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Serge Ibaka

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2015-16 SEASON: Played and started in 78 games with Oklahoma City, averaging 12.6 ppg., 6.8 rpg. and 1.90 blkpg. in 32.1 minpg., while shooting .479 from the floor…Ranked sixth in the NBA in blocked shots and 35th in field goal percentage…Finished in the top ten in blocked shots for the sixth straight season…Led (or tied) the team in rebounding 14 times…Scored in double figures 56 times and had 20+ points six times, including a season-high 25 points on Jan. 4 vs. Sacramento…Pulled down 10+ rebounds 12 times, including a season-high 20 rebounds on Feb. 27 vs. Golden State…Had nine double-doubles…Had at least one blocked shot 58 times, two-or-more blocks 44 times and three-or-more blocks 24 times, including a season-high seven blocks on Nov. 13 vs. Philadelphia...Logged a career-high-tying 47 minutes on Jan. 26 @ New York…DNP-CD (rest) four times…Also played and started in all 18 postseason contests, averaging 12.0 ppg., 6.3 rpg. and 1.33 blkpg. in 33.5 minpg., while shooting .521 (85-163) from the floor and .449 (31-69) from three-point range, helping the Thunder reach the Western Conference Finals.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 524 career NBA regular season games (413 starts), all with Oklahoma City, averaging 11.6 ppg., 7.4 rpg. and 2.48 blkpg. in 28.8 minpg., while shooting .523 (2,558-4,888) from the floor…Has 98 career double-doubles…Also played in 89 career playoff outings (83 starts), averaging 10.9 ppg., 6.7 rpg. and 2.49 blkpg. in 31.0 minpg., while shooting .513 (402-784) from the floor and .427 (41-96) from three-point range…Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team three times (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14)…Joins Dikembe Mutombo (1994-98) as the only players in NBA history to lead the league in total blocked shots for four consecutive seasons (2010-14).

2014-15: Played and stared in 64 games with Oklahoma City, averaging 14.3 ppg., 7.8 rpg. and 2.42 blkpg. in 33.1 minpg.…Ranked second in the NBA in blocked shots…Scored in double figures 53 times and had 20+ points 12 times, including a career-high-tying 27 points on Jan. 16 vs. Golden State…Recorded 17 double-doubles…Had 17 games with 10+ rebounds, including a career-high 22 rebounds on Feb. 19 vs. Dallas…Also tallied the first 20-point/20-rebound contest in the Oklahoma City era during that same game, pouring in 21 points…Had three-or-more blocked shots 26 times…Became the third-youngest player in NBA history to record 1,000 blocked shots on Oct. 29 @ Portland…Missed three games due to a sore right knee and 15 games due to right knee surgery.

2013-14: Appeared and started in 81 games with Oklahoma City, averaging a career-high 15.1 ppg., a career-high 8.8 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 2.70 blkpg. in 32.9 minpg., while shooting .536 (524-978) from the floor…Ranked second in the NBA in blocked shots and also led the league in total blocked shots, becoming just the second player in NBA history (Dikembe Mutombo) to accomplish the feat in four straight seasons…Scored in double figures 69 times and had 20+ points 16 times, including a career-high-tying on Nov. 4 @ Golden State…Set a Thunder record by going a perfect 12-of-12 from the field on Jan. 31 @ Brooklyn…Recorded 10+ rebounds 32 times, including a season-high 20 boards on Nov. 16 @ Milwaukee…Had a career-high 29 double-doubles…Also appeared and started in 17 playoff outings, averaging 12.1 ppg., 6.8 rpg. and 2.47 blkpg. in 34.2 minpg., helping Oklahoma City reach the Western Conference Finals.

2012-13: Played and started in 80 games with Oklahoma City, averaging 13.2 ppg., 7.7 rpg. and 3.03 blkpg. in 31.1 minpg., while shooting a career-high .573 (446-778) from the floor…Led the NBA in blocked shots and ranked fourth in field goal percentage…Scored in double figures 61 times and had 20+ points six times, including a season-high 26 points on Jan. 7 @ Washington…Had three-or-more blocked shots 42 times, including a season-high eight blocks on Mar. 30 @ Milwaukee…Recorded 15 double-doubles…Also appeared and started in 11 playoff games, averaging 12.8 ppg., 8.4 rpg. and 3.00 blkpg. in 33.3 minpg.

