMichaelLee

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Morrow, by the way, can be added to the above list. He’s also averaging more fourth quarter points than Ibaka. The first-year Thunder sharpshooter is averaging 3.8 points in the final period. “My first job always is defense here on this team,” Ibaka stressed. “Some games I’m going to shoot 15 (shots). I don’t really worry about the shots. All I can do is keep working when the opportunity comes.” Oklahoman

November 23, 2014 Updates

Ibaka has already tied a career-high in both makes (23) and attempts (60) from deep. He’s taken as many as nine in a game. He’s made as many as four. It’s become a thing. And if you ask Scott Brooks, it’s not going anywhere, even when the stars return. “I think it continues,” Brooks said. “He doesn’t necessarily have to live out there and shoot 10 a game. But three or four a game is a good number for him.” Oklahoman

November 11, 2014 Updates

No amount of applause, no trophy or title could ever eclipse a father’s love for his baby girl. From the moment they met, Serge Ibaka’s heart grew whole. Ibaka said, “It’s a different love. Just the best love ever.” The Thunder star was only 17 when he became a father. It’s not unusual in Congo, where love blossoms early and teen pregnancy is rampant. KFOR

Ronnie Ibaka lives in Congo with her mom, but Serge is very much a part of her life. He visits frequently and supports his family financially. Ibaka told us, “I give her the best, everything because everything I do right now is for her.” KFOR

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An anonymous NBA scount dishes his take on the Thunder's outlook with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sidelined. "They are going to have a hard time scoring. You know they are not going to rush KD back because that’s not what they do. The entire offense was funneled to Westbrook and Durant. You can run the same sets but how effective is it going to be without two of the top 10 players in the NBA? But that’s probably what they are going to do. Reggie Jackson is like a mini-Westbrook. He’s going to get a lot of shots. It was the Perry Jones Show against the Clippers, so he will get looks too. Serge Ibaka isn’t a post presence but they might try to do more to get him more baseline jump shots. These are band-aids though. In this conference, they can easily lose 10 or 15 games over the next month and be in a deep hole when Russ or KD comes back. This injury could knock them out of the playoffs." Sports Illustrated

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Gobert clearly listened. From a second-quarter dunk on Pau Gasol to almost flawless post play to helping hold two All-Star big men in check, Gobert was everywhere he needed to be. His 13 rebounds were only one fewer than the brothers Gasol and the ineffective Serge Ibaka combined, and a key factor in a 50-28 advantage on the boards. The young big man's single block of the night, on a Pau Gasol attempt, preempted France's closing 10-0 burst. "I knew everybody was expecting me to help the team," said Gobert, who averaged 2.3 points and 3.4 for the Utah Jazz last season amid two stints in the D-League. "Everybody knew I could stop them. That was just my mission. Everyone else played great offensively. I just had to stop Pau. He's one of the best players in the world and if you stop him, they're not as strong." ESPN.com

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