Serge Ibaka

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TORPower Forward: 6’9, 245 lbs; 9th year, Congo

NBA Role: two-way power forward • Star UnderDOG

Serge Ibaka’s a two-way power forward who loves sending shots into oblivion; though he’s declined a bit in recent years, Ibaka still has excellent value as a help side shot-blocker – NBA’s active career leader in bpg (2.5/night) – counted on to protect the basket whether he’s at the 4 or 5; one of the game’s top watch dogs – won’t send every shot flying but has learned to defend without fouling and alters a ton of looks near the rim (lost a step in one-on-one D the past couple years, however); needs to transfer steadier play on offense: sure, Serge’s bread & butter is his J but he settles way too much – should faceup more, drive the lane; dealt to Raptors (Feb. ’17)  – helps Coach Casey set the tone up front – pivotal role as a veteran leader, floor spacer and glue guy

Signature Shot: midrange J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 79


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 12 points/game, 7.3 rebounds/game, 52% FG
  • 3x All-NBA Defensive First Team (’12-’14)
  • Competes for the Spanish National Team – Silver Medalist (2012)
  • Led NBA in blocks: 198 (2010-11)