2011-12: Appeared and started in 66 games with Oklahoma City, averaging 9.1 ppg., 7.5 rpg. and a career-high 3.65 blkpg. in 27.2 minpg., while shooting .535 (262-490) from the floor…Led the NBA in blocked shots and ranked eighth in field goal percentage…Scored in double figures 28 times…Had 10+ rebounds 17 times, including a season-high 20 rebounds on Mar. 7 vs. Phoenix…Tallied 12 double-doubles…Became the first player in franchise history to record a triple-double with blocked shots, tallying 14 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocked shots on Feb. 9 vs. Denver…The 11 blocks are a franchise record…Recorded 10+ blocked shots three times…Also played and started in 20 playoff games, averaging 9.1 ppg., 7.5 rpg. and 2.95 blkpg. in 28.5 minpg., helping the Thunder reach the NBA Finals…Scored a career-playoff-high 26 points on Jun. 2 vs. San Antonio, going a perfect 11-of-11 from the floor…Only Larry McNeil made more consecutive shots during a postseason game in NBA history (12-12 FG, KCO vs. CHI, Apr. 13, 1975).

2010-11: Played in all 82 games (44 starts) with Oklahoma City, averaging 9.9 ppg., 7.6 rpg. and 2.41 blkpg. in 27.1 minpg., while shooting .543 (335-617) from the floor…Ranked third in the NBA in blocked shots and eighth in field goal percentage…Also led the NBA in total blocked shots with 198…Scored in double figures 42 times…Recorded 12 double-doubles…Made his first career NBA start on Nov. 7 vs. Boston, tallying eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds…Participated in the Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend…Also appeared and started in 17 postseason contests, averaging 9.9 ppg., 7.6 rpg. and 3.06 blkpg. in 28.8 minpg….Recorded career-playoff-high and franchise playoff-record nine blocked shots on Apr. 27 vs. Denver.

2009-10: Appeared in 73 games during his rookie campaign with Oklahoma City, averaging 6.3 ppg., 5.4 rpg. and 1.33 blkpg. in 18.1 minpg., while shooting .543 (201-370) from the floor…Scored in double figures 18 times…Had 10+ rebounds eight times and recorded four double-doubles…Tallied first career double-double on Nov. 22 @ L.A. Lakers with 11 points and 13 rebounds…Scored first NBA points on Nov. 11 @ L.A. Clippers…Made NBA debut on Oct. 30 @ Detroit, recording one rebound in three minutes…Also played in six playoff outings, averaging 7.8 ppg., 6.5 rpg. and 2.00 blkpg. in 25.5 minpg.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Seattle in the first round (24th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft…Re-signed by Oklahoma City (Jul. 11, 2009)…Traded from Oklahoma City to Orlando in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova, Victor Oladipo and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis (Jun. 23, 2016).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: As a member of the Spanish National Team, averaged 8.0 ppg., 5.5 rpg. and 1.3 blkpg. in 18.3 minpg., while shooting .500 from the field in six games during the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup…During the 2012 Olympics, appeared in eight games, averaging 8.0 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and 1.25 blkpg. in 15.1 minpg., as Spain captured the silver medal…Played professionally in Spain for three seasons (2006-09)…2008-09: Played in 31 games with Ricoh Manresa of the Spanish ACB League, averaging 7.1 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 1.0 blkpg. in 16.1 minpg….2007-08: Appeared in 28 games witjh C.B. L’Hospitalet of the Spanish LEB League, averaging 11.9 ppg., 8.4 rpg. and 3.0 blkpg. in 26.3 minpg….2006-07: Played in four games with DKV Joventut in the Final Phase of the Circuito Sub-20, a four-phase competition organized by the Spanish leagues separate from their regular seasons, averaging 13.3 ppg., 9.0 rpg. and 1.8 blkpg….As a member of the Congolese National Team, named MVP of the 2006 U18 African Championships held in Durban, South Africa.

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila…Has 17 siblings…Parents both played basketball for the National Team in the Congo…He wore #9 in honor of his father while with Oklahoma City and chose #7 to honor his mother with Orlando…Lived with his grandmother during the civil unrest in the Congo during the mid-to-late ‘90s in a house with no electricity or running water…Learned the game of basketball playing on outdoor courts, wearing shoes with cardboard inserts to cover the holes in the soles…Received the NBA Community Assist Award in April 2014…Has pledged $315,000 to the “UNICEF Get Boys and Girls in the Game” project for the renovation and expansion of two orphanages in his hometown of Brazzaville, Congo…During the 2014 playoffs, donated $500 for every blocked shot he recorded…Participated in the WildAid’s “No Hype” campaign, which raised awareness about the problems of the ivory trade and poaching…Has made donations to the Congolese federation to help create opportunities for other young players to find success…You can follow him on Twitter: @sergeibaka_7.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: September 18, 1989
From: Brazzaville, Rep. of Congo
Draft: 1st Round (24th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2008 - 2015
Prior to NBA/Country: Ricoh Manresa/Congo

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