Report: Thunder shopping Serge Ibaka
The Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly shopping big man Serge Ibaka.
ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported Thursday that the Thunder have made Ibaka available in trade discussions.
The Thunder is shopping big man Serge Ibaka on this draft day, a source said. https://t.co/obBwkWDf6F
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 23, 2016
Ibaka has one year left on his contract and is coming off what is by his standards an underwhelming season. The emergence of Steven Adams and Enes Kanter in the Oklahoma City frontcourt, coupled with a desire to manage salary going forward, may make Ibaka expendable. He may only be under contract for one more season, but he is still just 27.
Interestingly, Ibaka recently predicted that both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook would be staying with the organization long-term. He himself may not be.