Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds on Friday.
Insight: Everyone invested in Oklahoma City is extremely pleased to see Russell Westbrook on the court because even though that might mean fewer shot attempts for guys like Ibaka, his percentages and other categories should go up. Ibaka was 5-for-11 from the field on Friday and had one assist.
11/7/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka shot 4-for-7 from the 3-point line but missed the game-winning shot from behind the arc with two seconds left in regulation.
Insight: Oklahoma City lost to Memphis, 91-89. The Thunder had a chance to win the game with about five seconds left, but Nick Collison failed to inbound the ball in time, and Oklahoma City turned the ball over on a five-second violation. After a missed foul shot for Memphis, Oklahoma City inbounded the ball at half court to Ibaka, who missed the 3-pointer. Ibaka still had 16 points and seven rebounds.
11/4/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka played very well in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.
Insight: He was 11-of-14 from the field for 25 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one block, three 3-pointers, and three turnovers. Ibaka should continue to produce above his career-averages as long as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are sidelined.
11/3/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka had a great fantasy day against the Nets despite Oklahoma City losing, 116-85.
Insight: Ibaka shot 7-of-11 and made one 3-pointer while also bringing in nine rebounds. He had 15 points, two blocks, a steal and an assist. With so many injuries, Ibaka will have a lot of opportunities in the first part of the season.
11/2/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka made 10 field goals on his way to 23 points.
Insight: Ibaka did not shoot a free throw, so he made 10-of-19 field goals which included three 3-pointers to score 23. However, it was light rebounding night for Ibaka. He grabbed just two boards.
10/17/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka will have to well, especially early on in the season.
Insight: With Kevin Durant out with a foot injury for several weeks, Ibaka will have a great chance to be a dynamic fantasy player. He averaged career-highs in points (15.1 PPG), rebounds (8.8 RPG), assists (1.0 APG), steals (0.5 SPG), and free throw percentage (.784) last season. With him, and Russell Westbrook the focal points of the offense early on, Ibaka should be selected in the second round. If he is able to get off to a hot start, we feel it could easily last the entire 2014-15 season.
10/10/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Mavericks.
Insight: The Thunder want him to get an extra day of rest. Ibaka has missed just three games the last three seasons, so we would be surprised if he is not ready by opening day. Ibaka is a late-first round, early-second round target in most fantasy drafts.
7/29/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka (calf) says he's still not 100 percent, but hopes to be able to play in September with Spain during the World Cup of Basketball.
Insight: Ibaka should be ready to go for the start of training camp, but if he doesn't play for Spain in September then we be concerned.
5/27/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka (calf) did not practice Monday, but received treatment for his calf injury.
Insight: Ibaka should be ready to go for Game 4 of the series with San Antonio. He was the missing piece in Game 3, keeping the Spurs from getting comfortable around the basket.
5/26/2014 9:10:00 AM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka (calf) not only played, but he played well in almost 30 minutes of action.
Insight: Ibaka was the missing piece, keeping the Spurs from getting comfortable around the basket. He totaled four blocks along with 15 points and seven rebounds.
5/25/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka (calf) will start Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs on Sunday.
Insight: Ibaka was expected to miss the rest of the postseason due to a calf injury, but he made sudden progress and has been cleared to play. The Thunder will try to avoid going down three games to none. The Thunder also are starting Reggie Jackson and moving Thabo Sefolosha to the bench.
5/25/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka was back at shootaround and expects to play Sunday in Game 3 against the Spurs. SOURCE: Royce Young, ESPN
Insight: Ibaka will give it a go as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks between now and game-time at 8:30. He missed Games 1 and 2 with a calf injury. OKC lost those two games by an average of 26 points.
5/24/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Serge Ibaka says he'll be in pain if he has to play Sunday against the Spurs. SOURCE: Darnell Mayberry, The Oklahoman
Insight: He's looking a lot closer to doubtful than probable. If Ibaka and his injured calf can't suit up Sunday versus San Antonio, Nick Collison (2.0 ppg this postseason) would draw another start at power forward.
5/23/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka could be back in the lineup for Game 3 Sunday against the Spurs. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: It's a bit of a shocker as Ibaka was expected to miss the rest of the postseason after going down with a calf injury against the Clippers. The Thunder could certainly use him after getting blown out in the first two games. Nick Collison was ineffective starting at the four in Games 1 and 2 (1.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg).
5/16/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is expected to miss the rest of the 2014 postseason due to a left calf injury, according to the team's Twitter.
Insight: It's going to be very difficult for Oklahoma City to defeat San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals without Ibaka, who is the team's third best player. This is the second straight postseason the Thunder have lost a player to a significant injury; Russell Westbrook tore his meniscus in the first round last year.
5/12/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: The NBA will not suspend or fine Thunder forward Serge Ibaka for hitting Blake Griffin in the groin Sunday in Game 4. SOURCE: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
Insight: Ibaka (13.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg this postseason) is known for giving cheap shots but he claims this one was unintentional. Adam Silver and the folks at the league offices must have believed him as he'll receive no further punishment.
4/27/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: OKC power forward Serge Ibaka corralled 14 rebounds Saturday in a win against the Grizzlies.
Insight: He also had 12 points and five blocks. Ibaka has been fairly consistent this series, at least in terms of scoring. He's produced between 12 and 17 points in each of the four games. Only the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan is averaging more blocks per game (5.0) than Ibaka (3.5) this postseason.
3/12/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was all over the glass Tuesday in a win against the Rockets.
Insight: Ibaka finished with a game-high 16 rebounds while also shooting 6-of-14 from the field (12 points). He's been unstoppable since the All-Star break, averaging 16.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg and 2.7 bpg over his last nine contests. We're expecting another big game from him Thursday against the Lakers.
3/9/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka gave it his all Sunday in a four-point loss to the Lakers.
Insight: Ibaka exploded for 21 points, 15 rebounds and two blocked shots. He also had two steals, which ties a season-high. The 18 shots Ibaka attempted were his most since January 29th against Miami.
1/31/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka made all 12 of his field-goal attempts and scored 25 points with nine rebounds, one block and one steal Friday at Brooklyn.
Insight: Ibaka has scored 20+ points in four of the past five games and averaged 16.4 ppg in January.
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