Raptors retain Ibaka with three-year $65M pact

As the Toronto Raptors power forward hits free agency for the first time in his career, the rumor mill and its nastiest side has taken its toll on the 27-year-old Republic of Congo native.

Ibaka agreed to terms with the Raptors on a three-year contract with $65 million, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Ibaka didn't remain in Orlando for long, either.


Toronto originally swapped Terence Ross and a 2017 first round draft pick to obtain Ibaka from the Orlando Magic.

Ibaka's new contract is easily the largest one he's ever signed. Overall in 2016-17, Redick averaged 15.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.2 minutes over 78 games (all as a starter). An average of $21.66 million per year is a heck of a lot of money for a big man who doesn't move with almost the same explosiveness that he used to, neither possessing the same degree of shot-blocking tenacity or rebounding that he did during his earlier years in Oklahoma City.

Serge Ibaka has reportedly reached a deal to stay in Toronto, according to reports from The Vertical. There was an issue with the contract (specifically, it violated the Over-38 Rule, since his 38th birthday would have come during the fourth year of the deal).


That said, on a more positive note, the length of the three-year deal is ideal.

Iguodala regularly guarded Cleveland star LeBron James during the NBA Finals yet again, and scored his post-season high of 20 points in the Game 5 title clincher. The vet averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 rebounds on the season.

Fred Katz is the Thunder beat writer for the Norman Transcript and CNHI Oklahoma as well as the host of the Locked on Thunder podcast.



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