Free agent Serge Ibaka, formerly of the Toronto Raptors, reportedly accepted a two-season offer from the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
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This is the sports site The Athletic who reported this news. Ibaka had been without a contract since the end of his three-year deal that grossed him $ 65 million.
The Congolese was a big part of the Raptors’ NBA championship victory in 2019. He spent three and a half seasons with the Canadian squad, showing a points-per-game average of 14.2. He also set a career high last season with 15.4 points per game.
The 31-year-old is best known for his defensive prowess, a two-time NBA top tackler in 2012 and 2013, during his successful stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was also a member of the Orlando Magic in 2016-2017.
This is a big blow for the Raptors, who will have a big hole to fill in the center. For his part, Ibaka will join Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles, with whom he won top honors in Toronto.