Serge Ibaka RUMORS & NEWS

  • Serge Ibaka says he wants to stay with Magic forever, and they want him long-term

    Orlando Sentinel "The biggest acquisition of the Orlando Magic’s 2016 offseason indicated on Monday that he has no plans to go elsewhere when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2017. “I’m looking to stay here to play forever — for [as] many, many years as possible,” Serge Ibaka said during the Magic’s..." September 30

  • Serge Ibaka: ‘I’m looking to stay here to play forever’

    Orlando Sentinel "The biggest acquisition of the Orlando Magic’s 2016 offseason indicated on Monday that he has no plans to go elsewhere when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2017. “I’m looking to stay here to play forever — for [as] many, many years as possible,” Serge Ibaka said during the Magic’s..." September 27

  • Serge Ibaka: ‘I never asked to be traded’ from Oklahoma City

    Larry Brown Sports "The prevailing narrative surrounding Serge Ibaka this summer seems to be one of a disgruntled big man who was bothered by a marginalized role and wanted out of Oklahoma City, either via trade or via free agency next summer. But Ibaka insists that this wasn’t the case. In a feature for Sports..." August 30

  • Billy Donovan discusses how he managed Serge Ibaka's desire for an expanded role

    The Oklahoman "Thunder coach Billy Donovan touched on a variety of subjects on The Vertical podcast published Friday. Among the most interesting was the use of Serge Ibaka in the Western Conference semifinals against San Antonio. In March, Ibaka admitted he sometimes was frustrated with his role in the..." August 26

  • Serge Ibaka Was Surprised by Kevin Durant's Decision

    Complex "Serge Ibaka understands why Kevin Durant decided to join the Warriors, he just didn't expect it. His former teammate made shockwaves back in July that are still being felt in the basketball world and despite joining a new team in Orlando, Ibaka continues to field questions about KD's decision...." August 24

  • Raptors reportedly planning to target Serge Ibaka next summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Raptors must want revenge on the Orlando Magic for stealing Bismack Biyombo away this offseason. According to a report by Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, the Raptors are planning to pursue three-time All-Defensive First Team big man Serge Ibaka next summer with a run at Ibaka said..." August 02

  • Magic's Serge Ibaka says he's safe during attempted military coup in Turkey

    Orlando Sentinel "Serge Ibaka, who is visiting Turkey, reports he and others are “safe” as a military coup is underway in the country. The Orlando Magic big man is in Antalya, Turkey, to support and attend a charity soccer match Saturday organized by Cameroonian professional soccer player Samuel Eto’o. On Friday..." July 16

  • Thunder wanted Raptors trio, No. 9 pick for Ibaka

    The Score "The Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors held trade discussions involving power forward Serge Ibaka. Sportsnet's Michael Grange reports that the Thunder wanted Cory Joseph, Patrick Patterson, Norman Powell, and the No. 9 selection in the 2016 NBA Draft in exchange for the Congo-born rim..." June 30

  • Kevin Durant on the Serge Ibaka for Victor Oladipo trade: "It's a good move"

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant was officially announced as part of Team USA in New York City on Monday afternoon. As part of the team's unveiling, each member was available to the media. Durant was predictably mum on his impending free agency -- "We'll figure things out, it's three days away," he told reporters..." June 28

  • Serge Ibaka was promised, not given larger role on Thunder

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka caught people by surprise, but the more we learn, the more it makes sense why they did what they did. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Saturday that Ibaka was unlikely to remain with the Thunder after his contract expired next summer, and..." June 26

  • Durant fine with Ibaka trade

    The Score "As he approaches unrestricted free agency a week from Friday, Kevin Durant doesn't have an issue with the Oklahoma City Thunder's trade of longtime teammate Serge Ibaka, league sources told ESPN's Zach Lowe. Whether Durant will stay with the Thunder this summer is the $25-million question..." June 24

  • Did The Thunder Consult With KD Before Ibaka Trade?

    Black Sports Online "The Oklahoma City traded Serge Ibaka to the Magic earlier today in a some-what surprising move, and it appears that the Thunder made the decision without consulting Kevin Durant. Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater shared the below tweet, which states that the Thunder decided to trade Ibaka..." June 24

  • Once again the Thunder make a shrewd Thunder move by trading Serge Ibaka

    CBS Sports "The eyes of the NBA will be on the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 1 when Kevin Durant officially becomes a free agent. They made a preemptive move into the spotlight on draft night, sending Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic, league sources confirmed to CBS Sports. For a team that won 55 games and..." June 24

  • Serge Ibaka Reportedly Traded to Magic in Deal Involving Victor Oladipo

    Bleacher Report "Fresh off a dispiriting collapse in the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly traded forward Serge Ibaka. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Ibaka has been dealt to the Orlando Magic. Wojnarowski reported the Magic will trade Victor Oladipo, Ersan..." June 23

  • Thunder Are Reportedly Shopping Serge Ibaka For A Potential Draft-Day Trade

    Uproxx "With Kevin Durant’s free agency looming, no one has a more important summer session than the Oklahoma City Thunder. They’ve begun it by floating a very interesting rumor After coming within instants of the NBA Finals, it’s a little curious that the Thunder would want to do anything but keep..." June 23

  • Serge Ibaka remains part of OKC's core after 'most challenging season'

    The Oklahoman "LaMarcus Aldridge was torching the Thunder. The San Antonio forward scored 38 points in a double-digit shellacking of OKC in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. He missed just five shots. Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams were his primary defenders. One-on-one. Change? Nope. “Nine out..." June 11

  • Serge Ibaka: Kevin Durant is staying with Thunder

    Larry Brown Sports "If Kevin Durant is planning on leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder as a free agent this summer, he hasn’t informed all of his teammates yet. In a brief chat with TMZ on Thursday, Thunder big man Serge Ibaka was asked if Kevin Durant is staying in OKC. “Of course,” Ibaka said confidently. “Of..." June 10

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