New Raptors Forward Serge Ibaka Signing Autographs (Photo)
Here is an original photo of then Orlando Magic forward Serge Ibaka signing autographs prior to a recent game against the Detroit Pistons. The glimpse is provided by Lance Martinez from My Detroit Sports. Monday, Ibaka was once again dealt, this time to the Raptors.
After spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ibaka was traded to Orlando on draft day, in deal that brought Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Ersan İlyasova to OKC. Ilyasova was later traded to the 76ers.
Ibaka’s tenure in OKC included leading the NBA in blocks, during both 2012 and 2013, while earning all-defensive first team honors on three occasions (2012-2014). For his career, the Congo native has averaged 11.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.
In his first season running the court in Central Florida, the 2008 first round pick has upped his scoring average to 15.2 points, while holding virtually steady in the other above categories. Entering Friday’s game with the Celtics, the Magic own a disappointing 18-29 record.