OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-– The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed forward Serge Ibaka to a multi-year extension.
The announcement came Saturday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Presti said, “We are very excited that Serge will continue as a core member of the Thunder for years to come… Serge personifies many of the traits that we value as an organization; he is a tireless and disciplined worker, an elite competitor and someone who treats his profession with the utmost focus, which in addition to his character, will all be integral to his continued improvement.”
In three seasons with Oklahoma City, Ibaka has appeared in 221 games (110 starts) and registered averages of 8.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.43 blocks in 24.1 minutes per contest.
During the past two seasons, the forward has blocked 439 shots which are the most in the NBA during that period.
Last season, Ibaka was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team after pacing the league in blocks (3.65 bpg). He blocked 10-or-more shots three times and became the first player in franchise history to record a triple-double which included blocked shots after recording 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks vs. Denver (2/19).
This summer, Ibaka earned a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Games in London.
Ibaka helped guide the Spanish national team to a 5-3 record while averaging 8.0 points, 4.4. rebounds and 1.25 blocks in 15.1 minutes per game.
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